Throwdown Banana Cream Pie

Somebody I know really likes banana cream pie. I really like Bobby Flay. So I decided to make Bobby Flay’s banana cream pie.

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Mainly because Bobby’s recipe calls for powdered vanilla pudding mix. Usually his recipes are a bit more complicated than mixes; not that there’s anything wrong with that. At least I made my own graham cracker crust…

banana cream pie

more pie


  • 6 graham crackers, crumbed
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter

crust IMG_4808

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together. I used a food processor both to turn the graham crackers into crumbs and then to mix the rest of the crust.
  2. Press into a pie plate and chill for 1 hour.


  • 2 (4 serving size) packages of vanilla pudding mix – I used My-T-Fine
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • Whipped cream

the stars of the show pudding!

  1. Make the pudding according to the package directions.
  2. Line the crust with banana slices
  3. Pour 1/2 the pudding over the bananas
  4. Add a layer of bananas on top of the pudding
  5. Pour the remaining pudding on top
  6. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
  7. When ready to serve, decorate with bananas and top with whipped cream


P.S. Ever try to find graham crackers without high fructose corn syrup in them? I have – and I failed. Does anyone know where I can find some?

half of a pie