Your New Favorite Banana Cream Pie Recipe!

There’s only one way to celebrate National Banana Cream Pie Day…make an Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie! Pile on the fun by asking a Seniors Helping Seniors® caregiver to act as your or your senior loved one’s pastry sous chef and whip up this tasty and traditional treat!


1 9-in. pie crust, baked

3 cups of whole milk

¾ cup of white sugar

1/3 c. all-purpose flour

¼ tsp of salt

3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

2 tbsp of butter

1 tsp of vanilla

3 bananas

Nilla Wafer cookies (optional)


  1. Scald the milk in a large saucepan.
  2. In a separate saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt. Gradually stir in scalded milk.
  3. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Cover and cook for 2 minutes longer, mixing occasionally.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the 3 slightly beaten egg yolks and a small amount of the hot scalded milk mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  6. Add egg yolks to the rest of the scalded milk mixture.
  7. Cook for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and blend in the butter and vanilla.
  9. Let sit until the filling is lukewarm.
  10. When ready to pour, slice bananas and sprinkle them around the prepared pie crust. Pour warm filling mixture over the bananas.
  11. Let the pie cool until serving. If desired, make a meringue with the leftover egg whites to top the pie. Top with crushed Nilla Wafers and enjoy!

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