Banana Creamy Pie – Gluten Free

by Marla on December 5, 2011 · 75 comments

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Gluten free, healthy, diet homemade banana cream pie recipe.

Perhaps you saw this photo on Instagram a few weeks ago. A lot of you “liked” it so I decided that even though I did not have high resolution photos all was OK.

A few things you need to know about this pie: My son wanted a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. With all of my time in the kitchen and the feasting that went on that day a pie never happened. My mind was stuck on savories and the turkey. Other desserts were enjoyed, but not the little guys pie. The following morning he woke up and begged for a banana cream pie, in his footie PJ’s. And his bright blue eyes. With sweet little cheeks.

How could I possibly refuse…

Yellow birthday candle with a silver star.

He also wanted one single candle. Just because. It was no ones birthday, just a beautiful Sunday together. We sang Happy Birthday to Sunday before diving into pie.

There was no way I could let his expectations down. Especially knowing I had a Girl Hunter weekend coming up…

Georgia Pellegrini Girl Hunter weekend in Texas, USA

See all of those beauties?

You will be hearing much more about them soon. Did you catch the hashtag #GirlHunter all over twitter this weekend? In case you are wondering the hunters were: from left are Carrie Deliciously Organic, Amy She Wears Many Hats, Erika The Ivory Hut, Kristan Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, Me, Lori Recipe Girl, Angie Bakerella, Georgia THE Girl Hunter Georgia Pellegrini, Wendy Wenderly, Bridget Bake at 350, Dara Cookin’ Canuck, Shelly Cookies and Cups, Elana Elana’s Pantry and Cheryl TidyMom (thanks for these 2 photos Cheryl!)

We were in Texas to have girl bonding time and to celebrate Georgia’s new book aptly named Girl Hunter. Which by the way is all ready a best seller on Amazon.com. Just saying.

It is amazing these days how moms can bake all kinds of healthy goodies and shoot guns!

Georgia Pellegrini Girl Hunter weekend in Texas, USA

Let’s get back to pie, shall we?

Gluten free, healthy, diet homemade banana cream pie recipe.

As if I was an Iron Chef, I whipped up this pie in minutes with the chosen ingredient: bananas. Thankfully, there were a few over ripe ones waiting for me in the fruit bowl.

Within seconds my little boy was standing on his Pottery Barn chair perch at our kitchen island with spatula and mixing spoons in his hands.

Very ripe bananas for homemade Banana Cream Pie recipe
This pie takes no time at all to make and it will rock your world. Within about 1/2 hour you can whip up this dreamy dessert that traditionally would take much longer to bake from scratch.

Mine is healthy and takes no time at all.

Gluten free, healthy, diet homemade banana cream pie recipe.

I keep billows of freshly whipped cream in the fridge. My hubs enjoys it with his coffee and my kids love dollops in their bowls of cereal or with fresh berries. With the cream handy, it went directly in this pie. I urge you to make your own whipped cream. It tastes so much better than anything you could buy in a can. It takes seconds to make. I sweeten ours with my favorite vanilla stevia drops.

I used my favorite gluten free, no carb almond crust (introduced to me by my pal Elana.)  Mash up a ripe banana in the whipped cream and voila! A pie is born.

If you want a slightly lighter option you can use thick greek yogurt instead of the cream. Just make sure your crust is at room temperature before topping with any creamy greatness.

Gluten free, healthy, diet homemade banana cream pie recipe.

Have you ever made a banana cream pie? Do you ever randomly put candles on your desserts just because?

Banana Creamy Pie – Gluten Free

Banana Creamy Pie – Gluten Free

Ingredients

    Almond Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups Regular or Blanched Almond Meal (in this pie I used an unblanched one from Trader Joe's)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower, Canola or a neutral tasting oil
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • Filling
  • 3/4 - 1 cup homemade Whipped Cream
  • 1 ripe Banana, mashed
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops adjust to taste
  • Topping
  • sliced Banana

