Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Banana Split Pie

Today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! Yep, it's the big 5-0! But, it won't be official until 1:55pm, my actual birth time. Thank you, Thank you! I am a half century today.

When I make a birthday cake or dessert for myself or when asked what I would like for my birthday, my two favorite choices are Red Velvet Cake and Banana Split Pie. Because it's so hot at this time in July, the Banana Split Pie usually wins hands down! Here is the recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do!

1 stick butter, melted
1 box graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter, softened
2 eggs
2 cups confectioners' sugar
5 bananas, sliced
1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 (16 ounce) container Cool-Whip, thawed
1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, stemmed
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
Chocolate Syrup, optional

In a 9x13 glass or porcelain dish, combine 1 stick of melted butter and graham cracker crumbs. With a fork, incorporate the butter until the crumbs are coated. Firmly press into a crust in the bottom of the pan.

In a medium bowl, cream together the other stick of softened butter, eggs and confectioners' sugar; beat for 15 minutes. Spread evenly on the graham cracker crust. Layer banana slices evenly on top of butter/sugar mixture; layer pineapple on top of the bananas. Evenly spread the Cool-Whip and garnish with cherries and pecans. Drizzle optional chocolate syrup over the top. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Keeps well refrigerated for about a week.

Note: we prefer this without the chocolate syrup


  1. Happy Birthday, cher, and best wishes for a wonderful year ahead! Fifty is nifty and I've had more fun in my 50's than any other decade, except the 20's, of course! :) That cake is "to die for" and I can't wait to try it! Cheers!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday- this is a must make! I'll let you know how it goes! Jillian is going to be a HUGE fan!

  3. Can I use pasturized refrigerated egg product instead of raw egg?

  4. Happy Really Belated Birthday!! :-) Is it safe to use raw eggs not cooked? Looks amazing!!

    1. Hi, I know your question was over a year ago, but I just wanted to tell you that I have been eating this , cake is what I call it, for years. I'm 48 and the first time I had it, was for my 16th birthday. 2 of my 3 children choose this for their birthday cake as well. I have never gotten sick from this having raw eggs in it. Remember, athletes drink raw egg drinks all the time...

    2. I have been eating this cake since i was 8 years old and ima 39 now....my kids also eat this


  6. My aunt from Arkansas gave me this exact same recipe. Love it & have made it for years. Everyone in the family loves it, too.