Fluffy Banana Cream Pie

This fluffy banana cream pie recipe is piled high with fresh ripe bananas and creamy vanilla filling, then topped with pillowy whipped cream and toasted coconut. If you’re a sucker for classic cream pies, this needs to be on your Easter table!

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When I think of Easter brunch, I think of a table decorated with spring flowers and Easter eggs, lined with hearty salads, rolls, glazed ham, and desserts galore.

Dishes that aren’t necessarily fancy, but are inviting and abundant.

Dishes your grandmas might make.

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Most classic brunch buffet items are make-aheads.

Grandma knew she’d be too busy Easter morning, going to church in her Easter bonnet and hiding eggs in the tall grass, to do a lot of cooking. So she planned several days in advance with pasta salads and casseroles.

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And she made desserts that could sit in the fridge for a few days and were all the better for it.

Like Banana Cream Pie, for instance.

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Banana Cream Pie might be the easiest of all the cream pie varieties and it’s so amazing.

Crumbly graham cracker crust loaded with fresh banana chunks, creamy filling, a mountain of whipped cream and more bananas.

And toasted coconut on top, just because.

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Today’s banana cream pie recipe is super fluffy. The light-as-a-cloud filling is a blend of California cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla pudding, then folded with fresh whipped cream.

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The fluffy texture holds the pie components together, slices exceptionally well, and provides a nice contrast to the dense banana chunks and crust.

Plus it’s sweetened with rich silky sweetened condensed milk, so you know it’s got to be good!

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I made the graham cracker crust from scratch. Although you could always buy a pre-made crust, homemade graham crackers crusts are thicker and slightly more crumbly, giving the banana cream pie even more nostalgic appeal.

Incredible Banana Cream Pie

This classic banana cream pie recipe is my favorite dessert for Easter brunch.

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Yield: 1 pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Graham Cracker Crust

  • 14 whole graham crackers, about 7 oz.
  • 6 Tb. melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tb. water

For the Pie Filling

  • 2 cup heavy cream, whipped and divided
  • 3 Tb. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 - 3.4 oz. box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup cold California milk
  • 8 oz. California cream cheese
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 4-5 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the graham crackers in the food processor. Pulse until the crackers are chopped to fine crumbs. Add the melted butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon, pulse to combine. Add 1 tablespoon of water and pulse a couple more times. If the crumbs are moist and pinch together well, dump into a pie pan. If not, repeat with another tablespoon of water and proceed.
  2. Press the graham cracker mixture firmly against the bottom and sides of the pie pan. Then bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Using an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream with the 3 tablespoons of sugar and vanilla. Scoop into a separate bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the instant pudding and milk until well combined and set aside.
  4. Then using the mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy, then with the mixer still running, add the sweetened condensed milk and pudding. scrape the bowl and beat until smooth. Using a spatula, fold in half the whipped cream.
  5. Now spread a thin layer of the filling over the bottom and sides of the cooled pie crust. Cut 3-4 bananas into chunks. Press the chunks to the bottom and sides of the pie crust. Then scoop the remaining filling into the pan crust. Smooth the filling, top with the remaining whipped cream, cover gently with plastic wrap, and chill for at least one hour.
  6. When you are ready to serve the pie, decorate the top with more fresh cut banana chunks and toasted coconut.

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110 Responses to “Fluffy Banana Cream Pie”

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — March 25, 2013 @ 5:08 am

    Light and creamy Banana Cream Pie–I agree, so ideal for Easter Sunday Brunch!

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    Leslie — March 25, 2013 @ 5:28 am

    This looks down right amazing!!!! I seriously want to make this right now. But I dont have any bananas :(

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — March 25, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    Oh wow… I want to put my face in that.

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    SarahP — March 25, 2013 @ 6:29 am

    This looks great! I bet it would be awesome with some chocolate thrown in at some point! I wonder if a layer of ganache would work in between the crust and the bananas?

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 25, 2013 @ 6:33 am

    This pie looks insane! Also, love all the brunch ideas :)

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    Cassie — March 25, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    This looks heavenly, Sommer! You put it together beautifully. Perfect for Easter!

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — March 25, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    I’m in dessert heaven here. Banana cream pie has been my favorite treat since I was a little girl!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — March 25, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    Looks delicious!!! Seriously in love with pie and this looks divine!!!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — March 25, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    Perfection! Looks simply amazing!!

