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Bananaberry Crumb Pie November 16, 2011

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — lillagreca @ 12:40 am
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November is one of the darkest months of the year, and with winter just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch a good movie with a nice, hot beverage of your choice and something good to eat. Why not treat yourself to some warm bananaberry crumb pie with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream? It will make you think of summer and put a smile on your face! 🙂

(8 servings)


Crumb Topping:
2.5 dl (1 c) flour
2.5 dl (1 c) granulated sugar
125 g (4.5 oz) butter

3 medium-sized ripe bananas
350 g (12 oz) frozen strawberries,thawed or 350 g (12 oz) fresh strawberries + 1.5 tbsp water
1.75 dl (¾ c) granulated sugar
0.5 dl (¼ c) brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
0.25 tsp ground cardamom (if you can’t find this spice, nutmeg is the next best thing, but cardamom is better)
2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

1. Preheat oven to 225 C (435 F).
2. Cut the butter into small pieces (1 cm/0.5 in) and set aside for a while.
3. Mash the strawberries with a fork and add the sugars, cornstarch, cardamom (or nutmeg), and orange juice, mixing well.
4. Peel and slice the bananas into “coins”. To prevent the bananas from turning brown while you’re slicing them, sprinkle them with a few drops of lemon juice.
5. Add the flour and sugar to the butter and using either a fork or a U-shaped pastry cutter, cut butter into flour and sugar until the mixture is crumbly. The crumbs should be the size of peas if you want a crunchy granola/müsli type texture, but if you’re like me and prefer a crispy and candy-like topping then continue cutting until the crumbs are very small.
6. Fill a 25 cm (10 in) shallow pie pan with the sliced bananas and pour the strawberry mixture over them. It should look like this:

7. Cover with the crumb topping.
8. Bake 20 – 25 minutes depending on your oven. (I have an electric oven and it takes exactly 20 minutes.) The pie is ready when the crumb topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling through the topping.
9. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


9 Responses to “Bananaberry Crumb Pie”

  1. I love the photos, yummy!


  2. This looks gorgeous!


  3. Wow.. this Bananaberry Crumb Pie looks amazing.. and you know I’m totally in love with the ice cream on top. So hungry now lol


  4. Sad Man's Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro - Prague Says:

    To say I want some now, would be an understatement.


  5. Sad Man's Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro - Prague Says:

    Merry Christmas and thanks for following 🙂


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