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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

Ingredients

  • 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 equals 311 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

This recipe gave me a "Wow, Mom!" yesterday for our Sunday dinner dessert. I made my own crust from graham crackers and certainly didn't mind using instant pudding instead of making homemade, which I have done many times in the past. I even had the whipped cream in thre freezer. Thank you for an easy, delicious banana pie recipe.

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

Old fashioned should not include instant anything. Making 'from-scratch' cream isn't that difficult and makes an amazing pie. Instant pie/pudding mixes are gastly.

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

It appears RamblinRon is confusing volume and weight. I think there are approximately 3.5 cups in a 12 oz. container of CoolWhip. Check the container, it should say how many cups are in it. Looking forward to making this this weekend.

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

Please answer RamblinRon's question about the amount of whipped topping...

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

I do not understand this recipe. It came out totally soupy. Ingredients list calls for 12 oz. frozen whipped topping (divided). Step one says fold in three cups of whipped topping. A cup is 8 oz., right? Three cups is 24 oz., right? This recipe wasted $6.00 of ingredients for a bowl of soup.

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