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Grandma’s Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie

This post entitled “Grandma’s Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie” was originally posted on February 10, 2010 on Cooking for Seven. Because these lessons were such an important part of my life, I will be re-posting them here.

{Grandma’s Cooking School is my chronicles of the informal cooking lessons that my Grandma graciously decided to give us girls. Enjoy!}

Grandma's Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie
This summer, Grandma decided that it was time to give us girls some cooking lessons. We planned to begin this fall, but everything got a bit crazy. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we were able to take our first course: Banana Cream Pie!

Grandma's Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie

Grandma is such a patient, joyful teacher. She doesn’t have to do everything to make sure we do it right. She encourages us to be involved in every step.

Grandma's Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie

It seems she has magical hands. From years of experience, she knows little secrets to success. Like adding a little water to your pan before you pour in the milk to keep it from scalding.

Grandma's Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie

This pie is so delicious. I won’t lie and say it’s easy, because it isn’t – especially if you decide to make French Custard for the filling and meringue for the topping. But it is worth it.

Erica Cooking
By the way, I didn’t JUST take photos. I got involved, too! Here’s the proof.
I would give you the recipe, but I didn’t ask Grandma for permission to publish her secret recipes across the Internet. So I’ll leave you with this from her very old Betty Crocker cookbook.
**Next time on Grandma’s Cooking School: Chocolate Crepes!**
Full Recipe



Thursday 8th of December 2022

What is the meringue recipe?


Thursday 11th of July 2013

I remember this post from way back! Loved it! May I ask what font you use for your header? It is definitely fitting for your blog! :)


Wednesday 10th of July 2013

That looks delicious! Banana cream pie is a favorite :-) I cherish the memories of being in the kitchen with my grandma. Her specialties were oven-fried chicken, frosted walnut brownies, and lots of Scottish heritage recipes.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Monday 8th of July 2013

Grandma always knows best, and this pie looks fabulous! Get the recipe for Crepes next time! Can't wait!! xo