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Light, creamy, and made with a homemade filling, this Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe is a delicious banana recipe that is perfect for your next summer gathering.

Close up of one slice of Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe on white plate topped with banana slices.

I’m a huge pie person, the easier the better and this Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe is super easy! Using a homemade pudding filling really makes a difference.

We do take a shortcut by using a store-bought pie crust but the rest of the pie is homemade and comes together effortlessly and the end results will have you drooling.

We’re even making our own homemade banana pudding. With nice, ripe bananas, you can get a whole lot of flavor. Simple ingredients are the best way to go. Easy desserts are often just that.

I pretty much love anything banana flavored so this Banana Cream Pie has been one of my favorites for years! It has the perfect banana flavor that blends well with the remaining ingredients.

It’s seriously the perfect banana cream pie. I know I’m a little biased, but seriously! Any banana cream pie lover will agree with me.

The hardest part about this pie recipe is waiting for it to set up, but like I always say it is absolutely worth it! All recipes that take some time to set up are always worth it.

If you are a fan of bananas and are craving pie then you absolutely have to make this Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe, you will not be disappointed.

Some of my other favorite banana recipes that we have on our site include: Banana Snack Cake, Banana Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

Two slices of Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe on white plates topped with banana slices.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Easily available ingredients help this come together easily.
  2. It has the perfect flavor of fresh bananas.
  3. You can make your own homemade crust if you’d like!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Pie shell
  • Whole milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Corn starch
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Egg yolk
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar
Ingredients needed to make Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe

HOW TO MAKE EASY BANANA CREAM PIE RECIPE:

  1. Prebake the pie crust per the directions on the back of the package, set aside to cool completely. 
  2. In a large saucepan, add the milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg, and egg yolk. Whisk until combined. 
  3. Place over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a simmer and thickens. Take off the heat. Whisk in the butter and vanilla. 
  4. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding so a skin doesn’t form, be careful it’s hot. Let it cool on the counter for 30 minutes.
  5. Slice bananas and place onto the pie crust. Spread the pudding on top. Cover with plastic wrap, again making sure it touches the pudding so it doesn’t form a skin.
  6. Place in the fridge for 3-4 hours until set. 
  7. Place the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form. 
  8. Spread the whipped cream over the pie. Slice and serve.
Step by step photos on how to make a Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

Yes, if you have a favorite homemade pie crust recipe that you’d like to use feel free to use it.

Just make sure that you prebake it before you make the rest of your pie.

Absolutely, this is the perfect dessert to be made ahead of time since it has to set up anyways.

So it is perfect to make the day before and then serve or bring along to your gathering the next day.

I would hold off on garnishing with bananas until you are ready to serve so they do not brown too quickly.

While we love making our own homemade whipped cream, if you don’t have the ingredients on hand or just do not want to make your own homemade cool whip will work fine.

Slice of Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe on white plate with bite taken out.

That banana cream filling is my favorite thing.

You’d have to be a little bit crazy not to agree with me!!

  • Nilla Wafer Crust: Add a layer of Nilla wafers between the banana slices and creamy banana filling for extra texture.
  • Chocolate Shavings: Sprinkle chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream for a delicious twist.
  • Toasted Coconut: Add toasted coconut flakes on top for a tropical touch.
  • Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle caramel sauce over the whipped cream for added sweetness.
  • Chopped Nuts: Sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts on top for a crunchy contrast.
  • Cinnamon: Dust a little cinnamon over the whipped cream for a warm flavor.
  • Extra Banana Slices: Add lots of banana slices on top of the whipped cream for more banana flavor.
  • Nutmeg: A sprinkle of nutmeg on the whipped cream can add a subtle spice.
  • Fresh Berries: Add fresh raspberries or strawberries on top for a fruity addition.
  • Mint Leaves: Garnish with mint leaves for a fresh and vibrant touch.

It can still be the best banana cream pie recipe with a few simple swaps.

You could even do a graham cracker crust!

  • Coconut Milk: Substitute whole milk with coconut milk for a dairy-free option.
  • Gluten-Free Crust: Use a gluten-free pie crust if you are on a medically restrictive diet.
  • Stevia: Substitute sugar with Stevia for a lower-calorie option.

This can be stored in the pie plate covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil where it will keep for up to 4 days.

You can also freeze this Homemade Banana Cream Pie, to do that wrap your pie plate in plastic wrap and then foil and it will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Let defrost in the refrigerator overnight and serve.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • You can make your own homemade crust if you’d like.
  • This is the perfect make-ahead dessert.
  • We like to let the pudding cool slightly before adding it to the pie so it doesn’t turn the bananas brown.
  • However the bananas will slightly brown while setting up, this is a completely normal process with bananas.
  • This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • Top with banana slices or serve as is.
Fork holding up a bite taken out of a slice of Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Do you absolutely love bananas and want that perfect combination of flavors?

This Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe has to be made next time you have a gathering or just because you’re craving all things bananas.

If you’ve tried this EASY BANANA CREAM PIE RECIPE, let me know in the comments how it turned out! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes!

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5 from 4 votes

Best Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes
Light, creamy, and made with a homemade filling, this Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe is a delicious banana recipe that is perfect for your next summer gathering.
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Topping:

Instructions

  • Prebake the pie crust per the directions on the back of the package, set aside to cool completely.
    9 inch pie crust
  • In a large saucepan, add the milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg, and egg yolk. Whisk until combined.
    2 cups whole milk, ½ cup + 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 large egg, 1 large egg yolk
  • Place over medium heat, stirring constantly until it comes to a simmer and thickens. Take off the heat. Whisk in the butter and vanilla.
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding so a skin doesn’t form, be careful it’s hot. Let it cool on the counter for 30 minutes.
  • Place the sliced bananas onto the pie crust. Spread the pudding on top. Cover with plastic wrap, again making sure it touches the pudding so it doesn’t form a skin.
    2 medium bananas
  • Place in the fridge for 3-4 hours until set.
  • Place the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form.
    1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Spread the whipped cream over the pie. Slice and serve.

Notes

  1. You can make your own homemade crust if you’d like.
  2. This is the perfect make-ahead dessert.
  3. We like to let the pudding cool slightly before adding it to the pie so it doesn’t turn the bananas brown.
  4. However the bananas will slightly brown while setting up, this is a completely normal process with bananas.
  5. This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  6. Top with banana slices or serve as is.

Nutrition

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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