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Banana Cream Pie

 This banana cream pie starts with a creamy banana infused pudding which is layered with fresh bananas and topped with sweetened whipped cream and sliced almonds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cream pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 478kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 4 bananas
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 9 inch baked pie crust pastry or graham cracker
  • 1 cup whipping cream whipped
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • Slice two bananas into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a pan with 1 Tbsp butter.  Cook over medium heat until bananas are softened, just a few minutes.  Add  half and half into pan and bring to a boil.  Boil for 30 seconds and then remove from heat, cover and allow to sit for about 30 minutes.  Strain out bananas.
  • Mix together sugar, salt and egg yolks in a medium saucepan.  Mix in cornstarch.  Add banana infused milk and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes until a pudding consistency forms.  Stir often.
  • Remove from heat and add in 2 Tbsp butter and vanilla.  Stir to combine.  Cover pudding with plastic wrap, place wrap directly against surface of pudding.  Put in refrigerator and cool for about an hour.
  • Add half of pudding mixture to bottom of baked pie crust,  Add 2 sliced bananas, (sliced about 1/4" thick) to top of pudding.  Add remaining pudding on top
  • Put whipping cream, 2 tsp sugar and vanilla into a bowl and whip until soft peaks form.  Spread over the top of the filled pie dish.  Sprinkle with sliced almonds.Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 0.8mg