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For a sweet, billowy dessert, try our banana cream pie recipe. This recipe for delicious banana cream pie is adapted from "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook," and it is one of Martha's favorites because it's pure banana and pure cream.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 4108



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How would you rate this recipe?
  • MS10802819
    25 AUG, 2013
    Where is the print option?
    • Anne21626
      11 NOV, 2016
      Love this recipe!. I too reduced the sugar to 1/3 Cup. I also modified it in tribute to a black bottom Banana Cream Pie recipe from Cooking Light Nov 1998. Which is to say I added a layer of Ganache to the bottom of the pie before layering bananas. Ganache: 1/2C heavy cream heated, poured over 4oz Bittersweet Chocolate, cooled.
  • lake106
    21 SEP, 2016
    OMG.... The most delicious Banana Cream Pie I ever made. Leave it up to Martha, she is the greatest cook and Baker. Can't get enough of this pie. Must make it. Follow the recipe and people just can't stop raving about it. Enjoy!! Absolutely delicious.
  • nancerbeams
    20 MAY, 2014
    I tried 3 banana cream pie recipes before I tried this one, and it's pretty spot on for a perfectly textured cream and flakey crust. I like my pies not too sweet, so I reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, and it still had a sweetness. I also added some vanilla. Wonderful recipe, will definitely be making this again!
    7 MAY, 2014
    This pie is terrific! I slice the bananas for the top just before I serve it so that they do not turn brown. I love this recipe because like all Martha recipes, it's easy to follow, the recipe works and the end result is absolutely delicious!
  • Billy C
    29 NOV, 2013
    This was a complete success at Thanksgiving, 2013! Everyone wanted the recipe so I directed them to Martha Stewart's website. This recipe is fairly straight forward. If you follow the directions to a T then you won't be disappointed.
  • sarahk_211
    30 JUL, 2010
    A family Fourth of July hit! They loved it. To make it festive for the Fourth, I lined the bottom with slice strawberries, and did a striped design across the top with sliced strawberries and blueberries. The whipped cream showed through to bring the red, white and blue theme together. It was beautiful!
  • snbtran
    11 JUL, 2010
    I have made this several times and the pies always come out wonderful. The filling is light and creamy with a burst of fresh banana sweetness. I used my own pie crust recipe which yields a buttery, flaky crust.
  • kathimartin
    22 SEP, 2009
    My first try yielded slightly soupy filling. Make sure you cook your custard long enough. It's a wonderful pie - my whole family requests it often!!
  • Mirianthe
    19 JUL, 2009
    You need to check print capabilities for 8.5X11. I had to go to extraordinary lengths to get the full recipe to print! I have Mozilla and Windows XP. Thanks.
  • basket42
    18 MAR, 2009
    I haven't tried this but you might try a little of the Stay Fresh fruit powder. It works great on other fruits. Good luck!

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