Banana Pie With Almond Cream

Top view of a rectangular Banana Pie

Banana pie with almond cream is an unexpected combo that will make you rethink your over-ripped banana. The mashed bananas are sandwiched between a shortbread crust and sweet almond cream.

I love making this recipe because it is perfect for any season of the year so while I am waiting for the fruit to be ready to be picked up in the tree, I want to share this recipe with you.

Almond banana tart

Travel-Baking With Banana Pie

Do you have recipes that are special to you and your family?  There is the Linzer Torte that I would do every summer when I used to live in France.  I would pick up the figs in the tree in the morning and bake this tart in the afternoon.  Rarely there would be any leftover.

Since then, when I do this recipe… While it is baking in the oven, I can close my eye and travel back home.

There is also the spice cake or the French Basque chicken. I have so many ways to travel back to France through the smell in my kitchen and my taste buds.

How To Make A Banana Pie

Make your own crust from scratch, it is so easy and once you master it, you will not be able to go back!

Apple Tart: Shortbread pastry making for the apple tart

What is your recipe that your love cooking and it is from your Mom? I am sure you have one.

I highly recommend making my recipes using a scale but for your convenience I have also converted the recipe using this website.

Banana Pie With Almond Cream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: banana, Crust, homemade crust
Author: Mélanie


For the crust  

  • a little less than 1/2 cup butter softened (cut in cube packed) or 100g
  • 1 and 1/3 cup flour 200g
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg medium size

For the filling

  • 3 bananas
  • 3 eggs medium size
  • 1/2 cup almond powder 100g
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100g


For the crust  

  • Mix the butter, the flour and salt together until it is crumbly.
  • Add the egg and mix gently.
  • Form into a ball and set in the fridge for 20 minutes or so. 
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll the dough thinly but thick enough so it does not break and place it in the baking ring.

For the filling

  • In a plate, put the 3 peeled bananas and mashed them. Spread them on the crust.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the eggs, sugar and almond powder and then pour it on top of the bananas.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 385F.


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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane
    April 12, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Hi again, Melanie!
    You’re from the south of France! I stayed in Bordeaux for 1 year many years ago (it feels strange to say that!) when I was a student. I LOVE the sound of this banana tart. We have something similar in England called a Bakewell tart, but it really is a fantastic idea to add bananas. Pinning this for sure.
    P.S. J’adore tes photos!

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