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Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Decadent Delight: Crafting an Irresistible Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie


Indulge your taste buds in a nostalgic journey with our sumptuous Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie, a classic dessert that never goes out of style. In this delectable article, we’ll take you through the steps to create this heavenly treat that will leave your guests craving for more.

The Essence of a Classic

Banana Cream Pie is a timeless dessert, adored for its creamy texture, heavenly banana flavor, and buttery crust. Here’s how to create a masterpiece:

Ingredients You’ll Need

To embark on this culinary adventure, gather the following essentials:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • Whipped cream for topping

Step-by-Step Preparation

  1. Prepare the Crust: In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture into a pie dish to form a crust. Bake it at 350°F for about 10 minutes until it’s golden brown. Allow it to cool.
  2. Make the Filling: In a saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt. Whisk in the milk and cream until it’s smooth. Over medium heat, bring this mixture to a simmer while stirring constantly. Once it thickens, remove it from heat.
  3. Temper the Eggs: In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in some of the hot milk mixture to temper the eggs. Then, pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add Butter and Vanilla: Remove the mixture from heat, and stir in 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract until it’s well combined.
  5. Assemble the Pie: Slice the ripe bananas and place them on the cooled crust. Pour the creamy filling over the bananas, spreading it evenly.
  6. Chill and Serve: Allow the pie to cool for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, allowing the flavors to meld. Before serving, top it generously with whipped cream.


In conclusion, our Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of nostalgia in every bite. This heavenly treat is sure to leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Whether you’re preparing it for a special occasion or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this classic dessert never disappoints. Enjoy!

Remember, the key to a successful Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie lies in using fresh ingredients and taking your time to craft it with love. So, don your apron, get your ingredients ready, and treat yourself to a slice of creamy perfection. Your taste buds will thank you!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?