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Easy Banana Cream Pie

How can this Banana Cream Pie Recipe so easy and yet so amazingly decadent and delicious? It tastes like an old-fashioned banana cream pie, BUT it only takes about 15 minutes to make!
It’s made with all the good stuff; sliced bananas, instant pudding mix, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream all in a graham cracker crust(or Nilla wafer crust if you want! Drizzle it with chocolate to make it extra special!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Cream Pie, Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe, Pudding Banana Cream Pie
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 539kcal
Author Amy


  • 9 ounce graham cracker pie crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup milk whole or 2%
  • 3.4 ounce vanilla pudding mix instant
  • 3 cups whipped topping thawed, divided
  • 2 whole bananas

Garnishes (Optional)

  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Chocolate curls
  • Grated Chocolate
  • Spinkles
  • Walnutes, pecans, etc. chopped


  • Whisk milk and pudding together. Set aside. See notes below to make homemade whipped cream instead of whipped topping.
  • To make the filling mix room temperature cream cheese until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and mix until smooth. Add pudding mixture to and beat again until smooth. Fold half of the whipped cream (about 1 1/2 cups) into pudding mixture. Set aside.
  • Slice bananas into about 1/4 inch slices and set in the bottom of the graham cracker crust. Gently spread pudding/cheesecake mixture over the bananas.
  • Chill Pie. Refrigerate pie for at least three hours, or overnight.
  • Spread remaining whipped cream over the pie, or pipe whipped cream on the pie.
  • Garnish and Serve. Garnish pie however you’d like. Drizzle with hot fudge sauce, sprinkle with grated chocolate, add chocolate curls, or use fun colored sprinkles. You could also garnish with extra banana slices. Cut in slices and serve.


How to make whipped cream from scratch: 
I highly recommend making homemade whipped cream instead of using frozen whipped topping. Use 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Chill beater bowl and wire whisk of an electric beater for about 20 minutes. Add all heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the bowl. Beat on high speed for about 1-2 minutes or until fluffy and whipped. 
Instant Pudding Mix:
It's easy to change your banana cream pie up by using a different flavor of pudding (be sure to use instant). Cheesecake, banana cream, vanilla, and white chocolate are all great options. Chocolate is also fun!


Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 571IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1mg