Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Banana Cream Pie


  • 1 pie crust, prebaked.
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. flour or 1/4 C. cornstarch
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3 C. whole milk
  • 4 eggs (yolks)
  • 3 T. butter
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs (whites)
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. cream or tartar
  • 1/2 C. sugar

How to make Banana Cream Pie

This pie is to die for. It is my grandmother's recipe and this is the pie that my family makes for special occasions. One of my personal favorites, even though i don't care for bananas. Enjoy! :)

If you want to use my pie crust recipes, go here:
Just prick and follow the prebaking instructions.

  1. Combine the sugar, flour/cornstarch, and salt in a large sauce pan. Slowly add in the milk. 
  2. Meanwhile, separate the 4 egg yolks and 4 egg whites. Set the whites aside for use later. Beat the yolks slightly.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes thick and bubbly. Reduce heat and cook 2 more minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from heat. Spoon some of the hot pudding mixture into the egg yolks and mix in order to temper them. Pour the egg yolks into the sauce pan and mix in well.
  5. Place pan back on heat and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in butter and vanilla until the butter is completely melted.
  7. Set aside. If you need to, place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the hot pudding to prevent a skin forming (for instance, if you make the pudding ahead of time).
  8. Peel the bananas and slice them into the bottom of the pie crust. You can put in as many as you want, but you should have a good thick layer.
  9. Pour the pudding on top of the bananas until it almost fills up the pie crust.
  1. Combine the egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar in a large bowl (or a stand mixer bowl).
  2. Beat the egg whites on medium until soft peaks form.
  3. Turn the mixer on high and slowly add in the sugar.
  4. Beat on high for about 4 minutes or until you get stiff peaks. Makes sure all the sugar is dissolved by rubbing a bit of meringue in-between your fingers. 
  5. Spread the meringue on top of the pudding, sealing the edge to the pie crust.
Bake at 350° F. for 12-15 minutes--just long enough to toast the meringue. Let cool and eat chilled.

  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    I am making this very soon. Looks delicious.

  • canamich
    canamich says

    My family loves bananas and I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing

  • fonlenmalesen
    fonlenmalesen says

    I've had a graham cracker crust in my cupboard for a while and I don't know what I want to make with it so I thought I would make banana cream pie. Cho Yung Tea

  • fonlenmalesen
    fonlenmalesen says

    I've had a graham cracker crust in my cupboard for a while and I don't know what I want to make with it so I thought I would make banana cream pie.

  • lijhie008
    lijhie008 says

    what kind of bananas to use with this recipe? thanks.. :) work of art! :)

  • Rabia
    Rabia says

    What Size Pie crust did you use? It looks great :)

  • redwood5
    redwood5 says

    I don't really measure my crust sizes--I usually just roll them out so that they fit into what ever pie pan I'm using. For this recipe, a 9" or smaller pie pan is best.

  • Rabia
    Rabia says

    thanks redwood :)

  • tanksmom
    tanksmom says

    Does this taste good with a graham cracker crust??

  • redwood5
    redwood5 says

    @tanksmom: With homemade pudding and meringue it would taste good in just about anything. However, I am not sure how a graham crust would hold up with this pie. I am sure it would be tasty, but my family has always made it with a regular pie crust.

  • emh957
    emh957 says

    HI Red - just want to say thanks for sharing your Nan's recipe with us. I believe favourite foods are the result of precious memories, of feeling happy and content. I will make this with all the love and care possible so that others may have fond recall:-)

  • emh957
    emh957 says

    Hi again - thought give you feedback. It was AWESOME everyone loved it so thanks for the memories;-)

  • redwood5
    redwood5 says

    @emh957 I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed my recipe. It's one of my family's favorites and I'm happy to share it with others.

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