Tuesday, May 25, 2010
TWD: Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie
This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie. Mine is better described as a Pineapple Coconut Sorbet Tart. I enjoy all the ingredients involved and I intended to make the recipe as specified, which involved blending ice cream, bananas, and rum for the filling, but for some reason I just wasn’t sold on the combination. I bought some coconut sorbet on sale at Whole Foods last week and decided to just scoop it on top of the crust with some pineapple. Hmm, I guess it wasn’t even much of a tart, more like a cookie topped with sorbet and fruit. Regardless, it ended up being a terrific combination. The coconut-shortbread crust is a brilliant creation.
I’ve given up trying to convince Josh to like coconut desserts, so I just made a mini for myself and didn’t even make him taste it. He is enjoying the leftover shortbread cookies, though. I gave this little tart an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort (since I only made one part), for an EDR of 4. Many thanks to Spike of Spike Bakes for an excellent selection. You can find the actual recipe here on Spike’s delightful blog and visit the TWD site to see the rest of the bakers’ creations.