Sweet, creamy, and full of flavor: this Homemade Banana Cream Pie is everything you want the classic dessert to be, and it’s surprisingly easy to make at home!
We spent the week before last in Anaheim so, as is customary when before we go out of town, I looked around the kitchen and took mental inventory of the food I needed to use before we left. We had bananas on the counter and heavy cream in the fridge, and I’d been planning to get Banana Cream Pie up on the blog. Perfect!
Of course, we didn’t need an entire Banana Cream Pie – or even more than a slice or two. Luckily, there seems to be no shortage of people I can text with the offer of free pie. There’s always someone willing to take one off my hands, and they don’t even mind if I’ve removed a slice or two for photo (and tasting) purposes.
I am so happy I made time to share this recipe with y’all. You could definitely use a store-bought graham cracker crust, but homemade is easy and tasty. The same goes for the pie filling; store-bought banana pudding mix will do in a pinch, but it can’t compare to the flavors you’ll develop with my homemade version. And, of course, homemade whipped cream is ten times better than anything you’ll find in a tub at the grocery store.