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    marla — March 25, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    Now this is a pie I would love to dive into!

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    Tieghan — March 25, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    WHOA! that looks so pretty! It really is the perfect thing for the Easter table!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 25, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    wow, wow!! This is a stunner! I love how piled high this pie is! I would love to dive right on in and have a large slice :)

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    Jenny Flake — March 25, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    What a beautiful pie!!!

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    Julia @ A Cedar Spoon — March 25, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    This pie looks perfect! I love banana cream.

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    Brianna — March 25, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    Thanks for posting all of the great Easter brunch and breakfast recipes! p.s. that pie looks amazing!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 25, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Gorgeous! Everything about this pie looks incredible. I want to dive right in! :)

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    Maria — March 25, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Gorgeous pie! And yay for green KitchenAid mixers:)

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 25, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    Stunning!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — March 25, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    You’re the pie queen! I adore banana cream, though I might be tempted to sweeten it with maple syrup, since we have that in abundance. ;)

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    Belinda @zomppa — March 25, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Want to dive right into this gorgeous pie!

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    Heather Christo — March 25, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    You just sold me. I am going to make and bring one of these to my mom’s for Easter next weekend. Gorgeous!!

    Incredible roundup by the way!

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    Cookbook Queen — March 25, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    This is gorgeous and absolutely PERFECT!! If I looked up Banana Cream Pie in the dictionary (do people still use dictionaries? Is that a thing?) I’d expect to see this pie.

    Now if you’ll please send me one for Easter. Thanks.

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    Gaby — March 25, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    Great minds think alike!! This looks amazing

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen — March 25, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    The thick crust definitely looks key! This would make an amazing Easter dessert!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — March 25, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    This sounds so easy to whip up and delicious too!

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    Jeanette — March 25, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    Can I come over for Easter brunch? Wow, that is a fluffy creamy pie!

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    Sandy @ RE — March 25, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    Yummy, Sommer. I just added to my dessert round up! I LOVE banana cream. And coconut cream :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 25, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    I’ve never tried banana cream pie before!! So weird. And it looks so fabulous!!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 25, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Gorgeous pie! Look at the pile high cream deliciousness!!

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    Melissa — March 25, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    This looks wonderful! =) Pinning to save!
    I need to make this one soon.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 25, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    I was going to make a banana cream pie over the weekend but now I’m so glad I waited. This recipe looks fantastic!

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    Colette from JFF! — March 25, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    This one’s in my calendar for my friend’s bday!

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    Sirena — March 25, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    how do I get the hole recipe??? Thanks

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 25, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    Beautiful pie, I want to dive right in!

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    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet — March 25, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    That looks SO SO wonderful! Lovely combination dearest Sommer!
    HUGS <3

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    Paula - bell'alimento — March 25, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Banana Cream Pie oh me oh my!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 26, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    fabulous looking! I could dive in

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    Lillian @ My Recipe Journey — March 26, 2013 @ 6:47 am

    WOW…that really is the fluffiest banana ceam pie I have ever seen! And I’m sure it’s delicious! Great pics and recipe! =)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 26, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Oh my, this looks heavenly :) I love remaking a classic that reminds me of my grandma on the holidays.

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    Gloria @ Simply Gloria — March 26, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    This looks divine! Pinning! (=

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    Marly — March 26, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Looks like no one is leaving your Easter dinner hungry! Especially after having some of that pie. Looks delicious…and one I want to add to my “veganize soon” list!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 26, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    I love this pie’s height and fluffy factors – awesome!!!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — March 27, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    That banana cream pie looks so good!

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    naomi — March 27, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    heavenly, sommer! wow.

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — March 27, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Oh, Sommer.. I am SWOONING over this amazing pie! How did you know banana cream was my all-time fave? :) and the coconut on top .. this is perfection personified. And I need it to pie me in the face.

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    carrian — March 27, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    Oh my goodness! I adore banana cream, but I’ve never made such a gorgeous one. Pinning this!!

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — March 27, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    This pie is so pretty, so high and fluffy! Just beautiful!

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — March 27, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    OMG, I want to lick the screen right now — yum!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 28, 2013 @ 12:36 am

    I am in love with how fluffy this pie is! Banana cream is one of my faves!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 29, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I love how big it is! Or rather tall. Mine always look sad and pathetic. Tasty, but sad looking. But this?! Oh my gosh. I can’t think of a prettier looking pie!

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