Banana Streusel Pie

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
I obtained this recipe from my mom, who is a great cook. It's been in the family for years. We usually serve it at holiday meals - it's always a crowd-pleaser.


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 4 cups sliced ripe bananas (5 to 6 medium)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts or almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed


  1. Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and bake 2 minutes more or until pastry is golden brown; set aside. Reduce heat to 375°.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice and zest. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Fold in bananas; pour into crust.
  3. For streusel, in a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the filling.
  4. Cover edges of pie loosely with foil. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until topping is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 396 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.