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Banana Cream Pie

Make a delicious homemade fluffy and crunchy banana cream pie that’s easy to make!

Serves 8 slices
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Inactive Time 2 hrs


  • 6 oz of Marías® cookies
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp of milk
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 Tbsp of milk caramel (cajeta)
  • 3.5 oz cream cheese
  • 3.5 oz condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp powdered gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon powder
  • ¾ cup egg whites
  • cup sugar
  • 1⁄8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Process the cookies, sugar, salt, melted butter and milk in a food processor just until crumbly, about 3 minutes. Divide crust mixture in half.
  2. Coat a 9-in cake pan with a light film of fat and line them with parchment circles; press the crust mixture envenly into de bottom of the pan.
  3. Peel and slice the bananas.
  4. Combine milk and gelatin powder and let sit for about 5 minutes to bloom; heat in a microwave in 20 minutes intervals until fully melted.
  5. Blend in a food processor or blender the cream cheese, condensed milk and melted gelatin until very smooth.
  6. Spread the cajeta and lay the sliced banana so that it completely line the bottom of the pie crust. Add the sliced banannas and pour over the cream on top and sprinkle chopped pecans. Refrigerate for about 2 hours to set.
  7. Place the egg whites, salt, cream of tartar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer speed fitted with a wire whip. Whip on medium speed until frothy.
  8. Increase the speed to high and gradually add the sugar while continuing to whip the egg whites. Whip until meringue will hold a peak that comes to a sharp point. Use meringue to decorate the banana cream pie.
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