Banana Pudding Pie

by Erin

With a vanilla wafer crust, homemade vanilla pudding, fresh banana, fluffy whipped cream, what’s not to love about this banana pudding pie?

Banana Pudding Pie Slice

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Happy Pi Day! I first made this pie for two of my labmates’ half birthdays. Half birthdays? Yes, I had missed their real birthdays two years in a row and one was evidently very unhappy about her lack of birthday treats so I made it up to them both by bringing in two different pies, this being one of them.

However, the person I won over the most with this pie was our boss. He interrupted conversations about completely unrelated topics by making statements such as, “This is the best pie I’ve ever had. I must not be loyal to my family”. He then proceeded to eat a second slice and we began taking bets on when he would come back later in the day for slice #3. He did bring his wife by to have a slice herself, but he managed to restrain himself by only picking off a vanilla wafer with an excessive amount of whipped cream on it.

Homemade Banana Pudding Pie

After that reaction, I ended up making a repeat of this pie for his birthday (not half birthday). Once again he lost his mind and said that “if you put this pie and my mom’s black forest cake on a table, I’d grab a slice of your pie when she turned her back. Sshhh don’t tell!”

He continued to rant and rave over the fact that it had a homemade crust, homemade pudding (not banana flavored but with real bananas), and fresh whipped cream. Who knew such things could blow a person’s mind when combined together? I think it’s safe to say that if you like banana pudding you will fall in love with this pie.

Also, Iโ€™m partying by bringing this pie to the Pi Day Pie Party at Crazy for Crust today. Come check out what others are bringing!

Serving of Banana Pudding Pie

One year ago: Flower Bouquet Cake Pops

Two years ago: Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter Pie

Banana Pudding Pie Slice


Yield: 12 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 12 oz. box vanilla wafers, divided (plus more for decoration if desired)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas, sliced



  1. For the crust: Set aside 20 vanilla wafers; in a food processor pulse remaining vanilla wafers until coarsely crushed (about 2-1/2 cups when crushed). Transfer to a medium bowl, add butter and stir until blended. Firmly press on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack for 30 minutes or until completely cool.
  3. For the pudding: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together sugar, flour, eggs, yolks, and milk. Place over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, for 10-12 minutes or until it reaches the thickness of chilled pudding. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  4. Transfer to a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure to press the plastic directly on top of the custard so it doesn't get a "skin" on it. Refrigerate until completely cool.*
  5. Whipped Cream: In a medium bowl, whip cream on medium high speed until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until firm peaks form.
  6. Assembly: Arrange half of the banana slices evenly over bottom of cooled crust. Spread 1/3 of cooled pudding over bananas, followed by a layer of vanilla wafers. Spread 1/3 more pudding over vanilla wafers, then add the remainder of the banana slices and cover them with the last of the pudding. Spread the whipped cream over the entire pie and decorate with more vanilla wafers and banana slices** if desired.
  7. Refrigerate at least for 4 hours. Overnight is best. Consume within 2 days.


*Can be made up to a day in advance. **Toss banana in lemon juice to prevent browning.

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Source: Adapted slightly from Lick the Bowl Good.

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Banana Pudding Pie

Post updated 3/29/22, photo above is the original.

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Faye April 6, 2013 - 12:57 pm

I love your banana pudding pie recipe and it’s a simple one to try.

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life March 18, 2013 - 7:11 am

Seeing as I am on a huge banana kick right now, I would die for a huge slice of that amazing pie!! I love that you made yours with a true banana pudding!!!

sally @ sallys baking addiction March 14, 2013 - 7:37 pm

Happy Pi Day Erin! Banana pudding is my favorite flavor and I’m kinda dying for a huge slice of this right now for dessert. :)

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 14, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Oh yum, your pie sounds amazing!

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection March 14, 2013 - 1:50 pm

I adore banana pudding, but have never thought to make it into a pie! What an awesome idea for pi day :)

Monica March 14, 2013 - 11:09 am

This looks so delicious and perfect for pi day! I’d love to make this for myself; I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Tracey March 14, 2013 - 9:41 am

Ya know, I’m not sure I’ve ever made a banana cream pie but I wouldn’t turn down a slice of yours. Looks awesome! Happy Pi Day :)

Anne @The Cooking Campaign March 14, 2013 - 8:47 am

LOVE Pie! Looks so delicious!


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