Pass the Cook Book Club: Mini Bananas Foster Ice Cream Pies

by Erin

For Pass the Cook Book Club this month, we (figuratively) passed around Cooking Up a Storm by Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker.

PtCBC 2014

This cookbook was compiled by a New Orleans newspaper, as it became a post-Katrina swapping place for old recipes that were lost in the storm. With 250 authentic recipes including their background stories, this cookbook contains the very best of New Orleans cuisine. Seems like a great cookbook choice for this month, especially with Mardi Gras next week.

I decided to divide up the bananas foster ice cream into six individual mini pies. They were really easy to make: just scoop the ice cream into the pie crusts, freeze, and right before serving you whip up the bananas foster. My parents had never actually had bananas foster before and they really enjoyed their pies. Just make sure to serve immediately as that hot bananas foster starts melting the ice cream!

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Mini Bananas Foster Ice Cream Pies

Two years ago: Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Cupcakes with Raspberry Almond Butter Frosting


Makes 6 mini pies


1 quart vanilla, almond praline, or butter pecan ice cream, softened

6 mini graham cracker crusts

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar

Pinch ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp dark rum

3 medium bananas, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices


  1. Scoop the softened ice cream into each of the mini pie crusts and spread evenly. Freeze until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Just before serving, melt the butter in a medium skillet over low heat. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and rum. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the bananas in a single layer and cook until golden, flipping to cook both sides.
  3. To serve, spoon equal portions of the banana mixture over each mini pie. Serve immediately.

Source: Adapted slightly from Cooking Up a Storm.


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CakePants March 1, 2014 - 10:42 am

All I have to say is: yummmmmmm…. (and, thanks for sharing the recipe!)

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 28, 2014 - 5:40 pm

oooooh these little pies look so delish! and I love that they’re cute little single servings too. Pie all to myself :D

Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines February 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm

I LOVE your idea of make these individual servings. It would make the ice cream thing so much easier to deal with. I never have success with ice cream in a pie because of the whole melting thing that happens as soon as it’s taken out of the freezer.

Emily @ Life on Food February 27, 2014 - 8:57 pm

How cute to have little mini pies! I had other desserts this month and couldn’t take another sweet. Yes, hard to believe but true. I plan on making this soon.

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent February 27, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Love how you divided up into mini pies. Looks delicious!

alex February 27, 2014 - 6:32 pm

mini pies! fun! I could easily eat them all myself!

Kristen February 27, 2014 - 5:48 pm

I love your take on this with the minis. Small sized desserts are my weakness!

Renee @ Tortillas and Honey February 27, 2014 - 3:57 pm

These mini pies are awesome, such a great idea!! I was torn about making the pie, but chose the jambalaya… though I know I will be making the pie in the future.

kita February 27, 2014 - 1:16 pm

How freakin cute! I was just thinking that I could never make this because Handsome doesn’t like bananas – solved that problem for me! :D

Zainab @ Blahnik Baker February 27, 2014 - 11:53 am

What a great idea to divide these up!! I loved this pie and still have half in the freezer.

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 27, 2014 - 11:43 am

These look irresistible, Erin! I’d love to dig into one of these little pies for dessert.

Joanne February 27, 2014 - 8:06 am

I love bananas foster however I can get it…but these mini pies really look perfect! Love how they are individual-sized!


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