Favorite Banana Cream Pie
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
- Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large firm bananas
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°. Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack until edges are golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
- Remove from heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard; refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
- Spread half of the custard into crust. Slice bananas; arrange over filling. Pour remaining custard over bananas. Spread with whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 521 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.
Jul 4, 2019
A delicious cream pie for sure, but too sweet for me. I'm adjusting my notes to use 1/2 cup sugar.
Jun 16, 2019
It states to use a 9" pie plate, so that's the size of crust. Although a pie dough crust is shown, I have not seen this pie on a buffet in anything other than a graham cracker crust. My step-grandmother loved using a coconut crust for hers.
Jun 16, 2019
My husband LOVES this pie rates it a ten. Said it was the best he has ever eaten.
Jun 14, 2019
You took a recipie with several important steps and tried to break it down into few steps. This has been the most ridiculous waste of time I have found on internet recipes ! You would be doing a good job if you were thorough. I’ll stay away from this website for a while.
Apr 28, 2019
The recipe doesn't say what kind or size of crust to use.
Apr 23, 2019
I've never made a banana cream pie and this one was delish! Some of the comments were leading me to believe It may be out of my league, but it was so simple. I doubled the recipe for my deep dish pie plate, used premade pie crust (cheetah), cut the sugar in half, used nonfat milk and loaded that baby with lots of bananas. Thickened up that heavy cream with a bit of powdered sugar and YUM! Use a quality pot to cook your filling, have patience when stirring to thicken and you will rock it out of the park.
Mar 24, 2019
The Best pie, banana cream pie EVER!!! So good I made it twice within 3 day and had to share with friends and family. LOVE Is in the custard. Yum is in the pie!
Feb 24, 2019
It takes patience to make custard. Follow the recipe and it makes the very best custard. I am never disappointed by this recipe.
Nov 6, 2018
This review is to counter balance Kristii who thinks it's ok to post 1 star because they *think* the picture and description don't match. The crust is not graham cracker in the pic. For someone who has 2 'i's in their name, you sure can't see well. And even if it was, 1 star?? You can bake whatever crust you like. Ya' dummy.
Jul 30, 2018
Giving a review solely to negate the bad reviews from people who didn't cook the custard properly. It's simply a matter of patience. When you feel the initial mixture become the texture of Elmer's glue, then you know it's time to add the eggs. If you do that, you will end up with a perfectly stable, non-runny pie. This might require more than 2 minutes to achieve, but that doesn't mean this recipe is flawed. Literally the only adjustments I made were to swap out half of the vanilla for banana flavoring and put an additional layer of bananas on the bottom, but this is one of the best pies I've ever made. I have to bring two to family events now because just one isn't enough!