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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 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 Jun. 17, 2015

"I made everything exactly as the recipe directed. It tasted delicious but the custard never set and I ended up with banana cream soup. Clearly the ratios in the recipe are off"

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"I made this pie last night and had a piece this morning. It is absolutely wonderful!"

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"My husband and I are both lactose intolerant and so soy or almond milk was my choice and I should have only added 2 cups milk not 3 otherwise a good "from scratch" recipe for banana cream pie."

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"This was my first time making a banana cream pie & it was amazing. My husband is picky about this type of pie & he loved it. I made very few minor changes... I did use whole milk since that's what we drink here. I used the same amount it calls for. I also added 1 tbsp of sugar to the whipping cream while whipping it. I didn't put the bananas in the middle because they brown too fast. I cut the bananas lengthwise, in half & lined the bottom of the pie crust cut side down. It helps to really slow the browning. I made the pie & let it set overnight in the fridge. It was thick & creamy & perfect. This is also a keeper recipe for me."

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"I make individual pies with the little graham cracker crusts. When I make the pudding, I add coconut to some of them., bananas to some and the last part I add some sugar and cocoa to make chocolate to add to the other remaining crusts. Garnish with whipped cream with chocolate on top or coconut or banana to identify each one. then, If I have no one to share them with, I freeze them. DELISH!"

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