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Banana Cream Pie Recipe With Pudding

Today I will show you the best banana cream pie recipe with pudding in the world!

Cream pies are a favorite dessert of many people. But even the best of cream pies often fail to make the most significant impression on their guests. 

A good cream pie needs some extra something. And that something is pudding. Pudding is a simple yet essential part of an excellent cream pie. It’s a simple way to take the cream pie to another level.

Best of all, you can customize it however you like – add chocolate chips or nuts, or top with whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!

What do I need to make this recipe?

Banana pie

To make this banana cream pie recipe, you will need to package instant vanilla pudding mix, milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, bananas, pie crust.

How long does it take to make a banana cream pie recipe?

This banana cream pie recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare and about 10 minutes to bake.

Banana Cream Pie Recipe With Pudding

Banana Cream Pie With Pudding Recipe

This banana cream pie recipe is perfect for anyone looking for an easy dessert to make. The pudding makes it quick and straightforward to put together, and the result is a delicious, creamy pie!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Bananas (sliced)
  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the pudding mix, milk, and heavy cream until thick and well combined.
  • Stir in vanilla extract until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
  • Arrange banana slices over the top of the pudding mixture.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the bananas are lightly browned, and the pudding is set.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
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Can I replace some ingredients?

You can replace the heavy cream with evaporated milk if you want to. You can also use a different type of pie crust, like graham cracker or shortbread. And feel free to top with your favorite toppings, like whipped cream or ice cream.

How do I make a cracker crust?

If you want to make a cracker crust, simply crush 1-2 cups of crackers (any type will work) into a fine crumb. 

Mix with melted butter or margarine until well combined, and then press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool before adding the pudding mixture. Enjoy!

Things to take care of while making this recipe:

  1. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before beginning.
  2. Be sure to stir in the vanilla extract until combined.
  3. pour the mixture into the pie crust carefully so as not to spill any.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the bananas are lightly browned, and the pudding is set.
  5. Let cool before serving.

And finally, serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Can I store this recipe?

Yes, this recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Enjoy!

Things to take care of while storing this recipe:

1. Make sure to refrigerate the pie in an airtight container.

2. Keep the banana cream pie in the fridge for up to 2 days.

3. The pudding will start to firm up after a day, but it will still be edible and delicious.

4. You can also freeze the banana cream pie for up to 2 months.

5. Let the pie thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

6. If you want to serve the pie cold, place it in the freezer for about 2 hours before serving.

7. The pudding will be more firm if served cold, but it will still be delicious either way!

Some variations of this recipe

Sliced banana
  • Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips or nuts to the pudding mixture before baking.
  • Top with whipped cream or ice cream before serving.
  • For a lighter version, use non-fat milk and light cream.
  • Add 1/4 cup peanut butter to the pudding mixture for a peanut butter banana cream pie.
  • For a strawberry lovers version, use strawberry pudding mix and top with sliced strawberries.
  • For a more decadent version, use heavy cream instead of milk in the pudding mixture.
  • For a less sweet version, use unsweetened vanilla almond milk in the pudding mixture.
  • Add 1/4 cup of instant coffee to the pudding mixture for a mocha banana cream pie.
  • For a chocolate lovers version, use chocolate pudding mix and top with chocolate chips.
  • Replace some milk with rum or bourbon for an adults-only version.
  • Top with a layer of chocolate ganache for an extra special treat.
  • Add one teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the pudding mixture before baking.

And finally, for a no-bake version, use a store-bought graham cracker crust and make the pudding mix according to package directions. Pour into the crust and top with bananas. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

Tips and tricks to improve this recipe

Fresh and delicious bananas for this recipe

1) For a richer, more decadent pie, use whole milk instead of skim or low-fat milk.

2) If you want a firmer pudding, use less milk. For a softer pudding, add more milk.

3) Use fresh bananas for the best flavor and texture. However, if you only have ripe bananas on hand, they will work fine.

4) If you want a more robust banana flavor, add an extra banana or two to the recipe.

5) Use any type of pie crust you like – graham cracker, shortbread, or even a store-bought crust.

6) To make a chocolate banana cream pie, simply add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the pudding mixture.

7) For a nutty twist, stir in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds) to the pudding mixture.

8) Top the pie with whipped cream or ice cream for an extra special treat.

9) If you have leftovers, store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

10) This pie can also be made ahead of time and frozen for up to 2 months. Just thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

11) To make individual pies, use a muffin tin and line with paper cupcake liners. Divide the pudding mixture evenly among the liners and top with banana slices.

12) For a non-dairy version, use almond or coconut milk instead of the dairy milk and use whipped cream made with coconut cream in place of the heavy cream.

10 Things to serve with this banana cream pie recipe

Vanilla ice cream

1. Vanilla ice cream: A classic pairing that can’t be beaten.

2. Chocolate ice cream: Try chocolate ice cream instead for a twist on the classic.

3. Whipped cream: A light and airy topping that goes great with the pudding filling.

4. Chocolate chips: Sprinkle some on top for a bit of extra chocolate flavor.

5. Nuts: Add a crunchy topping by sprinkling some chopped nuts.

6. Caramel sauce: Drizzle over the top for a touch of sweetness.

7. Chocolate sauce: Another excellent option for adding a chocolate twist.

8. Fruit: Top with fresh berries or slices of fruit for a pop of color.

9. Granola: Add a crunchy and healthy topping with granola.

10. Cream cheese frosting: A classic frosting that pairs well with banana flavors. For a sweeter pie, add a sprinkle of sugar on top.

Final Words

This banana cream pie recipe is easy to put together, and the result is a delicious, creamy pie. Best of all, you can customize it however you like – add chocolate chips or nuts, or top with whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!

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