17: Banana Cream Pie at Cork

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Number 17: Banana Cream Pie at Cork

Ooh, isn't it pretty?

Nope, the banana cream pie at Cork isn't like any banana cream pie you've ever seen before -- it's edible artwork, really, with a clever deconstructed approach to an all-American dessert.

Pastry chef and co-owner Danielle Morris has wisely kept this lovely dish on the menu since the early days of this comfy but upscale Chandler eatery. And why not? Sweets don't get much better than this.

The crust is made from Oreo cookies, while the filling is silky, not-too-sugary banana cream. To give it depth of flavor, Morris brulees the fluffly homemade marshmallow topping, as well as a few banana slices.

Cork has an evolving menu of savory, seasonal temptations that make it really hard to save room for something at the end of the meal, but this treat is really worth it.

 

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Location Info

Cork - CLOSED

4991 S. Alma School Road, Sun Lakes, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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