Banana Cream Pie Recipe
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Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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Made from our farm-fresh dairy products, this pie was a sensational creamy treat anytime that Mom served it. Her recipe is a real treasure, and I've never found one that tastes better! -Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium firm bananas
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped cream and additional sliced bananas

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 338 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt; stir in milk and mix well. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount into egg yolks; return all to saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil. Cook for and stir 2 minutes; remove from the heat. Add butter and vanilla; cool slightly.
  2. Slice the bananas into pastry shell; pour filling over top. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator. Before serving, garnish with whipped cream and bananas. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To ensure a smooth, lump-free filling, stir sugar mixture constantly during cooking, and scrape the sides and bottom of the saucepan with a heatproof rubber spatula.
  • Elvis-approved: Spread a layer of peanut butter (or Nutella) on the bottom of the pastry shell before adding bananas. Go ahead and take a bow—you've earned it!
  • Originally published as Banana Cream Pie in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p37

    Sweet White Wine

    Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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    justmbeth User ID: 1196484 264979
    Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

    "Wonderful banana cream pie! I had been craving it and this recipe did not disappoint."

    mrsnelson1530 User ID: 7105707 264319
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

    "Wow I loved this recipe very easy to make, it tasted very light and yummy. Will make again!! You should make it too, I followed the recipe with no substitutions."

    vrjenson User ID: 3820270 257195
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

    "Absolutely the best Banana Cream pie I have ever eaten. I used to buy one for Thanksgiving dinner because it is my daughter-in-laws favorite pie. The first time I made it, she raved about it being the best flavored banana cream she had ever eaten, and was even better than the brand I used to buy. Needless to say, it is now her requested pie. It is so easy to make because the ingredients are common and is so fast to make. It really would make a delicious pudding!"

    Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 243168
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

    "Tastes just like my mom's! I don't use a pie crust at all. Just cut the bananas into a casserole dish & pour the filling over it; top with Cool Whip or whipped cream! Yum! Started skipping the crust when I made this the first time in Aug. 1994. My six children were all young & didn't like pie crust. But, they love this dessert! The only modifications I've made is to cut the sugar to 1/2 cup & use only 2 egg yolks."

    kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 240902
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

    "I used a graham cracker crust rather than a regular pastry shell. The filling seemed too soft for my taste. If I make it again I'll substitute corn starch for flour and try to make it a bit thicker. Very flavorful, though."

    NanZim User ID: 3929200 220881
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

    "The first time I made this pie I burnt the filling as I cooked it on the stove top. I attempted it again turning the heat down to medium and stirring constantly. The topping cooked smooth and creamy. My husband said it tasted very good."

    gratefulservant_AZ User ID: 635512 5967
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

    "This is really a great one!"

    suzannahnoelle User ID: 5787204 5965
    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

    "I took the advice of those who dropped the sugar to only a half cup and took bakingmama's advice about cooking it in the microwave - turned out wonderfully! My family loves it! Tastes even better the next morning!!! Very easy and inexpensive to make, as it simply requires pantry staples."

    Kristihuggs User ID: 1287937 2798
    Reviewed May. 18, 2013

    "Everyone in my family loved this pie. I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and drizzled chocolate sauce over the top. It turned out great. I will be making this again."

    Dorothy Koester User ID: 1343235 5810
    Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

    "This pie is just like the recipe I had gotten from my mother-in-law. I was so happy to find this recipe when I misplaced my original! It is even better when you add a layer of shredded coconut on top of the banana slices before covering them with the cream filling. I use the left over egg whites to make a meringue top with coconut sprinkled on top before browning the meringue. It is one of our favorite recipes!"

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