Grandma’s Banana Cream Pie

Grandma's Banana Cream Pie Recipe - Family Fresh Meals

Homemade Banana Cream Pie is simply the best!

There’s no dessert quite so cozy as a homemade pie. Digging your fork into a big slice feels just like walking into Grandma’s kitchen, seeing those home-baked pies cooling on the windowsill, sending their delicious aroma all through the house.

But it’s been a long time since we were kids sitting at Grandma’s table. These days, even grandmothers can’t spare the time to bake a homemade pie from scratch every day.

Fortunately, you don’t have to. With my Grandma’s Banana Cream Pie, you can get that same homey old-fashioned taste you remember, without spending all day in the kitchen.

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Grandma's Banana Cream Pie - Yummy Recipe

You don’t have to make pastry from scratch, because you use a store-bought graham cracker crust. You don’t have to make custard from scratch, because you use instant banana pudding and whipped topping from a tub. You don’t even have to bake it, because it sets right up in the fridge.

The secret to making all these ready-made ingredients taste homemade is layering. A layer of pecan halves, two layers of fresh sliced bananas, a layer of banana pudding, a layer of chiffon, and a layer of plain whipped topping, all topped with more pecan halves on top of that and a drizzle of caramel sauce. (Which can also come from a jar, if you want.)

By the time you get all that piled in the crust, it doesn’t taste like convenience food. It tastes like genuine, old-fashioned love from Grandma’s kitchen.

Grandma’s Banana Cream Pie

Directions
Printable recipe directions and ingredient list at bottom of post.

  1. Make the banana instant pudding according to the box directions. Set aside. Sprinkle HALF the pecan pieces in the bottom of the pie shell. Slice the bananas and lie them so they cover the bottom of the shell, making two layers.Grandma's Banana Cream Pie - banana slices in bottom of pie crust
  2. Pour HALF the pudding into the pie shell.Grandma's Banana Cream Pie - banana pudding spread on top of banana slices
  3. In a separate bowl, mix half the tub of whipped topping with the remaining half of the pudding.Grandma's Banana Cream Pie - Mixing together pudding and whipped cream
  4. Spread the whipped topping mixture on top of the pudding that is inside the pie shell.Grandma's Banana Cream Pie - Placing whipped cream on top of pie
  5. Refrigerate for a few hours to set. When serving, spread the remaining portion of whipped topping on top of the pie, sprinkle the remaining half of the pecans on top of that.
  6. Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with extra bananas if you wish.Grandma's Banana Cream Pie - Slice of pie served on a white plate

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Grandma's Banana Cream Pie

Author Corey Valley
My Grandma's Banana Cream Pie tastes like genuine, old-fashioned love from Grandma’s kitchen, but is super to easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 graham crust store made and baked according to instructions then cooled
  • 1 pkg banana instant pudding
  • 1-2 bananas - peeled and sliced
  • 1 tub whipped topping
  • ¼ c pecan pieces
  • as desired caramel sauce

Instructions

  • Make the banana instant pudding according to the box directions. Set aside. Sprinkle HALF the pecan pieces in the bottom of the pie shell. Slice the bananas and lie them so they cover the bottom of the shell, making two layers.
  • Pour HALF the pudding into the pie shell.
  • In a separate bowl, mix half the tub of whipped topping with the remaining half of the pudding.
  • Spread the whipped topping mixture on top of the pudding that is inside the pie shell
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to set. When serving, spread the remaining portion of whipped topping on top of the pie, sprinkle the remaining half of the pecans on top of that.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce and garnish with extra bananas if you wish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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  1. What size “tub of cool whip” do i need? Thanks