Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  2. 1/3 cup sugar

  3. 1/4 cup mashed banana

  4. 1/4 cup butter , melted

  5. 1/2 cup sugar

  6. 1/3 cup cornstarch

  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 1/2 cups whipping cream

  9. 1 1/2 cups full-fat milk

  10. 4 large egg yolks

  11. 1/2 vanilla bean , split lengthwise (optional but good to add in)

  12. 2 tablespoons butter

  13. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  14. 1/4 teaspoon banana extract

  15. 4 ripe bananas , peeled and cut into about 1/4-inch slices (could use 5 small bananas)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. To make the crust: set oven to 350°F.

  2. For the crust; in a bowl stir together the cracker crumbs, sugar and mashed banana.

  3. Add in the melted butter and stir to moisten.

  4. Press into bottom and up sides of a deep-dish 10-inch glass pie dish.

  5. Refrigerate for about 40 minutes until firm.

  6. Remove from the fridge and bake for about 15 minutes; cool completely.

  7. For the filling: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan whisk together cornstarch, sugar and salt to blend.

  8. Whisk in the whipping cream and whole full-fat milk, then egg yolks.

  9. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds and then add them in with the whole bean (if using).

  10. Bring to medium-high heat and whisk until the custard thickens and simmers (about 6 minutes).

  11. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter, vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon banana extract (if using).

  12. Transfer the cooked thickened custard to a bowl; cool completely for about 1 hour, stirring or whisking occasionally.

  13. When ready to fill the pie crust, spread 1 cup of the custard over the bottom of prepared crust.

  14. Top with half of the bananas (about 2-1/2 bananas).

  15. Then top with the remaining custard covering the bananas totally.

  16. Repeat layering with remaining bananas and then remaining custard on the top.

  17. Chill for a minimum of 8 hours (overnight is even better), or until the filling is completely set.

  18. Cut pie into wedges and top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.


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