Method

    Prepare the crust
  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. In a bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Break apart any lumps. Add the oil and water, combine with a spoon. Put the dough on a work surface. Knead the dough until well combined with your hands. Press dough into a 9 inch tart pan. Be sure to press it all the way up the sides and evenly throughout the pan. Put tart on a baking sheet and bake it for about 15 minutes, until slightly browned. Take it out of the oven and let crust cool completely. To cool the crust quicker place in the fridge or freezer until cool to the touch (about 15 minutes)
  • Filling
  • In a medium bowl mash ripe banana with a fork or masher. Gently fold in and mix into whipped cream.
  • Assembly
  • Spoon banana cream into cooled pie crust. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula. You can chill the pie again for a little while or serve as is. Top with sliced bananas just before serving.
  • Notes
  • I used a neutral tasting oil, a nutty stronger flavored oil might be tasty too.
  • You can add some cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, etc. to your whipped cream.
  • For a lighter option, use fat free thick greek yogurt instead of whipped cream.
  • After assembly you can place in the freezer for about 1 hour for a little extra chill time.
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1 Rosa December 5, 2011 at 5:23 am

A delicious looking pie! That crust is wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Marla December 5, 2011 at 5:39 am

Thanks Rosa! I use variations of that crust in everything these days. Very versatile!

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3 Katrina December 5, 2011 at 5:31 am

This is one of my all time fav’s! Your version looks lovely. I can’t wait to try this!

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4 Marla December 5, 2011 at 5:39 am

Katrina, life without banana cream pie would not be as pleasant. We LOVE it too :)

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5 Nelly Rodriguez December 5, 2011 at 5:35 am

Love bananas of course! Gorgeous pie!

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6 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

“Did you catch the hashtag #GirlHunter all over twitter this weekend?” <— Yes and I was envious of all that fabulous Girl Power in one place and that I wasn't there! Truly an amazing group of WOMEN. Love that you had the time with everyone!

And this pie…homemade whipped cream + 1 banana for the filling…oh yum. Beautiful recipe!

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7 Marla December 5, 2011 at 5:47 am

Averie, you would be an AMAZING addition to any group of fab girls! I hope you have a wonderful time in Aruba. You need to soak up that sun & be happy in your “happy place” xoxo

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8 heather December 5, 2011 at 5:44 am

Love the pie, and you girls look fantastic in your flannel!!!

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9 Marla December 5, 2011 at 5:49 am

Thanks Heather! There was a large rainbow of plaid this weekend that is for sure!

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10 Rosie @ Sweetapolita December 5, 2011 at 5:49 am

I absolutely love that this is a healthy version of the ever-loved Banana Cream Pie, Marla. You have such a gift for that! I kow what you mean about the big eyes and the pjs–that gets me every time. :)

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11 Maria December 5, 2011 at 5:56 am

I loved following your photos on Instagram! glad you had a fun time! Love the pie:)

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12 Kathryn December 5, 2011 at 6:18 am

I love how easy this pie is and the crust looks just so perfectly crisp!

I saw all the tweets at the weekend about #GirlHunter – you girls look like you had so much fun!

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13 Marla December 5, 2011 at 8:23 am

Kathryn, the crust on this is perfectly crisp with just the right crumb. Melts in your mouth with loads of flavor. A nice balance with the creamy filling. The unblanched almonds actually add a smidge more crunch factor that the blanched ones.
Glad to hear you had fun watching the #girlhunter weekend unfold. A truly spectacular time!

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14 Lauren from Lauren's Latest December 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

You look like a rock star with that gun!! How fun! This sounds like a gf dessert that everyone could love and not realize that it was in fact gluten free! YUM!

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15 Marla December 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

Lauren, I actually prefer this almond crust to traditional pastry crusts these days. The ground almonds have such a great texture & flavor. A richness that is not to cloying with the benefits of being good for you too. A energizing banana cream pie :)

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16 susan December 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

my husband is the only one in our house that eats bananas. sometimes they go bad and I usually whip up some muffins or a banana loaf. next time i have almost yucky bananas, I will be whipping pu one of these! love the happy sunday idea!

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17 Marla December 5, 2011 at 8:25 am

Susan, glad I could help with a recipe for your banana lover. It is a fun twist to make this pie when you have those over ripe bananas. “Happy Sunday” or any happy days are perfect reasons to celebrate!

