Banana Cream Pie with a Chocolate Layer Recipe

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Banana Cream Pie has a rich dark chocolate ganache layer on the bottom. The filling has fresh bananas in a creamy custard topped with whipped cream and slivered almond.

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Servings: 8


Cost per serving $0.37 view details
  • 1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust purchased or homemade
  • ¾ cup semisweet dark chocolate chips (130 g)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 59 ml
  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1¾ cups whole milk (472 ml)
  • ¼ cup half and half (59ml)
  • ⅔ cup sugar (150g)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups stabilized whipped cream (475ml)


  1. For Chocolate Layer
  2. Add the heavy cream to the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir to mix and, microwave another 20 seconds. Stir to mix and repeat microwaving until you have a smooth soft chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the purchased or homemade prebaked pie crust and freeze for 20 minutes
  5. For Cream Pie Layer
  6. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a kettle and stir to mix.
  7. Add the milk and whisk in.
  8. Heat kettle on medium until the milk is hot, bubbly and thick. Remove from the heat.
  9. Slowly add 3/4 of the hot milk mixture to the beaten egg yolk. Whisk all the while you are adding the hot milk. This keeps the yolks from cooking unevenly resulting in egg yolk lumps in your pie. Then immediately add the egg yolks back into the rest of the hot milk mixture. Again whisk while adding the mixture back into the hot milk. Continue to whisk, while heating on medium for another 2 minutes.
  10. Remove kettle from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla and let it cool to warm temperature.
  11. Remove the pie shell from the freezer and place the sliced bananas into the bottom of the shell on top of the chocolate layer.
  12. Add the warm pie filling on top of the bananas.
  13. Put in refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  14. Pipe stabilized whipped cream, rosettes around the edge of the pie and in the middle. Sprinkle a few slivered almonds around the edges on top of the whipped cream.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 144g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 649  
Calories from Fat 571 88%
Total Fat 64.49g 81%
Saturated Fat 17.18g 69%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Total Carbs 15.17g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 10.97g 7%
Protein 4.27g 7%
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