Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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This fluffy no-bake pie is full of old-fashioned flavor, with only a fraction of the work. Because it uses instant pudding, it's ready in just minutes. —Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • Additional banana slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 311 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, whisk milk, vanilla and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick). Fold in 3 cups whipped topping.
  2. Pour 1-1/3 cups of pudding mixture into pie crust. Layer with banana slices and remaining pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with additional banana slices if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Banana Cream Pie in Taste of Home August/September 2002, p20

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"Followed the recipe and the taste was as good as the ingredient. The pie did not stand up and was soupie. Not something I would ever serve to guest. What went wrong?"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"Whipped topping? Old fashioned? That is junk food, garbage. No thanks. That's it for this subscription."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"This is very good and easy to make, but I also use banana pudding in place of the vanilla. Gives it a more banana flavor. And I use the extra creamy whipped topping."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"Very good and very easy to make! I really liked this one!"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"nothing like real old fashioned banana cream pie... real is always better..."

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