This classic and timeless banana cream pie recipe has always been our family's favorite. Heavily layered with fresh firm bananas, this banana pie is very creamy and delicious.
Made from simple ingredients, this banana pie recipe is so easy to whip-up, you don't need to use an instant pudding mix.
To make the banana pie, you can choose to make your own pie crust or you use a ready-made pie crust. Either way, the pie will taste great.
To make a butter pie crust (pâte brisée), scroll down for the recipe.
CLASSIC BANANA CREAM PIE
Serves: 6 Preparation time: 20 minutes
Comments When stirring the custard, make sure you reach the bottom, sides and corners of the saucepan to prevent custard from sticking and scorching.
Ingredients 2 cups milk 3 eggs yolks, beaten 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (or 3 tablespoons cornflour) 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 4 firm and ripe bananas, sliced thinly 1 baked 9-inch pie pastry crust 1 cup whipped cream
Directions 1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk, a little at a time to make sure the flour is dissolved. Add in eggs. 2. Cook over medium to low heat, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes, or until mixture thickens and becomes custard like. Remove from heat. 3. Stir in butter and vanilla. Set aside to cool. 4. Layer the entire bottom of the prepared cooled pie crust with sliced bananas. Cover the bananas with custard. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set. 5. Just before serving, spread fresh whipped cream on top of pie and arrange sliced bananas on top of whipped cream.
EASY ALL-BUTTER PIE CRUST
This recipe makes 1 pie (pâte brisée) crust, enough for one tart.
Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 8 tablespoons (1 stick) frozen butter, cut into small cubes (you can cut the butter and put into the freezer to harden) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 to 4 tablespoons ice cold water
Comments When baking the dough, I like to blind bake the dough by lining it with baking paper, filled with dried beans or uncooked rice to avoid dough from puffing.
Directions 1. Combine flour, sugar and salt together. In a pastry blender or with a fork, add butter and mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, with pea size of butter remaining. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until dough begins to clump together. Test by squeezing some of the crumbly dough together, if it holds, it's ready, if not, add a little more water, 1 tablespoon and mix again. 3. Working quickly on a floured surface, roll out dough with a rolling pin into a circle 1/8 inch thick to fit a 9 inch pie dish. 4. Carefully transfer dough onto pie dish, pressing the dough firmly into the dish and trimming any excess dough from the edge. 5. Bake at 400ºF/200ºC for about 15 minutes or until the edges of the pie are golden. 6. Allow crust to cool before filling.
If you're new at making a banana cream pie crust, watch this video to get an idea how to make a successful pie crust.
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Helen Brown, November 2010
Easy Banana Bread Great recipe! I had two ripe bananas at home and wanted to use them right away, so I searched for ideas on the Internet. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. Since I only had two bananas, I used only half of every ingredient (I added a dash of cinnamon) and baked it
for half the time, too! It was so delicious!
Jay, December 2011 Definitely easy, fast, moist and delumptious! Thank you
Virginia, December 2011 Lovely site I must say! when i found this recipe I thought "this is too good to be true", when I saw the comments I was like "yeah right, these are so not real". But I tried this recipe and trust me, I have NO regrets! awesome!!!! If you don't have baking soda, like I did, use two teaspoons of baking powder
Eonique B., September 2011 The cake (bread) is so yum I make nearly every month
Sara, September 2011 Thanks so much for the easy banana bread recipe. I've made other recipes but yours is by far the quickest and easiest.
Felicity, August 2011 Super easy, super yummy! I love this banana bread recipe. Thanks for sharing!:D
Jess, June 2011 Thank you for posting this recipe. The best banana bread recipe ever. My kids loved it and my work colleague loved it too. I can just eat the whole lot myself. So easy to make as well.
Thuy Do, February 2011 Love it! Cant believe how easy it was and what a beautiful cake it makes! Easy enough for my kids to do and so professional looking and tasting! Even our fussiest banana bread lover loved it!! VERY impressed!! A++++
Daggy Shaggs, February 2011 Excellent! This would have to be the most delicious and moist banana cake ever! I used wholemeal flour instead and it was still unbelievably moist. Also, I baked it for 50 mins instead, then left to cool and that helped make it more moist yet not undercooked. This has now become a firm family favourite, thankyou!.
Hannah Wilson, January 2011
Buttery Banana Cookies I'm a 12 year old girl who just loves cooking and I was trying to find an easy banana cookie recipe.. And then I found this! I added some chocolate chips just to make it taste better, but it already tasted amazing. It was all gone in 1 day! Thanks a lot.
Lisa, December 2011 This might be my new favorite recipe! Plain, they are like mini, takealong banana bread bites! Delicious! Then I got creative, and dipped them in semisweet chocolate, then pressed a walnut on top and now they are an
elegant cookie! I wowed my friends at our cookie exchange this year, but little did they know how simple it was! Thank you for the best kept secret I'll ever have in my kitchen!
Kasai, Dec 2011
Chinese Style Steamed Banana Cake My Australian neighbour said, this banana cake can go for competition, it's moist, light, white and beautiful.
Miki Hung, February 2011 This was a very delicious,chewy filling and healthy desert that everybody enjoyed. even without the eggs which i forgot...it came out great!!!!
Sahana Srikanth, January 2011 Wow - this worked like a charm even with a makeshift steamer.
Linda Fraser, September 2010
Easy Banana Pudding Was craving for some pudding and tried your recipe. It was incredibly easy and good. I also added lots of bananas to the pudding. Wow - heaven!
Jean Rice, July 2010
Classic Chocolate Banana Cake Even though I forgot the eggs, it was still so delicious and it wasn't to sweet! All you busy banana and chocolate lovers will love it cause it's easy, quick, and tastes great!
Amp, July 2011 Awesome - loved by my whole family!!
Kaz Van Hees, July 2010
Rich Buttery Banana Bread Great easy recipe but I used brown sugar this time instead of castor as it was all I had, and wow it was sensational!
Sal Shepherd, December 2010
Sour Cream Banana Bread Turned out lovely and moist. Was a hit with everyone. I added walnuts for a bit of texture. Thanks for the recipe!!
Hilda Ruaine, January 2011