This pie is actually better the second day. So the best plan would be to make it the day before you need it, and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Knead together the pie dough and the 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans. Line 9-inch pie pan with the pecan dough; fill with heavy-duty foil and dried beans or pie weights. Bake for 20 minutes or until set and lightly browned (see Editor's Note). Let cool.

  • Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth, and spread in the pie shell.

  • Prepare chocolate pudding according to package instructions, but use 1/2 cup less milk. Set aside.

  • Whip the cream with 1/2 cup sugar. Spread half of the whipped cream over the cream cheese in the shell. Lay sliced bananas on top of the whipped cream, and cover with the chocolate pie filling. Spread the other half of the whipped cream over the bananas. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.

Editor's Note:

Get tips on blind-baking your pastry in our How To Pre-Bake A Pie Crust article.

Nutrition Facts

573 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 60.5g; fat 36g; cholesterol 71.6mg; sodium 406.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
This is SO good I can't believe it doesn't have more ratings. Don't let all the 'steps' fool ya- it's really easy to make & it is wonderful!!! Read More
(32)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2009
My husband declared this pie to be too sweet. I agree and think that 1/2 sugar added to the whipping cream is not necessary and actually feels a bit gritty. If I make it again I will either cut the white sugar out completely or reduce it by half. Read More
(3)
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
This is SO good I can't believe it doesn't have more ratings. Don't let all the 'steps' fool ya- it's really easy to make & it is wonderful!!! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
Yummy! Definately let it sit overnight. It really comes together on the 2nd day. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2004
Very good. The one suggestion I have is to definitely whip up half the whipped topping for your inside layers and wait to whip up the remainder for your top layer when you get ready to serve it. I made this a day ahead of time and the whipped topping was very running when I went to serve it. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2006
This was a really GOOD pie! I had a ready made crust and pressed the pecans in the bottom. I used lite cream cheese sugar free pudding and lite Cool Whip. My family spooned this into their mouths and declared WOW! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
What a delicous dessert. It was a very good blend of flavors and it hit the spot on a hot day. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2003
This is REALLY rich but it is so yummy. A big hit! Thanks for sharing. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2006
I made this for a bbq this weekend and it was a huge hit! My husband has already asked when I plan on making it again! I made the pie the day before and followed some other reviewers' advice by only making half of the whipped cream for the center layer and making the rest of the whipped cream for the top layer before serving it. That worked great. I also used a ready-made pie crust and pressed the pecans into the crust before baking it. I can't wait to make it again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
This pie is so good. People at my work said it was the best dessert I ever made and I am going to school for baking. I had a little problem with the whipped topping being the right consistency so I had to fold in some chocolate frozen whipped topping I had. This might certainly be a problem with and not the recipe but all it says is "whip the cream and 1/2 sugar doesn't say how long this will take and I couldn't get it to whip no matter how long I left it. Still turned out so good and will make again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2005
WHOA this was AWESOME! I was a little confused on the layering and accidentally left out a layer of bananas but definitely one of the best pies I've ever had. Used a pre-made pie crust to cut down on time. Next time I will probably use pre-made whipped cream to save time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2009
My husband declared this pie to be too sweet. I agree and think that 1/2 sugar added to the whipping cream is not necessary and actually feels a bit gritty. If I make it again I will either cut the white sugar out completely or reduce it by half. Read More
(3)
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