Retro Banana Cream Pie

“From Canadian Living”
5hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups graham wafer crumbs
  • 13 cup melted butter
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 12 cup white sugar
  • 13 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 small bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated semisweet chocolate


  1. Filling: In bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and 1/2 cup milk; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, heat remaining milk over medium heat until bubbles form around edge; whisk into yolk mixture.
  3. Return to pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until thick enough to mound on spoon, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  5. Scrape into bowl.
  6. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate just until cooled, about 2 hours.
  7. In bowl, stir graham wafer crumbs with butter until moistened; press onto bottom and up side of 9 inch pie plate.
  8. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  9. Drizzle melted chocolate over bottom of crust; spread evenly with back of spoon.
  10. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.
  11. Without stirring custard, spoon half over chocolate.
  12. Arrange banana slices over top, overlapping slightly.
  13. Top with remaining custard.
  14. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  15. GARNISH: In bowl, whip cream.
  16. Using piping bag or with spatula, pipe into rosettes or spread to cover top.
  17. Sprinkle with grated chocolate.

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