Best Ever Banana Cream Pie

This Best Ever Banana Cream Pie is truly INCREDIBLE! It has a homemade graham cracker crust, delicious banana cream filling and topped with whipped cream. It is perfect for any occasion!

This Best Ever Banana Cream Pie is truly INCREDIBLE! It has a homemade graham cracker crust, delicious banana cream filling and topped with whipped cream. It is perfect for any occasion!

You guys. This pie is insanely delicious. I am not normally a pie person but this one has quickly soared to one of my new go-to desserts for company. EVERYONE raves about this pie!

It starts with a homemade buttery graham cracker crust that is such a wonderful accent to the the banana cream pie filling. But let’s talk about that cream filling though… The banana cream pie filling is of course the best part of this dessert!

It is silky, creamy with delicious chunks of banana throughout.

This Best Ever Banana Cream Pie is truly INCREDIBLE! It has a homemade graham cracker crust, delicious banana cream filling and topped with whipped cream. It is perfect for any occasion!

It is then topped with a homemade whipped cream that truly completes the pie.

The three parts of the pie work together to create magic in every bite. I kid you not when I say that this pie will be THE BEST Banana Cream Pie you EVER try!

This Best Ever Banana Cream Pie is truly INCREDIBLE! It has a homemade graham cracker crust, delicious banana cream filling and topped with whipped cream. It is perfect for any occasion!

4.3 from 11 reviews
Best Ever Banana Cream Pie
 
This Best Ever Banana Cream Pie is truly INCREDIBLE! It has a homemade graham cracker crust, delicious banana cream filling and topped with whipped cream. It is perfect for any occasion!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
Graham Cracker crust
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 6Tablespoons melted butter
Banana Cream Filling
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, sliced
Whipped Cream Topping
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar and mix well. Add melted butter and mix until it is well blended.
  3. Press into a 9 inch pie pan and bake for 7 minutes.
  4. Cool completely.
Banana Cream Filling
  1. In medium sauce pan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add half and half and egg yolks and whisk until well combined. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute and remove from heat. Stir in butter, and vanilla.
  2. Pour ½ of the filling into the crust.
  3. Top with sliced bananas to cover the filling.
  4. Pour the rest of the filling over the bananas.
  5. Cover with saran wrap directly on the filling itself to avoiding a sticky film on top.
  6. Chill for at least 3 hours.
  7. Top with another layer of sliced bananas.
Whipped Cream Topping
  1. In a medium mixing bow,l beat whipping cream at high speed. Gradually add sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. You don't want them to be soft but you don't want them to become butter either.
  2. Spread whipping cream over the top of the bananas and then garnish with a few more slices of bananas. Serve.

 Enjoy!

For more Banana Cream Pie Recipes, check out these:

BANANA CREAM PIE SHEET CAKE

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BANANA CREAM PIE DIP

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  1. Lina

    What is half half. In Australia

    1. Courtney

      5

      I'm not sure how helpful this response will be, but half and half is basically equal parts milk and cream.

  2. Kami

    5

    I used this recipe for Thanksgiving yesterday. I've never made a cream pie from scratch before, so i was nervous. It turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kristina

    5

    This was a huge hit for my mother in laws birthday! Requested that I make it again for Christmas dinner. Thank you so much! Followed it step by step, just perfect!

  4. Allison Arana

    5

    I made this the way the recipe is given and holy moly it's absolutely the best banana cream pie ever! Unfortunately my husband is lacoste intolerant so I had to remake it so he could eat it. For the cream filling I used 2% Lactaid milk instead of the half and half. So far it tastes delicious. Will know more once it sits for a while. I also took the sugar out of the graham cracker crust to cut back on the sugar but did use honey graham crackers. Haven't figured out the whipped cream though.

    Thank you sooo much for giving me an awesome banana cream pie recipe!!!

    1. Allison Arana

      I also added a smashed up banana to the cream while it was still hot to give the cream a banana flavor.

  5. SR

    Just made this for Pi Day. Loved it! It was my first cream pie and I was very pleased with how it came out.

  6. Shari

    This really is the best banana cream pie ever. Thank you for the recipe. I made it last night and my husband loves it and so do I.

  7. Debie Langford

    5

    THE BEST!!! Followed the recipe except I didn't make the homemade topping. I used ready whip so I could add the topping when serving since the whole pie wasn't going to be eaten at once. I also found a tip for keeping the bananas from turning brown, without using lemon juice. Use bananas that aren't super ripe (just a bit green on the stalk). Slice them longways (in half) and put cut side down in the pie shell. Mine took 3 bananas and I had to piece in some, but the bananas did not turn brown. Every banana cream pie I have seen slices the bananas horizontally, and the more cuts, the more brown the bananas get. Going to use this technique for banana pudding next time I make it.

  8. Diane

    Sorry but in the banana cream mixture what is half and half of thankyou

    1. Chef in Training

      It is found in the dairy next to the milks. It is a blend of half cream half milk.

  9. Maia

    1

    I was so excited to try this recipe, and it was nothing but a liquid mess! You may want to alter your recipe a bit or rename it because it is definitely not the best.

    1. Heidi

      5

      You must have made a mistake. Maybe you didn't boil the filling long enough?Everyone else's pie seemed to work out swell. May want to retrace your cooking steps? Just a thought.....

  10. Hayley

    5

    I am not an experienced pie maker and this recipe was SO simple and SO DELICIOUS! My entire family loved it and it was a HUGE hit. 12/10 would I recommend this recipe to anyone and everyone!

  11. Leslie

    5

    I made this pie and loved it I ate the whole pie and ready for another one I also made it for a couple of people and they also loved it as well I'm adding this recipe to my favorite list

  12. Maggie

    1

    Tried it and the mixture never set, was planning on giving this to my father on father's day and it didn't work out. Extremely disappointed

    1. Heidi

      If I had to guess....you didn't boil the filling long enough. Bummer.

  13. Nicole

    5

    Made your recipe with my 7 year old son for my grandmothers 93rd birthday. Very easy to make and your directions were very clear. It was light and delicious as well! Thank you!