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Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

This Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie recipe has it all! A no bake banana cheesecake filling is layered with thick dulce de leche and banana slices on a homemade graham cracker crust.

If you love dulce de leche, be sure to try our easy Alfajores Cookies. Readers love our easy key lime pie bars for a delicious after dinner dessert.

This Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie recipe has it all! Graham Cracker crust topped with dulce de leche and bananas with a no bake banana cheesecake filling!

Why This Pie is Best

I love adding dulce de leche to desserts. If you’re not familiar with this Mexican confection, it’s a milk-based caramel that’s thick and spreadable, like jam.

This Banana Cream Pie with dulce de leche tastes AMAZING. It’s made with simple ingredients and takes just a few minutes to assemble.

  • It’s a banana cream pie and cheesecake in one.
  • Dulce de Leche pairs perfectly with the flavor of fresh bananas and cool, creamy cheesecake.
  • It has a homemade crust sturdy enough to hold up to all those layers!
  • A no-bake dessert you can make any time of year.
This Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie recipe has it all! Graham Cracker crust topped with dulce de leche and bananas with a no bake banana cheesecake filling!

Ingredient Notes

  • Graham cracker crust – Make your own graham cracker crust from scratch or pick up a store bought crust.
  • French vanilla pudding – We used use instant pudding mix and milk. Regular vanilla pudding mix works well if you can’t find French vanilla.
  • Cool Whip – Folded into pudding to make the pie filling light and fluffy. You can use homemade stabilized whipped cream instead if you prefer!
  • Sweetened condensed milk – Beaten with cream cheese to sweeten the cheesecake layer.
  • Banana slices – For the bottom layer and arranging on the the edges of the finished pie.
  • Dulce de Leche – To spread over the first banana layer. You can find it in cans in the baking aisle near the sweeten condensed milk or in the International section of your grocery store.
This Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie recipe has it all! Graham Cracker crust topped with dulce de leche and bananas with a no bake banana cheesecake filling!

Tips and Trick

  • After assembling the pie, place it in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours! I like to cover it and let it chill over night to give it plenty of time to set.
  • You will have about half a cup of Cool Whip leftover after assembling the banana cream pie. Save it for decorating the finished pie!
  • Before serving, add the Cool Whip to a piping bag and pipe it all around the edges of the pie. Then arrange the remaining banana slices between each dollop of cool whip.
This Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie recipe has it all! Graham Cracker crust topped with dulce de leche and bananas with a no bake banana cheesecake filling!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use store bought crust instead?

Yes, you can, but I found it did not hold up as well to the mile high filling! Store bought crusts tend to be thinner than my homemade versions and crumbled more easily under the weight of the pie filling.

How do I store Banana Cream Pie?

Store the Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie covered in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 5 days.

How can I keep the banana slices on top from turning brown?

Since fresh bananas oxidize quickly (turning brown), I suggest adding them to the pie right before you serve it.

Can I make this without bananas?

You sure can. It would be delicious as a Dulce de Leche Vanilla Cream Pie too!

This Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie recipe has it all! Graham Cracker crust topped with dulce de leche and bananas with a no bake banana cheesecake filling!

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Yield: 8 servings

Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

This Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie recipe has it all! Graham Cracker crust topped with dulce de leche and bananas with a no bake banana cheesecake filling!

Ingredients

  • 1 box (3.4 ounce) French Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 7 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (only use half a can)
  • 2 cups Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream), divided
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 prepared graham cracker pie crust (see note below)
  • 1 can (15 ounce) dulce de leche

Instructions

  1. Prepare graham cracker crust (as noted below) or use a store bought crust.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the cream cheese with sweetened condensed milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in the pudding mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Fold in 1 ½ cups Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream). Set aside.
  5. In the bottom of your pie crust, lay your sliced bananas. Top with dulce de leche, spreading until smooth. Pour your filling over the top.
  6. Refrigerate pie for two hours.
  7. When ready to serve, pipe the remaining cool whip or whipped cream onto the pie. Add freshly sliced bananas (optional). SERVE and enjoy!

Notes

  • For the graham cracker crust: Combine 1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs with ¼ cup sugar and ⅓ cup melted butter. Mix with a fork and press into bottom of pie plate.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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This Banana Cream Pie is now one of my favorite dulce de leche desserts. I hope you love it just as much as we did!

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Posted on March 22, 2017

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’ve been looking for a dulce de leche cream pie recipe, but I’ll be back one seem to have the banana layer. Would it be okay to do this recipe without the banana layer?

  2. This pie rose to the top of my family’s favorites after one try. It is relatively easy. I had 2 cans of dulce de leche that I needed to use. I will definitely be using the 2nd one to make this pie again in a few weeks or so. I made the dulce by boiling condensed milk which is cheaper and easier for me. (Said to explode so use caution)

    I did make 1 change to the recipe. I don’t know if it is regional, but I have never understood why banana pudding is often made with bananas in vanilla pudding. I love Jell-o brand banana cream pudding so I used that instead of vanilla. Using only 1 cup of milk is genius since it allows the pudding to help the pie to set perfectly.

    The fact that it uses 1/2 of the sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and Cool Whip means I have the second half ready for a second pie a few weeks later. Given how much we love it, that is very convenient!

    I was to lazy to decorate mine – esp as I knew I would have leftovers that would turn brown. This pie comes out of the pan perfectly – right from the 1st slice. Simply amazing! Thanks so much for a fabulous recipe.

  3. Just made this for a family gathering! It was a huge hit! It was a breeze to put together and

    was
    so rich and creamy. I would highly recommend making homemade crust ,using extra creamy cool whip and dipping bananas in fruit juice/sprite to prevent browning. A little banana flavoring could maybe be added to filling for more banana flavor. Delicious! So happy to have another recipe to use dulce de leche. if you have never tried you are really missing out!

    1. For the whipped cream? You can use homemade, or Cool Whip (thawed). I’ve never used a boxed cool whip

  4. Oh my! I love anything banana!! Throw in the dulce de leche and I’m a gonner. This is simple enough to prep which is perfect for my laziness today, lol. Thanks for the share 😉

  5. Fantastic! What a great combination of flavors and textures. Wish we lived closer. I might beg for a slice!

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