My husband loves banana cream pie, and I like chocolate, so I combined the two. It's our favorite dessert, which means I get a lot of practice making it!

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20 mins
5 mins
25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually add milk and cream until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Add a small amount to egg yolks; mix well. Return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour half into the pastry shell; cover and refrigerate. Add chocolate to remaining custard; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Do no stir. Arrange bananas over filling. Carefully spoon chocolate custard over all. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.


Nutrition Facts

605 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 62.1g; fat 37.6g; cholesterol 167.6mg; sodium 320.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (60)

Rating: 4 stars
at the beginning, never stop stirring, and you may want to add the corn starch to a small bit of milk before mixing with everything else, to avoid lumps. Delicious pie. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic! I couldn't put my fork down. Be sure to keep stirring in the saucepan to keep everything from becoming lumpy. I didn't have to melt the chocolate chips either, the mixture was warm enough from being cooked I just tossed the chips in. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
YUMMY!! I made this with the French Pastry Pie Crust from this site. The chocolate, banana & vanilla combo is excellent. I mixed some whip cream with the chocolate before spreading it over the bananas because we prefer creamier chocolate & kept everything else the same. Make sure to really chill the pie before cutting it, though. My husband couldn't wait so we cut the pie too soon and it made a mess, but a very tasty mess. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yum! Came out great. I didn't try to make this healthier on purpose, but I didn't have any heavy cream and ended up using half 2% and half skim milk. It turned out great! Also, I am impatient and didn't refrigerate the chocolate separate from the vanilla for an hour, and I didn't have a problem. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is amazing! I used flour instead of cornstarch and 4 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of squares. I can't go back to regular banana cream again. Everyone licked their plates clean! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a great pie and received rave reviews. I used Ghiardelli chocolate and extra bananas. I added a layer of bananas into the pie shell then poured the vanilla custard, then another layer of bananas before the chocolate custard. Use homemade whipped cream and shave some of the chocolate to add on top! Homemade pie shell is best, I would find graham cracker or store bought too sweet with this rich pie. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was a very easy pie to make and it's a great dessert option that doesn't utilize the oven. I made it with soy milk and heavy cream. The chocolate layer was much creamier than the bottom custard layer but I think that's because I used a whisk to mix the chocolate in and stirred the original mixture in the saucepan with a spatula. The whisking made a big difference. I had a 5 year old and an 8 year old helper and there were many steps that they could easily do. We topped it off with homemade whipped cream, more bananna slices and chcolate shavings. A hit with the whole family! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This turned out fabulous and it was so easy to make! My husband says it's even better than regular banana cream pie... that's HUGE! I used a graham cracker crust, but next time I'm going to make a Ritz cracker crust. I made this a day ahead so I dipped all of my banana slices into lemon juice and then put them on a paper towel to drain. They still looked great today and didn't have any lemon flavor. I topped the pie with shaved chocolate swirls - so pretty! Can't wait to make this one again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and delicious! Read More