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Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Made from our farm-fresh dairy products, this pie was a sensational creamy treat anytime that Mom served it. Her recipe is a real treasure, and I've never found one that tastes better! -Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • To ensure a smooth, lump-free filling, stir sugar mixture constantly during cooking, and scrape the sides and bottom of the saucepan with a heatproof rubber spatula.
  • Elvis-approved: Spread a layer of peanut butter (or Nutella) on the bottom of the pastry shell before adding bananas. Go ahead and take a bow—you've earned it!
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 slice: 338 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

    Reviews for Banana Cream Pie

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    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2017

    "My adult son requested a banana cream pie for his birthday and this one didn't disappoint. easy recipe with simple ingredients. It was rich and tasted great. :)"

    Reviewed Nov. 14, 2017

    "I changed the flour to cornstarch because I wanted it nice and thick and rich!"

    Reviewed Apr. 21, 2017

    "Wonderful banana cream pie! I had been craving it and this recipe did not disappoint."

    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

    "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."

    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

    "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!"

    Sue Zappa
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

    "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."

    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

    "I used a graham cracker crust rather than a regular pastry shell. The filling seemed too soft for my taste. If I make it again I'll substitute corn starch for flour and try to make it a bit thicker. Very flavorful, though."

    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

    "The first time I made this pie I burnt the filling as I cooked it on the stove top. I attempted it again turning the heat down to medium and stirring constantly. The topping cooked smooth and creamy. My husband said it tasted very good."

    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

    "This is really a great one!"

    Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

    "I took the advice of those who dropped the sugar to only a half cup and took bakingmama's advice about cooking it in the microwave - turned out wonderfully! My family loves it! Tastes even better the next morning!!! Very easy and inexpensive to make, as it simply requires pantry staples."

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