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Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Homemade custard, fresh bananas and homemade whipped cream are layered to create this delicious old fashioned banana cream pie. Try making one, it’s easier than you might think!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana cream, banana cream pie, pie recipes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 460 kcal

Ingredients

Custard:

  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 c. milk
  • 4 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 T vanilla

Pie Crust (9-inch):

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. shortening
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 T powdered sugar
  • 3 bananas 2 for the pie, one for garnish
  • graham cracker crumbs optional for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan.

  2. Slowly stir in milk. Cook over medium, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.

    Boil for one minute.

  3. Beat eggs, slightly in a glass measuring bowl.

  4. Pour 1 c. of the hot milk liquid from the saucepan over the eggs and stir with a fork.

  5. Pour the egg and milk mixture BACK INTO THE PAN. Boil and stir for 1 minute, remove from heat.

  6. Stir in butter and vanilla.

  7. Press a pice of plastic wrap onto the custard and allow to cool until room temperature in the refrigerator.

  8. While the custard cools, make the pie crust.

  9. Mix flour and salt together. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry cutter. Stir in oil. 

  10. Combine milk and lemon juice (or vinegar) together and stir into pie crust until the dough comes together. Knead over a lightly floured surface until smooth.

  11. Roll out to fit a 9-inch pie pan.

  12. Poke holes across the bottom, using a fork, and crimp edges. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden. Cool.

  13. Slice two of the bananas.

  14. Place them into the cooled pie crust in a single layer.

  15. Top with cooled custard.

  16. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Top pie with homemade whipping cream, extra banana slices and graham cracker crumbs, if desired.

  17. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

You can make it using Cool Whip or homemade whipped cream.