This recipe (Barefoot Contessa Family Style) claims to be less “cloying” than pumpkin pie, but I didn’t really care for it. My husband bravely gobbled through it, but I was not impressed. First of all, creating it dirties about three times as many dishes as regular pumpkin pie would. Now, that alone would not bother me so much if it actually tasted better than the traditional version. But banana? With pumpkin? Blech. Give me cloying instead, please. The upside to making this recipe was that my husband was utterly impressed by the fact that I can make homemade whipped cream. Word to the single ladies out there: find a man who’s easily impressed.