21 April, 2020
Homemade Banana Cream Pie Recipe – Delicious!
I have had several people ask me for a Homemade Banana Cream Pie recipe, so I decided to get to work and start making one. This is my fourth attempt, but it has to be the best one yet! I didn’t want to use a banana extract, because I found that when making it with that it had a chemical taste to it. So, I followed my daughter’s advice and I sautéed banana’s in butter, added my milk and brought it to a simmer. Then I let it sit in the refrigerator overnight before making my pie. I was a little skeptical that this would work, but it gave the pie an amazing flavor!
Another useful tip is to have your bananas ready to peel and slice right after the pudding is done. Set the pudding aside and let it cool slightly while you peel the first banana and slice it right into the pie shell. Then immediately put the hot pudding on top of the banana. Repeat with the second lay of banana and hot pudding. This will keep your banana from turning brown. Do not slice the banana until you are ready to use it.
Homemade Banana Cream Pie
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 4 Bananas – sliced into 1/4 inch slices.
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 egg yolks – beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Whip Cream Topping:
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whip cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- In a medium size sauce pan, melt butter and add the slices of 1 banana. Sauté the banana till it is soft and browned on both sides. About 1-2 minutes on each side.
- Add milk to the butter and bananas and bring to a simmer. Do not boil. Take off heat and put into a container with a lid. Let bananas and milk sit in the refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to make pie, prepare pie crust and set it aside to cool.
- Prepare eggs, by separating them and putting the yolks in a small bowl then slightly beat the yolks. Set aside.
- In a large sauce pan whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt.
- Strain bananas from your milk and slowly add the milk to the sugar and cornstarch mixture.
- Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and take off heat.
- Take several large spoonful of the hot pudding and put into the bowl with the egg yolks. This is called tempering your eggs and will help you to not have strings of cooked egg in your pie. Stir till the pudding and egg is completely combined then add all the yolks with pudding back into the pot with the rest of the pudding and completely combine.
- Put back on the heat and while constantly stirring, bring back to a boil and boil for 1 minute longer.
- Take off heat and add vanilla.
- Slice 1 1/2 bananas into the bottom of your pie crust.
- Top with half of your pudding mixture.
- Slice another 1 1/2 bananas on top of pudding mixture then top with the rest of the pudding.
- Let cool completely.
- To make whip cream put heavy cream in a stand mixer with the powdered sugar. Using a whisk attachment, beat until soft peaks form. Spread onto completely cooled pie.
I would love to hear from you how this turned out! Leave me a comment, question, or even a suggestion in the comment section at the bottom.
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Here are a couple more homemade pies that you can make!