Banana Cream Pie Recipes

Homemade Banana Cream PieMake a Vintage Banana Cream Pie Today
(Source: ©mcgphoto/

These are some of the first banana cream pie recipes ever published. With the advance of commercial refrigeration, bananas became more plentiful in North America by the end of the nineteenth century, and the demand had grown for recipes that called for them. If you love the exquisite, tropical taste of bananas baked in a pie, you'll really love these old fashioned recipes. Try one today!

Mom's Banana Cream Pie Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

Mom often served banana cream pie as a light dessert during the summer months, but we also enjoyed it as a special treat on other occasions, like Easter and Victoria Day weekend. I especially remember how much I loved her no-bake banana pie (see recipe below). I always enjoyed eating it, especially when it had been chilled for a few minutes in the refrigerator.

No-Bake Banana Cream Pie

Slice 2 large ripe bananas into a baked crust. Fill up with whipped cream, sweetened with vanilla. Chill. Drop a spoonful of red jelly on each piece and eat.

Easy Banana Cream Pie

Filling: Combine 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 egg yolks (save whites for topping), 1 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon vanilla; cook and cool. Cut 2 bananas in slices in baked crust and pour in filling.

Topping: Beat the whites of eggs with 1 heaping tablespoon of sugar and spread on top. Brown in oven. —Mrs. H. Frost

Banana Cream Layer Pie

3 eggs, separated
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup potato flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Whipped cream

Beat egg whites until stiff, forming peaks. Beat yolks and add sugar, beating well. Fold in beaten egg whites. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and fold into egg mixture. Pour evenly into two 8-inch cake pans and bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes. Place sliced bananas between the layers and  top generously with sweetened whipped cream.

Old South Banana Cream Pie Recipes

Dishes & Beverages of the Old South (1913)

Deep Dish Banana Pie

Line a deepish earthen pie dish with thin, very good crust, fill it three parts with bananas, sliced crosswise very thin. Cover them thickly with sugar, add the strained juice of a large lemon, dot with bits of butter, put on a lattice crust, and bake in a quick oven twenty-five minutes.

Deep Dish Damson and Banana Tart, or Pie

This damson and banana tart recipe is an heirloom in this realtor's family, coming down from English forebears.

Line an earthen pie dish two or three inches deep, with very good crust, rolled thin, but not stretched nor dragged. Cover it with bananas, sliced thin, lengthways, strew over three tablespoonfuls of sugar, and a pinch of grated lemon peel. Sprinkle with liqueur glass of rum or brandy or whiskey, then put in a layer of preserved plums — damsons are best — along with their juice.

If there is room, repeat the layers — bananas and plums and seasoning. Cover with a crust rolled fairly thin, prick and bake three-quarters of an hour in a moderately quick oven.

Serve either hot or cold, preferably hot, with this sauce: One egg beaten very light, with a cupful of cream, a wineglass of rum, brandy, or sherry, and a larger glass of preserve syrup. Mix over hot water, stirring hard all the time till it begins to thicken. It must not get too thick. —M. W. Watkins

Basic Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Second Edition of the Neighborhood Cook Book (1914)

Banana Cream Pie with Meringue ToppingEnjoy Banana Cream Pie with Meringue Topping
(Source: bradcalkins/

Double the meringue ingredients to 4 egg whites and 4 tablespoons of sugar if you prefer a thicker meringue topping on your cream pies.

Slice three bananas, mash them thoroughly, one tablespoon butter, pinch of salt, one-half cup sugar, yolks of two eggs. Put all on stove and boil till thick like custard. Spread in baked pie crust. Add whites of two eggs beaten with two tablespoons of sugar. Spread over top and bake until brown.

You May Also Like

Homemade Pie Recipes

Flowered Vine

Enjoy a Laugh to Brighten Your Day!

Abbott and Costello on Stage

Listen to Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who's On First?" skit from the World War 2 Special Services Division V-Disk.

(5: 54 min.)


Have your say! Leave a friendly comment about Grandma's old fashioned desserts in the box below. (No links or promotion please.)

Like This Page? Please Share It

Visit the Homemade Dessert Recipes Homepage

Old Fashioned Rose and Cookbook Icon
Don Bell with Vintage Recipe Scrapbooks

Please click Like and help preserve Grandma's old fashioned recipes in their original form.

Need Help?

Puzzled about old time oven temperatures and measurement units? Click the Button below for helpful conversions.

Red Help Button

Mystery Quiz

Mystery Item

What is this antique item? The Answer is found below.

Recent Articles

  1. Enjoy Traditional Irish Recipes on St Patrick's Day

    What's the story? Do you fancy an authentic Barmbrack cake? How about a Belfast Cake or Potato Candy? It's all here for you to enjoy!

    Read More

  2. St Patrick's Day Dessert Recipes - Green & Delicious

    Colorful St Patrick's Day dessert recipes to make your Irish celebration special. Make deliciously green treats for your loved ones.

    Read More

  3. Grandma's Simple Cake Recipe with 12 Variations

    Enjoy this simple cake recipe with its clever variations for making up to 12 delicious dessert cakes bursting with flavor. This old fashioned recipe is easy to make and so versatile to have on hand.

    Read More

  4. Grandma's Butter Tart Recipes

    You will love these old fashioned butter tart recipes. Make gooey, chewy butter tarts like Grandma's. You will absolutely love them.

    Read More

  5. Vintage Radio Cookie Recipes

    Not only do these old fashioned radio cookie recipes make delicious cookies, but you get to experience the golden days of radio cooking shows.

    Read More


Quiz Answer

Grandma's button hooks for  fastening tight buttons on leather boots and gloves.