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18 Lucy December 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

Love the pic of you with the gun – tres spotif! This pie is a winner too…

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19 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} December 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

LOVE this pie. And P.S. you gals are awesome!

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20 Jeanette December 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

Girl Hunter weekend sounds awesome! Can’t wait to hear if you all got anything. Glad you were able to satisfy your little guy’s pie craving with this easy pie.

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21 Angie December 5, 2011 at 9:59 am

Yummy! One of my favorite pies ever! I love the photo where the background is all black and white and the pie is in color! Fabulous!
You are a kick ass root’in toot’in shoot’in girl! Ye haw!

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22 Cassie December 5, 2011 at 10:18 am

Beautiful, beautiful pie, Marla. I love the sound of the crust!

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23 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

This pie looks fabulous! I’m loving this recipe

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24 Heather Lynn December 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

mmmm! looks good!!!!

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25 aida mollenkamp December 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Cream pies must be in the air because I’ve been working on a coconut cream pie all weekend. My all-time favorite though is definitely banana cream pie so I’m sure I’d like your version!

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26 jennifer @ peanut butter and peppers December 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Oh boy, I haven’t had a cream pie in years, this looks simply tasty! I need to buy extra banana’s so they’ll over ripen and then I can make this! Thank you!

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27 Karriann Graf December 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Wow its even gluten free! Looks yummy, but I have a hard time eating bananas that have any brown ;(

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28 Bree December 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

This looks great Marla! And your girls weekend sounds like a ball! :)

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29 Xiaolu/6Bittersweets December 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Love that you made this classic GF! No one should miss out on banana cream pie – mm mm.

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30 Marla December 6, 2011 at 6:36 am

Xialou, you are correct. Absolutely no one should miss out on banana cream pie. Ever. I actually prefer this crust to ones with the gluten.

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31 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) December 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I love banana cream pie! Love your easy, light twist on it :)

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32 Natalie December 5, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Looks incredibly delicious!

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33 Kathleen December 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Is this for real?! :D Oh my gosh, it looks SO GOOD!! :D

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34 Marla December 6, 2011 at 6:35 am

Kathleen, totally for real. Too bad there is none in the fridge right now. Looks like I need to make another pie asap!

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35 Steve @ the black peppercorn December 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Wow – Marla, that pie look incredible. I love banana cream pie and the crust looks great! My sons would love it also. I sometimes make a monkey cream pie with banana cream and chocolate! Yum!!

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36 Marla December 6, 2011 at 6:33 am

Steve, your Monkey Cream Pie version sounds amazing. You cannot go wrong with chocolate, cream & bananas. That would taste awesome with this crust :)

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37 Donna December 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm

LOve the pie, but those hands! So precious!

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38 Marla December 6, 2011 at 6:34 am

Thanks Donna, I thought that was sweet too. Wish I had a capture with my BIG camera. Will need to make this again I guess :)

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39 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] December 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Gorgeous pie!

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40 Angela December 6, 2011 at 6:56 am

Love the pic of you all! Looks like you had a great time. I’m going to try a variation of that pie crust for a savory tart.

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41 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Angela, this crust is awesome in a savory tart. Have you seen my Rustic Tomato & Cheese Margherita Tarts? A must try!
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/09/26/rustic-tomato-cheese-margherita-tarts-recipe/

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42 Katrina December 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

Mmm, that looks great. we love banana anything here!

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43 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Katrina us too! Especially my son. He goes bananas for bananas :)

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44 Lauren at Keep It Sweet December 6, 2011 at 7:12 am

I would LOVE this!

Also love your photos from the weekend! Sounds like a blast.

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45 Tickled Red December 6, 2011 at 7:39 am

Awww….you’re such a good mommy :D Love the recipe and and a peak at y’all’s trip. Go #girlhunters !!

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46 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Thanks Red! Glad you like the pie & the peek ;)

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47 Nancy@acommunaltable December 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

Those requests are so precious… so glad that you had a few moments to make the pie and enjoy it with your son!! Looks like the “girlhunter” event was a blast!

