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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…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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 large 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.

Directions

  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.

Reviews for Favorite Banana Cream Pie

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Made this last night for tonight's dessert! Was an absolute hit! Made one change: added 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the heavy cream for the whipped topping. My first time ever making any type of pie - I was recently diagnosed with food allergies to wheat, soy, peanuts, almonds, peas, and navy beans, so I'm learning to cook from scratch since most prepared dishes in the freezer section have wheat and/or soy. So, the other change was a gluten free graham cracker crust. Nobody could tell the difference in the crust! Everything set up properly and it was really really tasty!"

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

"I have been searching for years to find an old fashioned," no shortcuts" recipe for Banana Cream Pie, as it is my husband's favorite dessert. I followed this recipe exactly and was beyond pleased. It was absolutely perfect. As previous reviewer wrote, placing the bananas between the cream filling keeps the bananas fresh. Loved the "Real" whipped cream topping."

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"What makes this really special is, you put the bananas between the layers of filling and they don't get black.

My husband loves this."

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"Made these pies tonight for xmas and though it tasted amazing it never set ... Soup. I followed recipe in detail too . Really bummed and irritated I wasted money on all the stuff"

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"This is an excellent recipe. The problem most people will have is to have the patience to get it thick and bubbly."

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