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Banana Cream Pie Recipe

This Banana Cream Pie has a homemade crust, a layer of fresh bananas, and a creamy, silky custard filling.

If you like bananas, then I bet you are going to love this pie. It’s loaded with bananas and a creamy custard filling. Let’s take a look at how to make this banana cream pie recipe at home.

slice of banana cream pie

How To Make Banana Cream Pie

The first step in making this pie is making the crust.  The pie crust is made with all-purpose flour, salt, vegetable shortening, and cold water.

adding melted shortening to flour

Combine the flour, salt, and shortening in a mixing bowl. It’s best to use a stand mixer or handheld mixer if you have one. Slowly add the ice-cold water until the dough starts to form a ball.

pie crust dough

Roll the pie crust dough out on a lightly floured surface.  You want to form a circle large enough to fit your pie pan, which should be about 9-inches in diameter.  You can get fancy, if you’d like, and crimp the edges of the crust to make it look pretty.

Next, it’s time to pre-bake the pie crust in an oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  It’s best to line the pie crust with some parchment paper and pie weights or dry beans.  This will help to keep the crust from forming air pockets.

pie crust dough on a pie pan

Bake the pie crust for 15 minutes. Once the crust has cooled, removed the pie weights/beans and parchment paper.

Next, it’s time to make the custard filling.  You do this by combining milk, cream, eggs, sugar, salt, corn starch, and gelatin in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. You need to whisk it often until it starts to thicken.

adding sugar to pan to make custard

Remove the custard base from the heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Set it aside.

adding vanilla to custard base

Now that the crust is ready and the custard filling has been made, it’s time to start layering the pie. Slice the bananas into uniform pieces and place them on the pie crust. Go ahead and make two layers, because the more bananas the merrier, right?

layering bananas on bottom of pie crust

Pour the custard on top of the bananas and use a spoon or spatula to smooth it around. You want to make sure all of the bananas are covered.

custard layer of banana cream pie

I recommend that you place the prepared pie on a rimmed baking sheet and then bake it at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

banana cream pie

I don’t judge you for wanting to try the pie after it comes out of the oven, but it needs to cool so that the custard can finish setting up. Chill it for a few hours or overnight for the best results.

piping whipped cream on top of banana cream pie
slice of banana cream pie

Banana Cream Pie

Jane Smith
This Banana Cream Pie has a homemade crust, a layer of fresh bananas, and a creamy, silky custard filling.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 618 kcal


Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • cups all-purpose flour plus extra for rolling
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3-6 Tablespoons ice-cold water

Pie Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 oz. package unflavored gelatin
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 4-6 ripe bananas sliced

Optional, to serve:

  • Whipped cream and sliced bananas


  • Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  • Use a stand or hand-held mixer to prepare the pie crust. Add the flour, salt, and shortening in a medium-size bowl and mix to combine.
  • Add the ice-cold water a little at a time, until the dough clumps together and can form a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12-inch diameter. Fold the dough in half and then in half again and transfer to a 9-inch diameter deep-dish pie plate. Press the dough down into the pie pan. Trim if there is more than ½ inch of excess dough hanging over the edges. Fold the edges of the dough under, and then crimp together with your thumb or a fork.
  • Line the pie crust with parchment paper and fill it with pie weights or dry beans. Blind bake (aka “pre-bake”) the crust in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the crust from the oven and remove the dry beans or pie weights. Set aside.
  • To make the filling, combine the milk, cream, eggs, sugar, salt, corn starch, and gelatin in a large saucepan. Stir until well blended and heat over medium-low heat while whisking often. When the custard has thickened and becomes difficult to stir, turn the heat off and stir in the butter and vanilla. Set aside.
  • Slice the bananas and line the bottom of the pie crust with two layers of sliced bananas. Pour the custard over the bananas and smooth the custard out throughout the pie.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • When the baking time finishes, remove pie from oven and cool completely before transferring to the refrigerator. Chill for a few hours or overnight before serving.
  • To serve, top with whipped cream and additional banana slices, if desired. Enjoy!


You can also use a pastry wheel decorator tool to crimp the crust edges together and pie weights to blind bake the pie crust.


Serving: 1Calories: 618kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 11gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 261mgFiber: 3gSugar: 36g
Keyword banana, dessert, pie, recipe
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When you’re ready to serve it, garnish it with whipped cream and additional banana slices.

slice of banana cream pie


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