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Favorite Banana Cream Pie Recipe
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Favorite Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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Cream pies are my mom’s specialty, and this dreamy dessert has a wonderful banana flavor. It looks so pretty topped with almonds…and it cuts easily, too. —Jodi Grable, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 2 large firm bananas
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 433 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Remove from heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard; refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  3. Spread half of the custard into pastry shell. Slice bananas; arrange over filling. Pour remaining custard over bananas. Spread with whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Banana Cream Pie in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 433 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

Overall, the pie was amazing. It is extremely delicious and fairly easy to make. I ended up making the pie with my own crust at this link and a simple meringue on top. It turned out lovely but the consistency of my pie did not turn out as it looks in the photo... it is still firm and not too runny but as i see from the photo above the pie should slice without any filling falling... maybe the photo is off? I dont know but i do know that next time i make it i guess i will use a little less milk to keep it thick. Still overall great pie! didnt feel guilty at all eating it alone.... until i read the nutritional facts haha

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

This pie was wonderful. I loved that it didn't have all of those artificial ingredients found in instant pudding and cool whip. It was decadent, but delicious. The custard truly needs overnight to set up completely.

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

Looks delicious!!

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

I'm a a mildly experienced baker. Usually my creations a really good or extremely mediocre. Anyhow it is my darling boyfriend's birthday tommorrow and his favorite pie is, u'd guess'd it, Mom's Banana Cream Pie! I was sorta nervous of screwing this up majorly, such as scalded the pudding or that the pudding wouldn't thicken but it is now cooling on my stove and it is Delicious and beauitful. I love vanilla, like A LOT, but my taste tester (Auntie Ruth) said that it has a tiny bit to much vanilla (I used a tsp, so mybe ya'll can try 1/2 tsp). Also, I used cream top whole milk to up to richness factor (of course and why not?, this is banana CREAM PIE not Banana low fat pie, hehe) Anyhow, I can't wait to assemble it and see my sweetheart's face. I'll bet he'll eat the entire pie. This was so easy and I would definetly make again.

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013


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