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Banana Cream Pie with fluffy custard, swirls of whipped cream, and fresh bananas.
Banana Cream Pie
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 45 mins
Do you have a banana lover in your life? Make them this Banana Cream Pie! With plenty of fresh bananas, fluffy custard filling, and sweet whipped cream, nestled into a flaky, buttery crust. It's such a treat!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, Banana Cream Pie, Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 488 kcal
For the pie crust
For the banana cream filling
For the whipped cream topping
To make the pie crust:
  1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the oil, and stir until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Cut the butter into thin slices and toss in the flour mixture to coat.
  4. Dribble ice water in, a tablespoon at a time, mixing just until the mixture can hold it’s shape.
  5. Gather the dough into a ball, and shape into a disk. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. Roll the dough out to ¼” thickness, and fold into thirds. Fold into thirds again, then one more time, and refrigerate for another hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Unwrap the dough and roll to about two inches larger than the diameter of your pie plate.
  9. Slip the dough into the ungreased pie plate, and prick with a fork.
  10. Fill the unbaked pie shell with ceramic pie weights or dry beans, and bake for 32 to 38 minutes, or until golden.
  11. Cool completely before filling.
To make the filling:
  1. Place the yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Heat the milk in a small pot until small bubbles form around the edge, and wisps of steam are rising from the surface.
  3. Add the hot milk to the egg mixture, a little at a time, whisking to combine.
  4. When all the milk has been added, transfer the mixture back to the pot and place over medium-low heat.
  5. Cook the pastry cream, whisking, until thickened.
  6. Stir in the vanilla, and pour the pastry cream through a fine mesh strainer, into a heat-safe bowl. Use the back of a ladle to press the mixture through the sieve.
  7. Press a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the surface, and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.
  8. Whip the cream until it holds stiff peaks, and fold it into the pastry cream.
  9. Line the bottom of the pre-baked pie crust with slices of fresh banana, and spread half the filling on top in an even layer.
  10. Place another layer of sliced bananas over the filling, and smooth the remaining filling on top.
  11. Garnish with whipped cream and more sliced bananas.
To make the whipped cream topping:
  1. Whip the cream and powdered sugar together until it holds soft peaks.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1M open star tip.
  3. Pipe swirls of whipped cream around the edge of the pie and garnish with sliced bananas.

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Recipe Notes

For more info on how to make the pie crust, click here: Perfect Homemade Pie Crust.
For a no-bake pie crust option, click here: Graham Cracker Crust.
For more info on how to make the pastry cream for the filling, click here: How to Make Pastry Cream.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 217mg72%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 361mg10%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1035IU21%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.