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Banana Cream Pie


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium, firm bananas
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Optional: 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 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. If desired, before serving, garnish with whipped cream and bananas.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • afoth73
    Apr 18, 2019
    This was my first attempt at "real" banana cream pie and this recipe made it easy to have a successful first try! So delicious!!
  • Kathys Kandles
    Apr 6, 2019
    Easy to make and delicious. Look forward to sharing for a potluck.
  • Haptowns
    Feb 26, 2019
    Very good and very easy. Stuck to the recipe and made it into some delicious mini dessert pies.
  • honey25
    Jan 26, 2019
    Classic Comfort. Delicious!
  • TNbluffbaker
    Jul 28, 2018
    My family loved this! It reminds me of the Banana Cream Pie my mother used to make. Will definitely make this again!
  • randcbruns
    Apr 8, 2018

    Great classic pie! This is my go to recipe.

  • dschultz01
    Apr 2, 2018

    Excellent pie! I didn't change a thing on the recipe, and the consistency came out perfect. No corn starch necessary!

  • Saudbox
    Dec 31, 1969

    If you don’t eat the pie up in one day, how can you stop the bananas from going brown. Anyone! Thx

  • lmooseekian
    Feb 23, 2018

    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.

  • Tracy
    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. :)

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