Victory tastes sweet. Especially when it’s a postseason Pinstripe win.
Last night was the second game of the American League Division Series (ALDS). I’d fallen asleep somewhere in the 9th inning, but jumped up when I heard the crack of the ball against Mark Teixeira’s bat at the bottom of the 11th. Tex hit a walk-off homer down the left field line, breaking the 3-3 tie and driving the Yanks to victory over the Minnesota Twins. To help kick off the celebration, pitcher AJ Burnett served Tex a pie…in the face. (Watch the whole moment here!)
This morning, it’s my turn to serve you a pie recipe that’s too good to slam in someone’s face. Even if that person happens to be a Red Sox fan.
Blitzed Banana-Coconut Pie (in honor of Mark Teixeira):
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups shredded coconut
- 4 mashed bananas
- 1 shot coconut rum (leave out the booze if serving to kiddies, of course!)
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cold apple juice
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients with hand mixer, pour into almond pie crust (see recipe below) and sprinkle with extra shredded coconut and sliced bananas. Pop into the fridge for a few hours, then serve!
- 2 cups almonds, walnuts or pecans, finely ground in the food processor (about 1 1/2 cups prepackaged almond meal…any nut meal will do)
- 1/4 cup pitted dates
- About 4 tsp. melted margarine (the kind without hydrogenated oils)
- 1 tbsp. cold water
Mix ingredients together in food processor and press into oven-safe pie plate with your fingers. Bake at 350° for about 9-12 minutes (depending on how hot your oven gets) until crust is golden brown.
One bite of this pie and you’ll be soaring higher than a typical Teixeira ball.
Two words: SEE YA!