I love a good homemade banana cream pie! I can remember every year my grandma making a huge assortment of pies for Thanksgiving dinner. We’d all sit around and pick out our favorite slice or two of pie while browsing through the sales ads and have a wonderful evening together. Banana Cream was one of my favorites, and still is! This recipe will show you how to make a homemade banana cream pie from scratch – you won’t find a boxed pudding mix here!
Banana Cream Pie Recipe
- 1 9 inch pie crust
- 3 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 bananas
Make a homemade pie shell, or purchase a pre-made shell and have it ready for filling. You can use a graham cracker crust or a regular pie crust. I prefer regular pie crust with this recipe.
Heat your milk in a large saucepan on a medium heat, stirring constantly until scalded.
Add sugar, flour and salt gradually to your scalded milk. Continue stirring constantly over a medium heat until thick and bubbly. Continue to cook for two minutes once it reaches this point.
In a small bowl, combine your beaten egg yolks with a small portion of the hot mixture until well combined. Then, combine egg mixture with the rest of the pie mixture and continue to cook for one minute longer, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and blend in butter and vanilla. Let your pie mixture sit until room temperature.
Slice your bananas and scatter the slices along the bottom of the pie shell. Pour your cream pie filling over the top of the bananas. Chill the pie in the fridge for at least one hour.
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 2 tbs of sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Combine sugar and heavy cream in a mixing bowl. Whisk just until the cream begins to form stiff peaks.
Top the banana cream pie with the whipped topping, spreading it smooth and using a frosting knife to create a beautiful edge. Spread chopped walnuts around the edge, if desired.
Doesn’t this pie look delicious? I want to grab a slice and hurry off to a stack of sales ads just to dream and reminisce. Want to try another oh-so-yummy fruit pie? Try our Easy Key Lime Pie recipe next!
What’s your favorite type of pie?