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Homemade Banana Cream Pie

This homemade banana cream pie is layered with fresh bananas and filled with a silky vanilla custard, then topped with coconut milk whipped cream and more bananas.
Author: Lisa Kerhin


  • 1 frozen unbaked deep dish pie shell
  • 1 and 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • So Delicious Dairy-free CocoWhip topping or whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Fully blind bake your pie crust according to the package directions. Allow to cool completely before adding the filling.
  • To make the filling: Combine the milk, heavy cream, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until all the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a gentle simmer, whisking occasionally.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and cornstarch together until thick and smooth.
  • When the milk mixture is simmering, very slowly stream in 1 cup of the simmering milk to slightly warm the egg yolk mixture. Then, in a very slow stream, whisk the egg yolk mixture into the pan.
  • While continuously whisking, cook until the mixture is thick and big bubbles are bursting at the surface of the pan.
  • Remove the pan from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and butter.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the warm custard to prevent a "skin" from forming on top. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • While the pudding is cooling, slice 2 bananas and arrange slices into the cooled pie shell. Don’t be skimpy with the bananas! Then, sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Spread cooled filling on top of the cinnamon bananas and a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the pie filling. (Again, to prevent a skin from forming.)
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.
  • When ready to serve, top with the CocoWhip topping and slice the other two bananas and place on pie.
  • Slice and serve.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.