Banana Cream Pie is a refreshing, creamy banana pudding poured into a vanilla wafer pie crust, topped with more bananas and a homemade whipped topping. Try my Banoffee Pie for the English version of this popular dessert.
One of the most popular desserts, especially when it comes to pies, is the Banana Cream Pie. Smooth and creamy banana pudding fills a pie crust and it’s heaven. However, this pie is NEXT LEVEL! We made the crust with Vanilla Wafers as well as Banana Simple Syrup. It’s out of this world amazing!!
Most of the parts to this recipe are homemade, from the simple syrup to the topping and pudding. In fact, you could go even more homemade by making your own vanilla wafers! But, you can always buy store-bought pudding, crust, and whipped topping. If you go that route, you will not need to make the simple syrup.
Banana Simple Syrup Ingredients (full recipe below)
Banana Pie Ingredients
You will be using the banana simple syrup in both the crust and the pie filling. If you are using store-bought banana pudding and crust, you can skip this banana syrup recipe. But, it is great on ice cream and added to drinks, so you might want to make some regardless!
This creamy, banana pudding is the filling to this delicious dessert. It will need to be chilled for a couple of hours, so make this after you make the simple syrup.
When there are about 30 minutes left of chilling the banana pudding, prepare the crust. To make the vanilla wafer crust, add the cookies to a food processor and process until you have a fine crumb. Pour in the melted butter and simple syrup and pulse until the mixture is combined. Press the crust in the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Chill the crust for about 30 minutes.
With just TWO ingredients, you can make your own light and creamy whipped cream topping for the Banana Cream Pie. Just make sure the heavy whipping cream is cold to get the best results. Using a lower fat cream or milk will not whip as well; the end result would be a more unstable form.
Now that you have made all the parts to this creamy dessert, it’s time to put it all together!
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