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Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie


  • 1(9 inch) pie crusts, baked
  • 3cups whole milk
  • 3⁄4cup white sugar
  • 1⁄3cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4teaspoon salt
  • 3egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 3bananas


  • Have baked 9-inch pie shell ready.
  • In a large saucepan, scald the milk.
  • In another saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt; gradually stir in the scalded milk.
  • Over medium heat, stirring constantly, cook until thickened.
  • Cover and, stirring occasionally, cook for two minutes longer.
  • In a small bowl, have the 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten, ready; stir a small amount of the hot mixture into beaten yolks; when thoroughly combined, stir yolks into hot mixture.
  • Cook for one minute longer, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and blend in the butter and vanilla.
  • Let sit until lukewarm.
  • When ready to pour, slice bananas and scatter in pie shell; pour warm mixture over bananas.
  • If desired, make a meringue (you’ll have 3 leftover egg whites) to top the pie, or just let the pie cool until serving.


  • Meanie Queenie

    Fantastic recipe. Easy and delicious. We sprinkled pecan pieces on top for a little crunch.

  • Sharlene~W

    Excellent pie. Easy to make and delicious. My kids love puddings too, so I can see we will be making this in all its pudding variations as well: vanilla, coconut or banana. Almost as easy as pudding out of the box but much tastier! Update..this was so good I couldn’t wait to try it again as a coconut cream pie. My daughter suggested I cover top with plastic wrap as it cooled and top it with whipped cream before serving. Divine!

  • elliebelle

    very good and very easy! i made the coconut cream pie – and everyone loved it!! will definetly make again!!

  • Amber Dawn

    At the advice of my mom, I decided to make this for my Survivor group last night. It was a hit. I found it very easy to make. My only problem was that I didn’t make enough. I thought one pie would be sufficient for 6 people, but as most everyone wanted seconds I should have made two. Thanks for sharing Lennie.

  • Teresa M

    Excellent! I paired this with Miss Annie’s Weepless Meringue, and it was a Huge hit at our house. DD loved it and told me at least twice how good it was. Easy to make, next time I’d like to try making the coconut cream pie, with toasted coconut on top of the meringue…mmm. This is a Definite Keeper, thank-you.

  • Cozette

    Easy and very good. I added the coconut for a great banana-coconut cream pie-good reviews from the lucky ones who got to sample it before I finished it off.

  • KitchenManiac

    Great tasting pie!! And it’s the first pie I have ever made!! Yes I cheated, I bought a premade pie crust….hehehe. I did change one thing though…, i mashed one large banana and added it to the custard mixture, just to add a little more flavour. I think it made quite a difference. I too topped it with Miss Annie’s Weepless Meringue. Went great!!

  • Evie*

    This was our ‘grand finale’ to the ‘zaar cookout. and my Hubby couldnt stop raving aout it. Deliciously creamy and easy to make. I added whipped cream to the top before serving. Thanks Lennie for another winner.

  • Izzy Knight

    Oh boy, this was sooooo good. I would’ve never imagined myself making such a seductive pie. The custard was so comforting. I made this for a crowd of five, and there is not leftover! Ok, so my waist line may be in danger, but comfort food doesn’t get any better than this. I didn’t make the meringue because I used leftover yolks. But I did serve it with whipped cream and more slices of banana on top. My kid even drizzle some chocolate sauce on top (she really takes after mommy) :0) thank you for the reciope!

  • Malriah

    I have tried several recipes recently looking for the perfect banana cream combo. Well, I have found it! The filling is so creamy and lightly flavored so it doesn’t overpower the bananas. After I chilled the pie, I slathered on a thin layer of cool whip and some grated chocolate for color. Warning to others, if you are making this pie for any more than 3 or 4 people, make 2. If you don’t you will wish you did!