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How to Make Banana Cream Pie

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 pieces ripe bananas sliced crosswise about 1/4 inch thick
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Make the crust by combining the graham cracker crumbs, 6 tablespoons butter, and 1/4 cup sugar in a mixing bowl then mix.
  • Arrange the mixture in a 9 inch pie or cake pan. Gently Press the mixture to make it more compact.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Make the filling by heating a saucepan. Put-in 3/4 cup sugar, salt, cornstarch, and milk. Continuously stir until the mixture thickens and reaches boiling point.
  • Meanwhile, place the egg yolks in another mixing bowl and beat. Get 1/2 cup of the milk mixture from the sauce pan (do not turn off the heat yet) then mix with the beaten egg yolks.
  • Stir-in egg yolk mixture on the saucepan and continue cooking in low heat for 2 to 3 minutes while Stirring continuously.
  • Turn off the heat then put-in 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla extract then stir.
  • Transfer the mixture on a bowl then refrigerate for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Scoop half of the filling and arrange on the pie or cake pan with graham cracker crust.
  • Arrange the sliced bananas on top of the mixture.
  • Pour the remaining filling over the sliced bananas.
  • Prepare the topping by combining the heavy whipping cream and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat using an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Spread the topping over the last layer of filling.
  • Garnish with chocolate curls (optional).
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g