Banana Cream Pie Recipes

Homemade Banana Cream PieMake a Vintage Banana Cream Pie Today
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These old fashioned banana cream pie recipes are some of the first 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 easy homemade pie recipes. Try one today!

Old Fashioned 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 easy 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

Egg Safety Tip. Some no-bake recipes might call for raw, uncooked eggs or egg whites. To avoid any health risk, please visit my Eggs and Salmonella page for simple instructions on how to safely adapt the old fashioned recipe.


Banana Cream Layer Pie

3 eggs, separated
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup potato meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Bananas
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 over the baked layers and  top generously with sweetened whipped cream.

Potato Meal isn't often found for sale nowadays, but potato flour offers a good substitute, though it's a finer grind or texture.

Different from potato starch, potato flour is a flour made from grinding dried, whole potatoes and is used as an alternative to wheat flour for gluten-free cooking. It helps to improve texture and add moisture and a natural sweetness when added to cookies and cakes.

If potato flour is unavailable, twice the amount of instant potato flakes can be substituted with good taste results in recipes. For example, 2 ounces potato flour = 4 ounces potato flakes.


Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie Recipes

Dishes & Beverages of the Old South (1913)

Old South 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

Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Second Edition of the Neighborhood Cook Book (1914)

Banana Cream Pie with Meringue ToppingEnjoy Banana Cream Pie with Meringue Topping
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Basic Banana Cream Pie

Grandma's Tip

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.

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