This banana cream pie with instant pudding is so delicious. You can whip this pie up in less than 15 minutes start to finish-- including the pie crust!
Banana Cream Pie with Instant Pudding
The recipe i'm sharing today is banana cream pie made made an instant pudding mix as a starter. It can be made using a graham cracker crust or a traditional pie crust, but using the traditional crust is our favorite!
What do you need to make banana cream pie?
- Instant Banana Pudding
- Pie Crust
- Whipped Cream
To make this recipe all you need is a pie crust, instant banana pudding, milk, bananas and whipped cream! Don't be fooled by how easy it is to throw together though, it is so good!
How to make banana cream pie:
- Bake pie crust according to directions or recipe, if you're making crust from scratch.
- Whisk pudding mixture and milk together and chill in the fridge.
- Layer sliced bananas on top of the crust.
- Pour pudding mixture on top of the bananas and spread evenly.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy!
Pro Tips to Make Perfect Instant Pudding Cream Pie
- Use High-Quality Instant Pudding:
- Choose a reputable brand of instant pudding mix for the best flavor and texture. Chocolate, vanilla, and butterscotch are classic choices.
- Use Whole Milk:
- For a creamier texture, use whole milk instead of skim or low-fat options. Follow the pudding mix instructions for the milk quantity.
- Whisk Thoroughly:
- Whisk the pudding mix and milk thoroughly to avoid lumps. Use a wire whisk and ensure you reach the edges of the bowl to incorporate all the mix.
- Let It Set Properly:
- Allow the pudding to set for the recommended time in the refrigerator. This ensures a firm and stable filling for your pie.
- Add Whipped Cream:
- Top your pie with freshly whipped cream just before serving. You can sweeten it with a bit of sugar and add vanilla extract for flavor.
- Decorate Creatively:
- Garnish with chocolate shavings, fruit slices, or cookie crumbles to add texture and visual appeal. This step is where you can get creative with your presentation.
If you make this easy banana cream pie recipe and like it, we would love for you to leave us a comment and review! They mean so much to us!
Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe
- Bake pie crust according to package/recipe directions.
- While crust is baking, whisk pudding mix and milk together until well combined. Refrigerate pudding mixture.
- After crust is cooled, slice bananas and layer on bottom of crust. Pour pudding mixture over bananas. Spread whipped cream over pudding mixture.
- Refrigerate until set, usually an hour or two, and enjoy!