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Banana Cream Pie with Cake Mix Crust

I added something special to the classic banana cream pie: A crunchy peanut-buttery streusel tops it off. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size), divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened and divided
  • 1 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Additional sliced ripe banana

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9-in. pie plate. Stir together 1-3/4 cups cake mix, egg and 1 tablespoon butter until combined. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until a smooth dough forms. Roll dough to fit prepared pie plate. Flute edge. Prick bottom several times with a fork. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool crust in pan on a wire rack.
  • Whisk milk and pudding mix 2 minutes. Fold in banana and 1 cup whipped topping. Transfer to cooled crust. Top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • Meanwhile, mix remaining cake mix, peanut butter and remaining butter until crumbly. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 14-18 minutes, stirring once. Cool completely.
  • Top pie with additional sliced banana and some of the crumb topping (save additional crumb topping for another use).

Test Kitchen Tips
  • For a delicious treat, sprinkle the remaining topping over ice cream.
  • When you're rolling out and fluting crust, work quickly so the dough doesn't get too soft and sticky.
  • We love the addition of toasted coconut! Try stirring 1/2 cup into the filling and topping the pie with another 1/2 cup.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 394 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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    • Mangoserving
      Oct 21, 2018

      Made this for my husband and his family for sweetest day and while the crust is not a flakey crust typical in pie my family and I loved the slightly chewy texture the cake mix adds. It was easy to put together using staples I already add. The best part was the peanut butter topping which a complimented to this delicious pie perfectly! Would definitely make again.

    • Stephanie
      May 28, 2018

      The banana cream part of the recipe was tasty but the crust was different. The pie almost had a banana moon pie flavor but the crust was too spongy to pull it off. I gave it 2 stars because you can still eat the filling and if you drag the spoon lightly along the crust while scooping out the filling, you definitely get that moon pie taste. I was glad I made it though because now I know what a cake mix pie crust is like. I also found the process of making the crust interesting.

    • danid
      Sep 25, 2017

      To die for. This was so amazingly good!