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48 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Nancy, the weekend was a “blast” thank goodness for earplugs and lots of giggles ;)

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49 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet December 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

What a great pie. And I do say that you look great shooting a gun! :)

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50 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Thanks for the sweetness Heather :)

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51 Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} December 6, 2011 at 8:49 am

You are beautiful inside and out Marla! Plus, you make good pie. The idea of celebrating Sunday {and everday} is beautiful! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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52 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Hi Krista! Thanks for the love. Everyday is a celebration indeed! xo

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53 Georgia Pellegrini December 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I love banana cream everything! So fun seeing those pictures of us together at the Girl Hunter weekend… I miss you already! I hope we can do it again soon ; ) xox

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54 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Georgia, I miss you bunches back. I am so grateful for our friendship. Thanks for hosting such a lovely weekend & for being such a wonderful friend. xxoo

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55 A Canadian Foodie December 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

You are certainly enjoying a lot of cyber relationships becoming real. Kudos to you. What an incredible weekend! Did you know that Banana Cream Cake is President Obama’s favourite dessert? :) Valerie
PS thanks for you thoughtful “likes” on my daughter’s wedding photos last weekend in San Fran. It was truly dreamy.

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56 Marla December 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Valerie, how exciting for all if you to celebrate your daughter getting married. Glad to hear SF was beautiful & memorable for you all. Just the way it should be!
I did not know banana cream pie was President Obama’s favorite. Perhaps I need to post this link on the White House Facebook page!! xo

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57 carolinaheartstrings December 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Great post and the pie looks just delicious. My favorite kind.

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58 Elana December 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Marla, you never cease to amaze and impress me. And by the way, you look great in those group photos :-)

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59 Marla December 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Elana, it was wonderful getting to know you better this weekend. Our late night chats were a total BLAST :) xo

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60 Diane {Created by Diane} December 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm

your pie looks wonderful. Banana cream pie was I believe the first pie I ever made all by myself. It was more than 20 years ago and the recipient of my oh so fabulous pie still remembers it as I do. The most wonderful banana cream pie ever. Everything from scratch and deep dish too :) Neither one of us will ever forget that pie!
Looks like a WONDERFUL girls weekend I’m sure you all had a great time!!!

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61 Marla December 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Diane, that is a fun story. Thanks for sharing it with me! A deep dish banana pie sounds amazing. That means more of everything!

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62 Amy December 7, 2011 at 5:40 am

What a wonderful pie! And yes, how could you possibly refuse such a request. I can almost see his little face.

Had a great time hanging with you last weekend! : )

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63 Marla December 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Amy, I had so much fun with you and the rest of the gals this weekend. You are a total crack up. It was wonderful to get to know you better. I look forward to hanging out with you again soon :) xo

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64 HeatherChristo December 7, 2011 at 11:59 am

this dessert looks dreamy and I loooove the pictures of all you girls out shootin guns!

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65 Carolyn December 14, 2011 at 5:57 am

Looks like a fun time!

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66 Cooking Rookie December 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Wonderful pie! And great pics :-)

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67 Terris@ Free Eats December 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

This looks so good. I’m easily won over by banana with the nut based crust. Love that!

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68 a spoonful of yumm December 17, 2011 at 6:47 am

i love the combination of bananas & cream. the crust looks wonderful…happy holidays !

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69 @pril December 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I shared this recipe on my blog with a linkback to get the recipe: http://for-the-love-of-pie.blogspot.com/2011/12/banana-cream-pie-gluten-free.html

I also pasted your badge on my right sidebar.

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70 Marla December 23, 2011 at 4:26 am

Hi April, thanks for sharing my Banana Creamy Pie on your blog! Enjoy :)

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71 The Healthy Apple December 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm

YOU are amazing; this is the most incredible recipe. I just made this tonight and it turned out beautiful!
Thank you so much; I truly hope to meet you soon at at blogging conference. Will you be at BlogHer Food?
Happy Holidays and thank you again!
xo

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72 Marla December 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

Amie…I am thrilled that you tried this recipe and loved it!!! I need to make one again like now :) I might be heading to Seattle. Not sure yet, will be figuring that out in the next month or so. Are you going?

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