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Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

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Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is from scratch homemade pie recipe like your grandmas used to make. If you’re crazy for classic cream pies, this needs to be on your Easter table! A tender, flaky crust piled high with bananas and creamy vanilla pudding, topped with fluffy cloud of fresh whipped cream and more bananas and chocolate shavings on top.

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is from scratch homemade pie recipe like your grandmas used to make. A tender, flaky crust piled high with bananas and creamy vanilla pudding. DELICIOUS!!!

If you need a perfect dessert for Easter brunch that could sit in the fridge for a few days, while you have to finish preparations for the holiday, making this Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie won’t take you too much time.

Full of old-fashioned flavor, Banana Cream Pie isn’t necessarily fancy, but it’s so inviting and besides Easter eggs and spring flower decoration, it will bring the nostalgic appeal at your Easter brunch table.

Don’t let the making of pie crust from scratch, crimping the sides for classic crust look and cooking homemade vanilla pudding terrifies you, it’s not that hard at all. I’m not a pie making expert by any means, actually I hate making pie crusts and sometimes buy a pre-made one, but homemade stuff is so much better, especially when it comes to family gatherings for the holidays such as Easter.

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is from scratch homemade pie recipe like your grandmas used to make. A tender, flaky crust piled high with bananas and creamy vanilla pudding. DELICIOUS!!!

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie might be the easiest of all the cream pies and it’s so amazing, real dessert galore.

You could always use pre-made crust and instant pudding that’s ready in just minutes but the end result of homemade Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is swoon-worthy. It’s so worth the extra time to make a real, milk and eggs custard filling, not an instant pudding, and it is super easy.

Thinking of Easter, I didn’t want a pre-made type pie, so I I was searching for a real, before instant pudding kinda pie. And I found this one I could literally call Old Fashioned Banana Cream pie recipe. For the crust I used this recipe and it was so easy having a video tutorial.

The only problem about this homemade custard which is integral to the classic, old-fashioned taste is that you must use a 9 inch pie plate, not a deep dish, because the pie is really creamy and you want be able to take out the perfectly neat slices. But the flavor is just perfect.Enjoy!!!

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is from scratch homemade pie recipe like your grandmas used to make. A tender, flaky crust piled high with bananas and creamy vanilla pudding. DELICIOUS!!!





Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is from scratch homemade pie recipe like your grandmas used to make.

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Ingredients

For the pie crust:

11/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 sticks (1/2 cup) unsalted butter diced and chilled

2-4 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups milk

4 egg yolks- beaten

3 tablespoons butter

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2-3 bananas-sliced

For the topping:

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 banana-sliced

chocolate shavings-optional


Instructions

  • To make the pie crust:
  • Mix flour, salt and sugar in a medium-size bowl. Add pieces of chilled unsalted butter. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add 2 tablespoons ice water and using your hands knead until dough comes together , DO NOT OVERDO IT!!! (If it’s still crumbly, add water a tablespoon at a time, up to 2 more tablespoons, but don’t use too much water or the crust will shrink while baking).
  • Flatten the dough into disks, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Roll the dough on a floured surface into a 14-inch round, wrap around rolling pin and carefully unroll over a 9-inch pie plate and gently press into bottom and side of plate. Trim dough to a 1-inch overhang, fold under, and seal to form a rim, then crimp the rim with fingertips. Using a fork poke the bottom of the crust or use pie weights. Wrap with plastic wrap and set in the fridge or freezer. The dough must be well chilled before baking!!!
  • Bake in preheated oven at 375 F until golden brown. Cool completely and set aside.
  • To make the vanilla pudding:
  • In a large saucepan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly(about 8 minutes) then reduce heat and cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs stirring well (be careful not to scramble the eggs) return all to pan and bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Spread half of the vanilla pudding into cooled pie crust. Slice bananas and arrange over filling. Pour remaining pudding over bananas, cover and set in the fridge until thicken (for 6 hours or overnight).
  • Before serving, make the whipped cream. Beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form, adding 1/2 tablespoon of powdered sugar slowly during mixing.
  • Top pie with whipped cream and banana slices. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings if desired.
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is from scratch homemade pie recipe like your grandmas used to make. A tender, flaky crust piled high with bananas and creamy vanilla pudding. DELICIOUS!!!

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  1. I'm looking for the recipe of a old fashion Banana cake with walnuts in the frosting coconut and Bananas does anyone have this recipe my grandmother made it for my birthday. No one in the family has the recipe it was all made from scratch. Either she made it up or its a real recipe
  2. OMG!!! I love it, all from scratch. I can't wait to make this. But until I can make it for someone besides myself, my hubs doesn't like pie crust, can this be made with graham cracker crust? I'm just getting into baking a lot more and not sure if the graham cracker can handle the moisture. Thanks in advance!
  3. Ignore my butter comment. Clearly I've never made a banana cream pie! It just melts the butter when you stir it in (I put it in right from the fridge. Maybe sat out for 5 mins on the counter). I just cubed it. Thanks!
  4. This was really delicious! Best friend and I made it to celebrate the start of the summer. Sharing it on my blog today :-)
  5. Hi looks great can't wait to make and thank you, you gave me the courage with your crust recipe to try to make again instead of the pre made ones. Question though, in the past when I have made banana pie or even pudding using pudding mix, then add fresh bananas, in less than 24 hours they would turn brown and make my dessert look awful. Has anyone else every have this issue and if so do you what have you tried to prevent it? Thanks
  6. Can I use meringue on this recipe instead of whipped cream topping? Didn't know if I could put the pie in the oven or not.
  7. I made This as directed and it never thickened .. when it says spread the pudding on the bottom of the crust.. mine poured.. made this for thanksgiving and was super upset no one could eat it :(

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