Banana Meringue Pie Recipe
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Banana Meringue Pie Recipe

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This pie is the perfect way to end a meal on a cozy, comforting note.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 medium firm bananas
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 387 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Gently stir in butter and vanilla until butter is melted; set aside. Slice bananas into the pastry shell. Pour hot filling over bananas.
  3. In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread meringue evenly over filling, sealing edges to crust.
  4. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Banana Meringue Pie in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p53

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jvaliante 247254
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"This is good,I stuck to the recipe, there was a little more banana used because they were big,everyone liked it will be making again.."

Stinalynn121 73310
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"made this recipe and made some changes after reading the other review on it. I followed the directions up until slicing banana's, instead I put 3 overripe bananas in my blender along with the hot mixture and blended until smooth, I added 2 tbsp. more of cornstarch, along with a few dashes of nutmeg and cinnamon for added flavor, and then returned to the pan to boil/thicken a bit more. I did this in a square cake pan with a Nilla Wafer pie crust (made same as a standard graham cracker except with Nilla wafers instead) it was DELICIOUS!!! I gave it 4 stars because the results were SO yummy even if a slight bit modified."

bekhiet 90598
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"I found he whole thing about pour the sauce filling over the bananas slices not to be that great. There are a lot of steps and this recipe is not that great tasting. If you want to try it, I would suggest blending all the ingredients together smooth. Also, don't keep at room temp at all, it will be to runny, must be refrigerated."

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