Restaurant Style Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie is easy to put together and tastes wonderful.  You can make a banana cream pie anytime with our recipe. We were asked to remove the name of the restaurant from this recipe, I guess we were too close on this one!

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Marie Callender's Banana Cream Pie

You can make an old-fashioned restaurant-style banana cream pie like Marie Callender's with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Cream Pie, Pie Recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 502kcal

Ingredients

Banana Cream Pie Crust and Filling

  • 1 9-inch pastry pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/8 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Fresh Whipped Cream Topping

  • 3/4 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Banana Cream Pie Crust and Filling Directions

  • Place sugar, cornstarch, salt, evaporated milk, and whole milk in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir to combine.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils for 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour half of the hot mixture into eggs and stir until that mixture is completely incorporated.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the pan with the other half of the pudding and continue to cook on medium heat until it begins to boil again.
  • Add cream cheese and mix thoroughly with a hand mixer. It will dissolve the cream cheese better and make the pudding lighter and creamier.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add vanilla and butter. Mix using the hand mixer until all is blended.
  • Let the filling stand for 15 minutes.
  • While the filling is still warm, pour half of the filling into pie crust.
  • Place banana slices on top of the filling.
  • Pour the remainder of the filling on top.
  • Cool the pie completely. Do not put whipped cream on a warm pie because it will melt the topping.
  • Top the pie with fresh whipped cream and garnish with sliced almonds.

Fresh Whipped Cream Topping Directions

  • Pour chilled whipping cream into a glass or metal bowl and beat until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add powder sugar until all has been blended.
  • Add vanilla slowly until it has also been blended. The whipped cream should have stiff peaks.
  • Spread the whipped cream over the pie. The whipped cream may be put into a pastry bag and piped onto the pie for a decorative effect.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. pc

    5 stars
    I just made this and I have a few things to say about it. This is a good pie and it is the kind of pie my grandmother would have made, totally a classic banana cream pie.

    As I made the custard, I added the vanilla. I tasted it and I wondered what it would be like if I added banana flavoring. I added about 1/2 teasoon of banana flavoring. In general, it was not a good idea. The banana flavoring seemed to throw it off balance and I had to add a few tablespoons of sugar to bring it back. So, if you want to try adding banana flavoring, only add a hint…and if you go to far a few spoon fulls of sugar might help. But don’t go to far on the sugar, this pie is not meant to be super sweet.

    Next, I used the smaller sized store bought graham pie crust. The graham part of the crust was fine, but next time I would use the larger size of store bought crust. The banans and whiped cream make this pie and I added extra layers of bananas and a thick topping of whipped cream (I used cool whip to save time).

    Lastly, what I would say is that this is not a pie I would make for a pot luck. I would just make it to have at home. This pie is a bit messy to slice and pull out (especially if you cheat like me and add extra layers of bananas). If you want to do something with banans for a pot luck, a banana pudding you can spoon out is a better choice.

    Over all a good not too sweet pie to serve on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

    • Stephanie

      It is amazing how a tiny change in a recipe than through off other parts of it. I bet this would be good with a tiny bit of banana flavoring. I appreciate the changes you made the to the pie. This pie was to mimic Marie Callendars, and they did not add the extra layers of bananas, but I bet it would be very good lie that!

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