All about that Banana Pudding Pie. All day. Every freaking day.
Banana Pudding Pie doesn't show up on enough menus. But when it does, it's pretty much the perfect way to end a meal. It's one of those desserts that feels like a throw back to the 1950's and I'm a little upset I wasn't alive during that time to eat it on a daily basis. Layers of thinly sliced bananas, freshly whipped cream, homemade vanilla pudding and wafers... omg it's everything you've ever wanted in life and more. Banana Pudding Pie for the win!
The real Banana Pudding Pie magic happens when you put everything together and let it chill for at least an 1 hour before serving so the wafers soak up some moisture from the pudding and get a tiny bit softer. You guys. It's everything. Trust me - make it this weekend. The perfect dessert to start to usher in spring!
And don't be scared to make homemade pudding! You could easily take a short cut from the store - but I can promise you this pudding recipe is the BEST! And it's super stress free!
Lastly, if you're on the banana train, here are a few other recipes that I love. Banana Cream Pie Parfaits. Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Banana Cream Tart.
Banana Pudding Pie
For the Banana Pudding Pie
- 1 recipe Vanilla Pudding recipe below
- 1 recipe Chantilly Cream recipe below
- 3 bananas
- ½ bag Nilla Wafers
For the Chantilly Cream
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
For the Pudding
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
- 1 tablespoon butter
For the Pudding:
- In medium saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until bubbles form at edges. In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Pour into hot milk, a little at a time, stirring to dissolve. Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and butter. Chill before serving.
For the Chantilly Cream
- In a mixer, combine the whipping cream and powdered sugar. Whip until soft peaks form. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- Slice the bananas in thin ½ inch slices and set aside.
- Start with a layer of pudding, followed by a layer of nilla wafers, and then some chantilly cream, some bananas, more pudding, another layer of nilla wafers, the last bit of bananas and then finish it off with the rest of the chantilly cream.
- Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
Just wondering - do you use salted or unsalted butter? Want to try this out.. TY!
I’m making this tonigh and serving tomorrow // Do you suggest to do anything to bananas so they don’t brown? Thanks!!
not much you can do but try and cover them with the whipped cream and pudding so they dont oxidize
This may be my favorite dessert ever!
Can you make this the day before, or would the bananas go bad?
I made this tonight - it was awesome and super easy to pull together! I would suggest doubling or 1.5x-ing the pudding recipe. The amount stated in the recipe didn't make quite enough for two layers of pudding in a 9 inch pie dish.
I need to make this. Thank you for the recipe. Just to be sure, no eggs?
I loved this as a child! Haven’t had it in years. Nor have I ever made my own pudding, but with this great recipe, I am about to make this tomorrow. Can’t wait!
I'm a banana fiend! Banana bread, pie and pudding. Bring it on! This looks so great, Gabby. I want a big bowl RN!
where is the recipe for chantilly cream?
still waiting for the recipe for chantilly cream in this recipe.
it's in the recipe!! I just reformatted it so it's easier to distinguish
Can you make this and leave it overnight?