Coconut Banana Cream Pie

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This amazing Coconut Banana Cream pie has a triple dose of coconut and an amazing homemade custard.  The buttery coconut crust totally sets this pie apart adding amazing flavor and crunch.

Coconut Banana Cream Pie! Coconut Banana Cream Pie has a triple dose of coconut and sweet bananas layered into a spectacular summer pie! The buttery coconut crust is totally unforgettable adding amazing flavor and crunch.


How to Make Coconut Banana Cream Pie

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I’m a huge dessert person. I always have been. I love everything from very sweet candies to succulent brownies and fruit-based pastries. At group events, I’m usually the one eyeing the dessert table, I live for desserts.

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I say all that so you understand that when I say this recipe for Coconut Banana Cream Pie is one of my favorite desserts ever, you know how seriously I take that recommendation. Once you’ve bitten into that delicious, creamy filling I think you’ll agree with me.

The secret to this amazing Coconut Banana Cream Pie recipe is the thing that makes it different from any other coconut pie you may have tried: the crust.

Instead of a traditional pie crust or a graham cracker substitution, this recipe makes the crust out of coconut. You read that right. This Coconut Banana Cream Pie is layered on top of a coconut crust. My mouth is watering just thinking about it..

This amazing Coconut Banana Cream pie has a triple dose of coconut in an amazing homemade custard. The buttery coconut crust totally sets this pie apart adding amazing flavor and crunch.

Recipe Notes:

  • Cook the coconut for the crust in the butter, turning it often in the skillet until it turns a nice golden brown (approx. 4-5 minutes).
  • When pressing the coconut crust into the baking pan, don’t press too firmly. You want it to be compact but not tightly packed or it will be hard to cut through.
  • Bringing the filling to a boil while stirring constantly is essential to make sure it sets.
This Coconut Banana Cream Pie has the most luscious, velevety custard set in an amazing baked coconut crust.
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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 servings
COCONUT BANANA CREAM PIE
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Author: Kathleen
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Banana Cream Pie
This amazing Coconut Banana Cream pie has a triple dose of coconut and an amazing homemade custard. The buttery coconut crust totally sets this pie apart adding amazing flavor and crunch.
Ingredients
PIE CRUST
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 3 Cups Sweetened Flaked Coconut
PIE FILLING:
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar-Divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups Half and Half-Divided
  • Yellow Food Coloring-Optional
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sweetened Flake Coconut
  • 2 Bananas Firm But Ripe, Peeled and Cut Into 1/2 Thick Slices
TOPPING
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened Flake Coconut Toasted and Cooled
Instructions
CRUST
  1. Spray a 9 inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add coconut and continue to cook over medium heat until coconut just turns golden brown. Press the coconut into prepared pie plate. Chill 30 minutes.
FILLING
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt and flour. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of half and half.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine remaining half & half and 1/2 cup sugar and bring just to a boil medium heat. Slowly stir in the egg mixture and continue to cook, stirring constantly until thick & bubbly.
  3. Remove from heat and add food coloring (if using), 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of coconut, stirring until evenly combined. Pour into a bowl and cover the surface with plastic wrap (Plastic should be directly on the surface of the warm custard). Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
TOPPING
  1. Whip the heavy cream in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to whip until peaks are just stiff.
ASSEMBLY
  1. Layer sliced bananas in cooled crust. Pour chilled filling over bananas. Spread whipped cream over the top and shape into a decorative mound. Sprinkle The top evenly with 1/2 cup toasted coconut and serve immediately
Nutrition Information

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Source: Adapted From Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant

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Kathleen

Kathleen is a recipe developer, passionate home cook and the author of the blog Gonna Want Seconds. She has been married to her best friend for 32 years and has two great kids, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, a Quarter Horse and a little green parrot. She is obsessed with cookbooks, cowboy boots, red wine and vintage costume jewelry. Kathleen's recipes are all tried and true, tested and tweaked and, most importantly, family and friend approved!

16 comments on “Coconut Banana Cream Pie”

  1. Holly, I know Coconut Cream Pie may be considered more of a summer pie, but I always make one during the holidays. I loved your idea for the crust for this pie so i tried it this year! It was not only a beautiful, delicious pie, the crust was amazing! Where has this been all my life…it was genius! My brother loved it too. Coconut Cream is his favorite pie but the crust…not so much. Not anymore! Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe!

  2. Is it at all possible this can be made in advance? I won’t have time to make it right when company arrives! Thank you!

  3. This is an amazing pie! I made this pie for my husbands birthday as he loves banana ceeam pie. It was a bit more coconut than he liked but it didnt stop him from licking his plate clean. The crust is crispy, filling is creamy, and the bananas add great texture and flavor to the pie. I used 3 bananas and for a more coconut flavor, I used full fat coconut milk to make my whipped cream topping. The best part of this pie, no baking! This pie is going great to be part of my repitore.

  4. Can this recipe be doubled and made in a 9×13 cake pan?

  5. I’m in Australia what is half and half please. Would love to try your Coconut Banana Pie.Thanks

    • Half and half is sold in North American grocery stores and contains half milk and half cream. A light cream (about 10-12% mf) should work fine in its place.

  6. I adore coconut and especially desserts with coconut! This looks like a must try!

  7. looks like a tasty & pretty easy dessert!

  8. Whoa, that coconut crust looks ahmazingggg. What a great idea to take this pie over the top!

  9. This cream pie looks so good! I would love a bite right now!

  10. You had me drooling looking at the photos. I’ll be baking this up for the family soon!

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