• Banana Cream Pie - Freezer Recipe

    Orange Chocolate Chip Scones-b101-banana-cream.gif Learn how to properly make your own Make-Ahead Banana Cream Pie that can be frozen for fast dessert preparation.



    You'll Need:


    • 2/3 c. Sugar
    • 1/4 c. Cornstarch
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 3 c. Cold Milk
    • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
    • 2 T. butter, room temperature
    • 3 tsp Vanilla
    • 2 tsp Banana Extract (available in the baking section of the grocery store)


    Orange Chocolate Chip Scones-b101-bancream1.jpg Mix sugar, cornstarch & salt in a heavy 2 qt saucepan, stirring well, add in cold milk, whisking continually over medium heat.
    Orange Chocolate Chip Scones-b101-bancream2.jpg Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Boil for exactly 1 minute.
    Remove from heat, pour approximately half of the mixture in the beaten eggs, mixing (fast!) and thoroughly. (This process is called Tempering) Pour the tempered egg/mix back into the saucepan.
    Boil and stir 1 full minute.
    Orange Chocolate Chip Scones-b101-bancream3.jpg Remove from Heat, stir in butter,banana extract and vanilla, mixing well.
    Place on a cooling rack for 16-18 minutes. Do NOT cool for too long as a film will form on the top of the filling.
    Orange Chocolate Chip Scones-010.jpg Carefully spoon into a vacuum seal bag. (It's quite helpful to fold down the top of the bag to prevent a mess from getting on the edge of the bag, preventing a good seal.)

    If you don't have any help holding the bags, it's helpful to place them in a dish with rolled hand towels between each bag to hold them steady for easy filling.
    Orange Chocolate Chip Scones-b101-bancream6.jpg In this photo we divided this batch of filling in half.

    Vacuum Seal the Warm Filling, try to remove as many air bubbles as possible. Label & Toss it into the freezer.

    To Use the filling


    • Remove it from the Freezer and place in the refrigerator. DO Not attempt to thaw this on the countertop- for several reasons- it contains milk, butter and eggs (which can spoil), thawing on the counter will cause the filling to separate.


    • Thaw in the fridge- 1 full size package takes approximately 6 hours to thaw completely. (Of course, this is entirely dependent on the temperature of your fridge!)


    • Prepare your favorite pie shell (prepared pastry shell, phyllo shell, or crumb crust, as desired.


    • Layer the bottom of the prepared pie crust with 2 layers of sliced bananas.


    • Pour the contents of the bag into a mixing bowl, mix well by hand until creamy & smooth, spoon over bananas in prepared crust.


    • Smooth the top, Add Fresh Whipped Cream! Garnish with Banana Slices, if desired. Serve Immediately

    To Create Banana Cream Pie Bites- as pictured in the top photo, make tiny tart shells (using phyllo dough), add a slice of banana to the bottom, a spoonful of banana cream pie filling, a dollup of whipped cream and garnish with a banana slice. Serve immediately.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Ivonna's Avatar
      Ivonna -
      Thanks for the recipe . Having small children I love make ahead recipes, it makes my life easier. It also gives me more time to do my crafts.
    1. missybeck37's Avatar
      missybeck37 -
      My husband likes banana cream pies. I will have to try freezing one instead of making them the day of.
    1. Charissa's Avatar
      Charissa -
      Thank you for posting this! I have been searching for a banana cream pie that is freezer safe


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