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Easy Banana Cream Pie with Pineapple Gelatin

This is one of our gelatin recipes which uses both gelatin and instant pudding for a layered result. The first layer is pineapple gelatin with sliced bananas. On top of this layer is vanilla pudding. The pie is finished off with a delicious whipped cream layer and slices of banana. Banana goes brown when it is exposed to the air for a long time, so do not slice the bananas until you are ready to use them.

This is an easy banana cream recipe and the results are great. Homemade pies are always great and this recipe for banana cream pie is easy enough for anyone to make. You can use a readymade pie crust so you just need to make the layers. Feel free to use a different flavor of gelatin for the bottom layer. Something light colored looks nice with the banana or you might want to use strawberry-banana pudding or another berry flavor, since berries taste great with banana.

This delicious banana cream pie goes nicely after any kind of dinner. It also makes a delicious snack in the afternoon. For a treat, you can put a layer of hot fudge ice cream syrup between the gelatin layer and the crust. This also stops the crust from going soggy if you are not going to eat all the pie on the day you make it.

Banana Cream Pie and Pineapple
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 8
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  • 1 readymade 9 inch graham cracker crust
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 box vanilla pudding (not instant)
  • 3 oz package pineapple gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  1. Dissolve the pineapple gelatin powder in the boiling water, and then stir in the cold water.
  2. Slice 2 of the bananas and add them to the thickened gelatin.
  3. Pour the banana gelatin mixture into the pie crust and refrigerate it for an hour or until it sets.
  4. Make up the vanilla pudding with the milk, as instructed on the box.
  5. Let it cool for half an hour, stirring it a couple of times.
  6. Top the set gelatin layer with the vanilla pudding and chill it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  7. Spread the whipped cream over the top.
  8. Slice the remaining banana and decorate the top of the gelatin pie with banana slices. Cover and refrigerate any leftover pie.

Photo Description:

This gelatin recipe looks a bit like lemon meringue pie, but a layer of pineapple gelatin and then a layer of vanilla pudding is used instead of the lemon filling and whipped cream is used to top this pie instead of meringue. This recipe is made with vanilla pudding, not vanilla instant pudding, so it takes a little longer. Also, the gelatin layer has to set first. If you like bananas, you will love this delicious recipe for banana cream pie. Kids usually love banana desserts, so why not make this dessert today – the whole family is sure to want second helpings.

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