Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

MMM, is your mouth watering? It should be. I had to recover from a food coma from Mike's dad's birthday dinner the other night. I brought this incredibly delicious pie for dessert but first, we had Thanksgiving come early. Mike's mom made us an incredible feast for dinner! Everything from honey ham to stuffing and mashed potatoes. It was so good and I am already excited for more next week. (fat kid at heart).

The weekends always go by so quickly.  I savor the weekends with my family and friends. It is as carefree as it gets these days. Sunday, I spent most of my day constructing a chocolate banana cream pie. It takes more effort than I thought.

I started with making pie crust. Let it rest, then baked it.

Made the pastry cream. Let it cool.

Made the chocolate moose. Let it cool.

Made the whipped cream.

Made the chocolate curls. (they looked more like rough shavings oops).

Sliced the bananas and put it all together.  See, step by step.

Last but not least, we devoured it.

All of it.



Crust. I used a different recipe but don't have it with me at the moment (sorry!) but dearest Martha has a great and similar recipe. Get it here


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • tablespoons unsalted butter
  • teaspoon vanilla

  • Scald (medium heat until it barely begins to bubble) the milk in a medium saucepan. 
  • In another saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Slowly, add the scaled milk into the flour mixture. Turn the burner to medium heat and stir constantly until it gets thick (about 5 minutes). Once it is thickened, cover the mixture with a lid and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, have the 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten, ready; stir a small amount of the hot mixture into beaten yolks; when thoroughly combined, stir yolks into hot mixture. Take off the heat and mis in the butter and vanilla until smooth. Let cool completely.

  • Chocolate Moose.

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream

  • Beat egg yolks in your stand mixer until fluffy and has a "lemon" yellow color. This take about 3 minutes. Gradually beat the sugar into the egg yolks. Heat 1 cup whipping cream in a saucepan over medium heat until hot. Gradually stir at least half of the hot whipping cream into egg yolk mixture; stir back into hot cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens (do not boil). Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, just until chilled. Once you are ready to build you pie, whipped up the remaining whipping cream and gently fold the whipped cream into your chocolate mixture. 

  • Build it. 

  • Bake your crust and let it cool completely.

    Slice 3 bananas up and place around the bottom of the pie crust.

    Spread your pastry cream over the bananas.

    Spread your chocolate moose over your pastry cream.

    Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings (if you like!)


    1. WOw. This looks so yummy. Thank you so much for kind comments on my weight loss post on Alycia's blog! It means the world to me!! Your blog is adorable.. I'm a new follower:) Nice meeting you!!

      xoxo Hanna


    Merci Beaucoup!