- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 medium firm bananas
- 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
- Whipped cream and additional sliced bananas
- In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt; stir in milk and mix well. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount into egg yolks; return all to saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil. Cook for and stir 2 minutes; remove from the heat. Add butter and vanilla; cool slightly.
- Slice the bananas into pastry shell; pour filling over top. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator. Before serving, garnish with whipped cream and bananas. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews forBanana Cream Pie
"Great classic pie! This is my go to recipe."
"Excellent pie! I didn't change a thing on the recipe, and the consistency came out perfect. No corn starch necessary!"
"If you don’t eat the pie up in one day, how can you stop the bananas from going brown. Anyone! Thx"
"My granddaughter wanted a good recipe for banana cream pie to make for some people at work and I gave her this one. Not too sweet and tastes great!! Definitely a keeper."
"I changed the flour to cornstarch because I wanted it nice and thick and rich!"
"Wonderful banana cream pie! I had been craving it and this recipe did not disappoint."
"Wow I loved this recipe very easy to make, it tasted very light and yummy. Will make again!! You should make it too, I followed the recipe with no substitutions."
"Absolutely the best Banana Cream pie I have ever eaten. I used to buy one for Thanksgiving dinner because it is my daughter-in-laws favorite pie. The first time I made it, she raved about it being the best flavored banana cream she had ever eaten, and was even better than the brand I used to buy. Needless to say, it is now her requested pie. It is so easy to make because the ingredients are common and is so fast to make. It really would make a delicious pudding!"
"Tastes just like my mom's! I don't use a pie crust at all. Just cut the bananas into a casserole dish & pour the filling over it; top with Cool Whip or whipped cream! Yum! Started skipping the crust when I made this the first time in Aug. 1994. My six children were all young & didn't like pie crust. But, they love this dessert! The only modifications I've made is to cut the sugar to 1/2 cup & use only 2 egg yolks."