Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade Banana Cream Pie? These Mini Banana Cream Pies are no-bake and easy to make. They’re made with tiny pie crusts, ripe bananas, and a creamy banana pudding filling. A perfect dessert for parties or anytime you want yourself a delectable treat!
Growing up, banana cream pie was one of my mom’s favorite desserts. I even once made it from scratch for her years ago. You can find my Homemade Banana Cream Pie (full size pie) recipe on my lifestyle blog.
If you love the vibrant taste of bananas then, you will love these Mini Banana Cream Pies. They are not a from scratch version and use several shortcut products. However, I felt compelled to at least whip up my own real whipped cream since cream is the main star.
Ingredients for Mini Banana Cream Pies
Banana cream pie is one of those pies that can be made super quickly with shortcut ingredients, or it can take a good chunk of care and time. I have made both in the past, but am really digging these mini versions.
I love how they take about 10 minutes to prepare (based on 6 pies) and use ingredients that are perfect for the summer time. Check out the what you will need below!
- 6 Mini Graham Cracker Pie Shells
- 2 small bananas
- 8 ounces of heavy whipping cream
- 1 package of instant banana pudding (requires 2 cups of whole milk)
- 1 sheet of graham crackers
How to Make Banana Cream Pie
Making these banana creams pies was super simple! Simply line up your mini pie shells, and fill each with 2 tablespoons of banana pudding. The banana pudding we used was instant and required 5 mins to set.
Then, I lined each with 5 banana slices, some graham cracker crumbs, and freshly whipped cream. Once the cream was piped on using a large star tip, I dusted each with additional graham cracker crumbs and a banana slice.
Does Banana Cream Pie Need to be Refrigerated?
Yes, these banana cream pies do need to be refrigerated due to the fresh cream, pudding, and sliced bananas.
I suggest adding the bananas LAST to the the top of the pie before serving to keep them fresh. My suggestion from experience is to not leave this pie in the fridge for more than 2 days to maintain the textural integrity and taste of the bananas.
How to Prevent Banana Cream Pie Banana from going black
Sadly, there is no real solution to prevent this. I recommend making your pudding early in the day and your whipped cream, and placing them in the fridge. Assemble the pies no more than 1 hour before you want to eat them to keep the bananas in good condition.
Additionally, you could add the bottom bananas, and cream but add the top decorative ones last to keep them from getting too mushy.
By the way, how cute are these Vineyard Vines whale plates and napkins? I was able to pick some up through the early morning chaos at Target last Saturday! I am loving all their paperware products!
More Banana Recipe You’ll Love
- Banana Bundt Cake with Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting
- Banana Bundt Cake
- Nutella & Banana Bread
- Almond Flour Banana Bread
Mini Banana Cream Pies
- 6 Mini Graham Cracker Shells
- 8 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Medium Bananas
- 2 ounces Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1 cup Banana Instant Pudding
Real Whipped Cream
- In a large glass bowl, beat 8 ounces of heavy whipping cream until firm peaks appear- about 6 minutes for a hand mixer and 4 mins for a stand mixer.
- Once whipped cream is formed, add to a large star tipped piping bag.
Mini Banana Cream Pies Assembly
- Add 2 tablespoons of pudding to each pie shell.
- Line each pie shell with 5 slices of banana.
- Sprinkle with graham crackers crumbs.
- Piping cream on the center of each pie.
- Sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs.
- Add extra banana garnish BEFORE serving.
- Store pies in fridge to keep chilled, up to 2 days.