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Sensational Banana Pecan Cream Cheese Pie

Updated on August 14, 2016
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Lela earned a B.A. degree in Journalism from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, TX. She has been writing for the online world for years.

Popular banana cream cheese pie

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What to serve for Potluck events...

Popular Banana Cream Cheese Pie with Pecan Crust!

This pie is a real winner for a dessert at a pot luck event. It is easy to make ahead of time, easy to store and easy to carry using an aluminum pan.

There is very little cooking involved and the crust can be baked while the cream cheese is warming to room temperature. Then it's off to rest while the pecan crust cools completely. Finish the layers before you go to bed, then stick the whole thing in the refrigerator to chill overnight.

Is this the best banana cream pie ever?

5 stars from 2 ratings of Sensational Banana Pecan Cream Pie

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: Serves 12 generous pieces

Ingredients for Banana Cream Pie

  • 1 cup white or wheat or pecan flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1/2 large tub Cool Whip, or real whipped cream
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered or granulated sugar, powdered sugar is best
  • 1 large or 2 small pkgs instand vanilla or banana pudding, regular or sugar free
  • 1/2 large tub Cool Whip for frosting, or real whipped cream
  • 4 bananas
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces, for garnish on top
  • 3 cups cold milk, skim, 2% or whole

How to make the popular Banana Pecan Cream Cheese Pie

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Pecan crust with cream cheese mixture ready to spreadFirst layer of bananasPecan pieces sprinkled on top and finished! Chill well and serve.
Pecan crust with cream cheese mixture ready to spread
Pecan crust with cream cheese mixture ready to spread | Source
First layer of bananas
First layer of bananas | Source
Pecan pieces sprinkled on top and finished! Chill well and serve.
Pecan pieces sprinkled on top and finished! Chill well and serve. | Source

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the butter and then microwave it for 45 seconds until melted. Add the flour (of your choice) and the one cup of pecan pieces. Mix until a uniform soft dough forms. Spread the dough into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch oven safe pan. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes until golden. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Using the same bowl you made the dough in, add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and half tub of cool whip. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and spreadable. Spoon this mixture onto the cooled crust into a line as shown in the photo. Spread the mixture evenly over the crust.
  3. Peel and slice two large bananas spreading the slices over the cream cheese layer. Bananas should be slightly firm, not mushy.
  4. Using the same bowl once again, add the pudding mix and gradually stir in the three cups of cold milk. Beat with an electric mixer (the same one you used for the cream cheese mix can be used again) for two minutes until pudding is soft set. Pour the pudding mix over the bananas.
  5. Add two sliced bananas as in step three over the pudding layer.
  6. Top off the banana layer with the rest of the half tub of cool whip. Spread evenly, then use the back of the spoon to make peaks in the whip.
  7. Add a topping of pecan pieces to garnish. Chill for an hour or overnight before serving.

Variation Instructions for Coconut Cream Pie:

  • Replace the bananas with one cup of flaked coconut
  • Fold the coconut into the mixed pudding and spread over the cream cheese layer

Variation Instructions for Chocolate Cream Pie:

  • Omit the bananas
  • Use one large or 2 small packages of chocolate instant pudding and spread over the cream cheese layer

Variation instructions for crust:

  • Use one package of Pillsbury┬« Crescent Rolls instead of the butter, pecan and flour crust.
  • Unroll and spread the crescent roll dough over the 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of this crust

Variation on pudding use:

  • Just use whatever pudding flavor is in your pantry!
  • Add layers of nuts or fruits as desired.

Approximate nutrition value for Banana Pecan Cream Cheese Pie (no substitutions used)

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/12 of pie
Calories 230
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

┬ę 2012 Lela

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh gosh...I think I am going to try this one tomorrow! I LOVE bananas!

      I just bought a new grill - it is pretty sweet. I have been cooking all kinds of summer food lately. Tomorrow I am making a huge pulled pork - this will be a delicious desert to top the meal off! I will let you know how mine turns out and I will follow your directions exactly!

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      Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

      I have never had it, but I will certainly try it soon. It looks so delicious. I enjoy cheesecake, banana pudding, and pecans; so, this banana pecan cream cheese pie should be a winner at my next family gathering.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I'm trying the chocolate cream pie for the weekend. It's Memorial Day!

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      This sounds and look really delicious and I like the difference variations! I can hardly wait to try it. I will Pin it for later use, voted up and shared!

      Tina

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      yumm...yummm...yummm.

      this was soo good that I felt the pix will come out for me...lol

      voted up as interesting and delicious recipe.

      socially shared indeed!

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      The vote ups are now, sadly, without buttons and are directly above the Comment Title. The new format it a bit tricky. No profile photos are showing up either and no AdSense ads at all! What the heck is going on?

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      This looks and sounds awesome. I like the ability to switch 'flours' since I can't have wheat. The mixture of cream cheese and bananas must be incredible! Can't wait to try this one for sure. Can't vote up because this format doesn't have a vote up button but voted useful and interesting.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Just from the looks of the photos, Lela, sensational is absolutely the correct word to describe these desserts. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing your recipes.

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      Cindy Vine 5 years ago from Cape Town

      Looks delicious!

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      SandyMcCollum 5 years ago

      Sounds delectable! Looks like I want to eat it right now! :)

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I've never heard any complaints! Even I love my cooking.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      The visitors to your house must all leave with the most contented smiles if you serve them all your lovely dishes.

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Sure, Marcy - I have a panfull in fridge right now! It is sooo yummy guys. I use the sugar free pudding and just a touch of powdered sugar in the cream cheese to make it lower in carbs.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Ooooh! I'm gaining weight just looking at this! Can I meet you about halfway and grab a piece?

      This sounds heavenly!

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      Starmom41 5 years ago

      oooh that sounds good! thanks for posting the recipe!!!

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      OMG, my favorite desserts all mixed into one! My mouth is watering and my stomach grumbling in anticipation just from reading this recipe! Sounds positively YUMMY! Thanks!

      Bookmarked! Voted up and awesome, too! ;D

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This sounds absolutely delicious! I must try it! Thanks for the recipe.