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Aug 252012

Banana Split Pie

Today is “National Banana Split Day” and as everyone know how to make a banana split, here’s a no-bake pie recipe with all the flavor of that fabulous dessert! Upon a little googling, as I wanted to know when and how the banana split came about, I found there was no exact answer, but David Strickler ended up getting the credit. A pharmacist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania created the concoction back in 1904 after the ladies requested something from the soda fountain made with bananas and so was born, the Banana Split!

Latrobe, Pa. back in 1899!

Banana Split Pie
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup 10X powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teas vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker pie shell
  • Sliced strawberries, crushed pineapple, whipped cream and cherries for garnish.
  1. Place sliced bananas in lemon juice to keep from turning brown.
  2. Cream butter and powdered sugar; add one egg at a time and beat for 3 minutes after each addition.
  3. Add vanilla and blend well.
  4. Fold in the bananas, chocolate and nuts and mix just to combine.
  5. Pour mixture into the pie shell.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
  7. Garnish when ready to eat with the above toppings


Latrobe, Pennsylvania is also the birthplace of Arnold Palmer and he still lives there! Hope you enjoy the Banana Split Pie and don’t forget all those goody toppings with the cherry on top…………..

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