Grandma's Banana Cream Pie

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. TO MAKE FILLING: Mix flour and constarch with 1/3 cup cold milk to make a thin smooth paste, and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks, then add sugar and salt and beat well.
  3. In a medium saucepan, scald remaining milk, stirring constantly.
  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.
  5. Pour both mixtures into the pot with the scalded milk and stir well.
  6. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat.
  7. Add butter and vanilla, and stir well.
  8. TO ASSEMBLE PIE: Pour a layer of custard filling in in the pie shell.
  9. 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.
  10. Refrigerate once the custard has cooled.
  11. Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip.
Most Helpful

My family went WILD for this banana cream pie!! Great recipe! I'm definitely saving it.

sarahjett March 06, 2008

Wonderful recipe! It was very easy to follow. I used 2% milk and it worked fine. I also used a regular pie dish not deep dish and I just got extra custard which still fit in the pie. I will be making this recipe again thanks for sharing!

Rain-chi August 16, 2012

This is very good. It is a new way to make pudding for me. It has lots of delicious bananas. Made for Market Game 07

Lavender Lynn October 21, 2007