Grandma's Banana Cream Pie

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"My grandmother was a wonderful cook, made great pies, and this was my favorite. She always used a homemade pie crust and served it with a dollop of Cool Whip or whipped cream on top. She didn't give me any idea how many bananas to I guessed. She would also use the same custard, making a half batch, for the filling in cream puffs (minus the bananas). I originally posted this recipe on another website which went downhill, and it has a 5 star rating there."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (461.9 g)
  • Calories 875.5
  • Total Fat - 51.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 1416.5 mg
  • Sodium - 487.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 41.9 g
  • Protein - 28.6 g
  • Calcium - 320.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method


Step 1

Mix flour and cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold milk to make a thin smooth paste, and set aside.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks, then add sugar and salt and beat well.

Step 3

In a medium saucepan, scald remaining milk, stirring constantly.

Step 4

While you continue stirring the milk in the pot, add a small amount of the scalded milk to the flour paste and a small amount to the egg/sugar mixture. Pour both mixtures into the pot with the scalded milk and stir well.

Step 5

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla, and stir well.


Step 6

Pour a layer of custard filling in in the pie shell.

Step 7

Place a layer of sliced bananas on top of the filling, then repeat with custard & bananas, and ending with a final top layer of custard.

Step 8

Refrigerate once the custard has cooled.

Step 9

Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip.


  • Pie crust

1 Reviews


We liked it okay, but the cream was rather bland. Will keep looking for that perfect one.


review by:
(20 Nov 2018)

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