Make a Banana Split Pie for Your Summer Gathering

by Courtney WhitmoreJuly 29, 2014

Put a spin on one of summer’s favorite desserts – banana split! I love this recipe because it’s (a) easy (b) delicious and (c) so cute! Any excuse to add sprinkles to a dessert is a must in my book. This banana split pie dessert recipe is also very customizable to your family’s favorite flavors. Bring it to a picnic or your next summer party, and you’ll hear rave reviews!

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I decided to take all my favorite parts of a banana split and create a pie recipe. I love strawberry topping (I opted for fresh strawberries), hot fudge sauce, ice cream, sliced bananas, and of course – a cherry on top!

To customize this recipe, swap out the vanilla ice cream for your favorite flavor or add in an extra layer of strawberry or chocolate ice cream for a double-decker banana split pie! No matter what flavors you use, it’s sure to be a summer hit!

INGREDIENTS

1 refrigerated (or prepared) pie crust
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup hot fudge sauce
2 bananas, thinly sliced
1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
1 container whipped topping, refrigerated
Maraschino cherry + sprinkles – for garnish!

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DIRECTIONS

Prepare pie crust according to instructions, in your pie pan.

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Once pie crust is fully cooled, layer on hot fudge sauce. Use a spoon to spread it around until bottom of pie crust is fully covered.

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Spread on vanilla ice cream and layer on bananas and strawberries.

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Top with whipped topping.

Garnish with cherries, sprinkles, and extra sliced fruit!

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Tip: Freeze pie for at least 4 hours before serving so it is easier to slice.

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About The Author
Courtney Whitmore
Courtney Whitmore is a published cookbook author, entertaining and food stylist, and blogger at Pizzazzerie.com where she shares the art of presenting classic foods with a modern twist and setting a tablescape with lots of pizzazz. She attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications + masters in Organizational Leadership. Her expertise has been seen in Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV.com, Ladies Home Journal, AOL’s DIY Life, Access Hollywood, and MarthaStewart.com.
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