Not heavy, very light and creamy texture. This was enjoyed by everyone who tasted it, even those who normally aren't big banana pie fans. I saw a version of this prepared on Ellie Krieger's Healthy Living and tried it right away. This is basically her recipe, but with my alterations. Yes, you could use a premade graham cracker shell if you really want to, but it tastes a whole lot better making this simple homemade one. And don't be tempted to add in whole eggs...just the yolks or you won't get the right texture.