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Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

This chocolate banana cream pie is layered with ripe bananas, vanilla custard and homemade whipped cream on a chocolatey crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Banana Cream Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Author Ali Randall


  • 9 inch pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/3 cups cups low-fat milk, divided
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat cream cheese, softened (about 2 ounces)
  • 2 cups sliced ripe bananas, about 2 large
  • 1 cup whipped cream


  • Prepare pie crust and cool according to the package directions.
  • In a small saucepan, combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 2 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, and a dash of salt. Gradually whisk in 1/3 cup of milk, whisking until smooth. Cook for about 2 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened. Spread chocolate mixture into the bottom of the cooled crust.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, eggs, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook for one minute, until thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and light, about 30 seconds. Add 1/4 cup of the hot custard to the cream cheese and beat, just until blended. Stir the cream cheese mixture into the remaining hot custard.
  • Slice the bananas and arrange the slices from edge to edge over the chocolate layer. Spoon the custard over the bananas and smooth out to cover. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of the custard and chill the pie for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and spread the whipped topping over the custard. Garnish with chocolate curls or mini chocolate chips. Chill until ready to serve.


Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light.