Sunday, August 27, 2017

Banana Split Pie (No Bake) #SundaySupper

"This no bake banana split pie has a cookie crumb crust, a layer of vanilla cream and a chocolate layer laden with maraschino cherries and bananas. There's no ice cream in this, but it is frozen and tastes divine! Top it off with your favorite sundae toppings for a perfect Sunday supper! Or even better make it the last hurrah of summer!"

It just can't be that Labor Day is next week. My folly that I introduced to you last Mother's Day, is still not complete! OK-it is 90% finished and Manservant worked hard all summer, but I think he is too detail oriented. Yes, it has lots of bells and whistles but I thought I was just getting something basic! I plan on doing some painting this week and then I'll show you the almost final product. Even so, I'm still enjoying summer nights in it and can't wait to get a bit more settled before cooler weather sets in.

In the meantime he is off to Chile-for work-will be back for Labor Day and then I think off to Sweden. He has an old friend visiting next weekend, so summer will officially end with a bang! The end of summer always has me trying to squeeze in the summer foods I still haven't gotten to and hence the need for a banana split. After all one must have a banana split at least once during the summer-right? Forget Dairy Queen, (or Fairy Queen which is what Alex called it ever since he learned to talk...we thought it was so cute, we never corrected him) whose hot fudge sundaes I grew up on; I adore this pie. 

Give me a cookie crumb crust any day filled with a vanilla cream layer and then topped with a chocolate filled maraschino banana layer and then one must of course add whipped cream and hot fudge sauce and caramel sauce and don't forget more bananas and peanuts! Yes, I'll let you add strawberry sauce, but strawberries always gave me hives as a kid, so I stick with fudge! And if you are having a picnic watch out for unwanted guests!

In case you need ideas for Labor Day, the Sunday Supper group has come up with LOTS of ideas. And make sure to get in  zucchini, corn, peaches and tomatoes because they may not be around to much longer. On the other hand, banana split pie is good year round! Thanks so much to Em Beitel of Life Tastes Good for hosting this end of summer event!

Note: This recipe does contain raw eggs. If you are worried, make sure to buy pasteurized eggs.

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Yield: 1 9" Pie

Banana Split Pie (No Bake)

This no bake banana split pie has a cookie crumb crust, a layer of vanilla cream and a chocolate layer laden with maraschino cherries and bananas. There's no ice cream in this, but it is frozen and tastes divine!
prep time: 25 MINScook time: 5 hourtotal time: 5 hours and 25 mins


  • 1 c graham cracker or chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 c chopped peanuts, pecans, or walnuts
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 3 T sugar
Pie Filling
  • 1/2 c softened butter
  • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c chopped peanuts, pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 c chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 c heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 T cocoa
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • Hot Fudge Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, Bananas, Strawberries, Chopped Nuts (Optional)


  1. Combine crust ingredients and pat into pie pan. Chill while making filling.
  2. With a mixer or in a food processor, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Spread the mixture in the pie shell and place in freezer while making chocolate filling.
  3. Whip the cream and add cocoa and sugar halfway through and whip until stiff peaks form. Stir in the nuts and cherries. Puree bananas and fold those into the chocolate mixture. Fold together gently.Top vanilla mixture with the chocolate mixture and place in freezer for about 5 hours and up to 24.
  4. Serve with sundae toppings of your choice! Use a hot knife to slice or let sit for a few minutes before cutting.
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  1. When did I last time have a banana split? O too long to remember..I love your pie version..and the crust with extra nuts sounds utterly delicious.

  2. Wow - it sounds like your husband travels a lot. He must appreciate your home cooking, especially when it looks as good as this.

  3. I haven't forgotten about your Folly -- looking forward to seeing pictures of it. Tell Manservant none of this great looking pie until it's finished. :-) And speaking of pie, this looks wonderful -- very clever. Thanks!

  4. Woo hoo, Abbe! This sounds delicious and is perfect for the coming holiday! No bake, and lots of gooey good recipes. Ummmm, mmm!
    I remember those days with Bill traveling all the time on business. And I'm looking forward to seeing your folly! ☺ Have a fun week!

  5. I have yet to have a banana split this summer. Guess I need to remedy that and your pie looks even better than its namesake! I was always a hot fudge brownie delight girl, but I'd never refuse a slice of this pie!!

  6. A terrific way to end the summer season for sure! Projects ... they seem to never end. My kitchen renovation is still not complete. Minor details to finish but my tile guy has never come back :( Oh well - whatever. I know those Colorado nights are dreamy - enjoy the amazing weather!

  7. Oh my gosh, I can't remember the last time I had a banana split! Looks delicious, Abbe. I can't believe it's almost Labor Day either :(

  8. The kid in me loves this idea. Too bad he's too immature to share with the grownup in me! GREG

  9. Wow! I am so loving this stunning looking banana split pie. This pie sounds like a great way to enjoy banana.