Sweet Banana Cream Pie

For a traditional banana cream pie, try this classic recipe.

Sweet Banana Cream Pie
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 3 mins Chill 2 hrs


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 9-inch pie shell
  • 3 firm-ripe bananas (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • Whipped cream

Make It

1. Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium-size saucepan until blended. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens and boils for 1 minute.

2. Beat egg yolks slightly in small bowl. Whisk in about half of milk mixture. Stir back into milk mixture in saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in butter and vanilla.

3. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Place over ice water. Let stand, stirring frequently, until cold.

4. Spread about one-third of mixture over bottom of pie shell.

5. Peel and slice 2 bananas; arrange over top of cream filling. Cover with remaining cream filling, spreading evenly. Place a piece of parchment or waxed paper directly on top of filling. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until chilled and firm.

6. To serve, remove paper and top with whipped cream and remaining banana, sliced.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 339, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 92, carb. (g): 49, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 272, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.