Banana Cream Pie

What can be easier than this Banana Cream Pie? Not much!

Banana Cream Pie
Bananas, vanilla pudding, cream cheese, and a graham cracker crust come together to make this quick, delicious, traditional summer treat. I usually have all of these ingredients already in my kitchen, so whipping this up for a last-minute treat is a no-brainer.
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Ingredients
  • 9 inch graham cracker crust
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 - 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 - 3 ¼ oz instant vanilla pudding
Instructions
  1. Slice up one banana and place on prepared crust.
  2. Mix together the softened cream cheese, milk, and pudding until smooth and thickened. Pour over crust.
  3. Chill for 2-3 hours. Immediately before serving, slice up remaining banana, arrange on top, and pipe some whipped cream onto top of pie.

 

Cooking Lesson

Start by preparing your graham cracker crust. Ready-made is totally fine for this. It saves you a few steps, in fact! To make your own, simple pulse ⅓ of a box of graham crackers (or 1 package. Mine always come in threes!) in your food processor until they are finely ground. Add in ¼ cup sugar, and 5-6 Tablespoons of melted butter. Mix together and press into your pie pan. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes.

Once you have your crust prepared (make sure it is cool if you make your own), cut up one banana on top of the crust.

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Combine your softened cream cheese with the milk and the pudding mix, and mix well until thickened. Pour that mixture over the bananas and crust. Chill for several hours until set well.

Immediately before serving, slice up another banana and arrange on top of the pie, and if you like it, pipe some whip cream on top! YUMMY!

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