November 22, 2009

SNOB's Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I must share an incredible recipe for Banana Cream Pie.

Rob and I spent our honeymoon in Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. As expected, the food was a major highlight of our trip.

This pie in particular blew my mind. I ordered it at Slightly North of Broad (aka SNOB), a Charleston restaurant originally recommended to us by @CarpeDC and then by every review site we visited looking for good Charleston eats.

Here's the recipe, as given to me by SNOB's adorable hostess when I was raving to her about the pie:

Banana Cream Pie
Makes 2 pies

  • 3 cups milk
  • 10 bananas
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup 10x sugar
  • 1 cup banana puree
  • 2 tbsp gelatin/ 7 sheets
  • 3-4 cups whipped cream (firm peaks)
  • 12 oz white chocolate

Use 1/4 cup milk to dissolve gelatin. Bring milk, bananas, puree, sugar & vanilla to simmer. Break down bananas with whisk. Add dissolved gelatin and white chocolate and mix until blended. Cool completely over ice bath, and fold in whipped cream. Fill prepared pie shells.

MAKE THIS. The intense banana flavor is incredible, and the white chocolate is definitely the secret ingredient that made it so sweet and velvety but not sugary... OH MAN...

The consistency was more like a creamy cheesecake than a pudding like most cream pies are. Yeah gelatin! It was served in a dense, buttery graham cracker crust. WHOA!

(*Note: SNOB gives out all their recipes! The hostess had a huge binder full of them. So if you go there and love your entree/dessert, don't forget the recipe!)

Breaking the Silence: I'm a Wifey!

It seems appropriate that before I start blogging wedding recaps, honeymoon stories, etc, etc, I should announce that I GOT MARRIED TWO WEEKS AGO!!!


It really was the best day of my life. It sounds cliche, but it was absolutely, without a doubt, the best_day_of_my_life!!! It started off so emotional, beautiful and meaningful, and then turned out to be the most fun party I've ever been to.

It was such a surreal day. Being able to honor my love for my now-hubby while surrounded by the people I love most was amazing. Seeing all those people ALSO having fun, made it even more spectacular for me! And the fact that Rob and I pretty much planned the whole shindig ourselves (and he will say that he deserves just a tiny bit of the credit--I dove into the planning like it was my job) made the party's success so gratifying.

It was all so worth it. It was worth the time, the energy, the money, the anxiety, the stress. Even though I devoted so much energy to "just one day", it was a day that I will remember vividly for life.

So I hope my readers don't get bored with wedding recap stories, because I've been obsessing over wedding stuff since January 16, 2009 (our 10 year anniversary and night of our engagement) and need to document some of my trials and tribulations. I relied so heavily on wedding bloggers throughout the whole process (especially A $10,000 Wedding, The Thirty Something Bride, Brooklyn Bride, Relentless Bride, 2,000 Dollar Wedding and many more), and can can only hope that other brides-to-be find insights here as well.

Did I mention that I hated weddings? Not anymore!
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