This post is in collaboration with Wayfair.com. All opinions are my own.
Pudding might be one of my favorite desserts. It is creamy, sweet, and absolutely delicious. Banana pudding isn’t really a pudding that I normally would enjoy (my favorites are chocolate and butterscotch); however, in the past year, I’ve become a fan of banana pudding as we’ve enjoyed it quite a few times when we got dinner at work.
When Wayfair.com reached out for their second annual Battle of the Pies I knew that I wanted to figure out how to turn banana pudding into a delicious banana pudding pie. I am so glad with how this pie turned out, it is soooo yummy!
Banana Pudding Pie
- 1.5 cup Nilla Wafer Crumbs
- 6 Tablespoons softened butter
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1.5 cup sugar
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 cups whole milk
- 5 egg yokes, beaten
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 5 bananas, sliced
- In a food processor, blend Nilla wafers until you have 1.5 cups of wafer crumbs
- Add butter & sugar, blend until combined
- In a greased pie plate, press the crust mixture evenly along the edges and bottom to create the crust
- Chill in the fridge for 1 hour
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and milk
- Stir until well blended
- Bring to a boil and stir for 2 more minutes then remove from heat
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs
- Add ½ cup of the milk mixture into the beaten eggs, stir until well blended
- Add the eggs into the milk mixture and place back on medium heat
- Cook for 3 minutes
- Add butter and vanilla, beat until blended
- Remove from heat & cool for 10 minutes
- Cover the bottom and sides of the pie crust with banana slices
- Mix the rest of the banana slices into the pudding mixture
- Scoop into the crust and cool for 4 hours or until solidified
I was a little impatient with the waiting 1 hour before filling the crust so my crust was a little crumbly; but it definitely did not hinder the taste. One person who tried the pie said that the crust was actually the best part.
I’m already thinking about how soon would be too soon to make this pie again. How fun would they be in these little single-sized pie pans? I also love these collapsible measuring cups for our kitchen – so nice for limited space.