Banana Cream Pie Recipe From Scratch Made Easy

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Banana cream pie slice

Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 60 mins
Serves: 6

Banana Cream Pie!

This is a classic, fun pie that almost everyone loves!
Rich and creamy, and not hard to make. Here’s the basic Banana Cream Pie recipe.

Ingredients

Crust:

Pastry for a single-crust pie

Pie dough for crust

Filling:

  • 1  3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 4 bananas

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Instructions

  1. Prepare pastry for a single crust pie and form into a pie shell. Blind-bake the crust at 375 degrees F until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely as you prepare the filling. (For instructions how to bake a blind-bake pie crust, check out this recipe: How To Blind-Bake A Pie Crust
  2. For the filling, combine the milk, heavy cream, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until all the sugar has dissolved, then bring to a gentle simmer, whisking occasionally.
  3. Working quickly as the milk mixture begins to simmer, whisk the egg yolks and cornstarch together in a medium heatproof bowl until thick and smooth. Very slowly, stream in about a 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 begin bursting at the surface.

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