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Homemade Banana Cream Pie

Blossom Lady
Mar 02, 2024 01:34 PM
Homemade Banana Cream Pie

Creamy and smooth from-scratch custard joins bananas, whipped cream, and a buttery flaky baked pie crust to make one epic banana cream pie. This classic dessert is 100% homemade and the perfect make-ahead option because the layered beauty needs to set before garnishing and serving.

Here’s Why You Will LOVE This Banana Cream Pie
  • 100% from scratch, and you can taste the difference.
  • Creamy and undeniably rich.
  • If custard is cooked properly, it’s sturdy and smooth.
  • Flaky pie crust shell, or try a graham cracker crust.
  • An optional sprinkle of cinnamon adds a special and flavorful touch.
  • Perfect make-ahead dessert.

Ingredients:

Crust
  • 2 and 1/2 cups (315g) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled), plus more for shaping and rolling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2/3 cup (130g) vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) ice cold water
  • Optional egg wash: 1 large egg white beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk

Custard Filling
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch
  • 2 cups (480ml) whole milk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 yellow bananas (not super ripe yet)
  • Optional: sprinkle of ground cinnamon

Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup (240ml) cold heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons (15g) confectioners’ or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Prep Time:
240 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Total Time:
480 minutes
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