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This creamy, fluffy, delicious Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie is probably one of our absolute most favorite pie recipes ever.

A dulce de leche banana cream pie in a graham cracker crust. the pie is topped with whipped cream and drizzled with dulce de leche.

EVER. It’s seriously incredible. The graham cracker crust is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to America but then pour in dulce de leche, fresh bananas, and the creamiest, dreamiest pudding mixture and you are seriously in for an amazing treat. It totally can hold it’s own next to a classic apple pie, or a no bake pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner.


Crushed graham cracker crumbs and melted butter being stirred together in a bowl.

A pie dish with graham cracker crust being pressed into it with a measuring cup.


A slice of dulce de leche banana cream pie. The pie has a graham cracker crust and is a golden yellow color. There is a dollop of whipped cream on top and dulce de leche is being drizzled over the top of the whipped cream.

What is Dulce De Leche?

Dulce De Leche is a traditional Argentinian dessert made by caramelizing sugar in milk.

Dulce de leche(pronounced “DOOL say day LAY chay”) is a Spanish term for a thick caramel sauce popular in Latin America.


What Does Dulce De Leche Taste Like?

I would say that it’s fairly similar to caramel, but it is a taste to it’s own…Very Tasty

It’s in between caramel & butterscotch. It’s very sweet too.


A slice of dulce de leche banana cream pie in a graham cracker crust. there is whipped cream on top and dulce de leche is drizzled over the top of the slice of pie. A fork rests on the plate next to the pie.



This pie is not as difficult as other pies too. No cooking necessary, other than the pie crust.

Ingredients for dulce de leche banana cream pie. There are containers of dulce de leche, pudding, milk, cream, sugar, cream cheese and bananas.


The only thing that is truly important to remember is to follow the pudding section instructions carefully. Don’t skip mixing the milk and pudding separate as it wont set up right otherwise.

A mixing bowl with banana pudding. The pudding is being whisked together.

Cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk being mixed together in a mixing bowl.

A mixing bowl of pudding and cream cheese. The mixture is being whisked together to a creamy yellow consistency.

Whipped cream on top of the pudding mixture, the cream is being whisked into the mixture.

The fluffy, creamy, light yellow filling for dulce de leche banana cream pie. It is in a mixing bowl and a spoon is in the bowl.

I prefer to bake my own graham cracker crust, but you can totally buy one if you prefer.

Graham crackers and containers of sugar, and melted butter.

A graham cracker crust with sliced bananas covering the bottom of the crust.

This is a pretty fabulous step in the pie making, spread almost an entire can of dulce over the top of the bananas. If you can’t find a can of dulce de leche in the baking or hispanic section of your store just make your own by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk. You can google tutorials. Reserve just a little as a decorative topping.

A graham cracker crust in a pie dish. There are sliced bananas in the bottom of the crust and dulce de leche is being spread over the top of the bananas.

A graham cracker crust filled with dulce de leche and banana cream filling that has been added, but not yet spread all over the dulce de leche.

This pie is rich, but amazing. I absolutely loooooved it. I think it would be good served as bars too. I can picture it now… mmmmmmm.

A dulce de leche banana cream pie in a graham cracker crust. The filling is light yellow and the crust is a deep graham cracker brown.


A slice of dulce de leche banana cream pie on a white dessert plate. One bite has been taken from the end of the slice. The pie has a dollop of whipped cream on top and then is drizzled with dulce de leche.


So, you fill your pie crust with bananas, top with dulce de leche and then top it with “Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding” from Paula Deen. Oh my. It’s wonderful. There’s truly nothing else I can say. Just, go make it, tomorrow.

How Do You Store Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie?

Freshly made Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie will keep for about 3 to 4 days in the fridge; refrigerate covered loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

But, let’s be honest. This pie is so good, there will not be any left over to store!



A dulce de leche banana cream pie with whipped cream and sliced bananas on top. The whole pie is drizzled with dulce de leche and a slice has been cut from the pie.

Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie

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A slice of dulce de leche banana cream pie. The pie has a graham cracker crust and is a golden yellow color. There is a dollop of whipped cream on top and dulce de leche is being drizzled over the top of the whipped cream.

Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie

4.37 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
This creamy, fluffy, delicious Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie is probably one of our absolute most favorite pie recipes ever.


Graham Cracker Pie Crust

  • 1 1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter melted

For the Filling

  • 2 Bananas sliced
  • 1 Can Dulce De Leche
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Box French Vanilla Instant Pudding 3.4 oz
  • 4 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/2 Can Sweetened Condensed milk 14 oz
  • 1/2 Container Cool Whip 6 oz, defrosted or 1 1/2 cups fresh whipped cream with a little powdered sugar beaten until soft peaks form.


  • Combine all ingredients for the crust in a bowl.
  • Press into a 9" pie dish and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pudding and milk and set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth, and then add the sweetened condensed milk and beat again until smooth.
  • Add the pudding into the cream cheese mixture and stir until evenly combined.
  • Add 1/3 of the cool whip to the bowl, and gently fold it into everything.
  • Add the remaining cool whip and fold until completely combined. Adding a little at a time is keeping it lighter vs just whipping it all together.
  • Layer the sliced bananas on the bottom of the pie crust and pour the dulce de leche all over it. You most likely will only use 3/4 of the can. That's fine.
  • Add the filling on top and chill for at least a few minutes before serving


Store pie in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This creamy, fluffy, delicious Dulce De Leche Banana Cream Pie is probably one of our absolute most favorite pie recipes ever.

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  • Please, need your help. I don’t see instructions for the graham cracker pie crust. Is the crust cooked. Thanks.

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    • Thank you Diana! I don’t know how those instructions disappeared on me! I’ve added them back in to the recipe card. Basically, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and then press it into a pie dish. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes and then let it cool completely before adding the filling.

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  • Can it be frozen? I accidentally made twice the filling 🤦🏽‍♀️

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    • Unfortunately this won’t freeze well. It will get runny as it thaws. I would make a second pie or use the filling to make a trifle or some other yummy dessert!

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  • This was one of the easiest pies I’ve ever made it and it was absolutely insane. As in absolute deliciousness. I usually stick with the classics but this may be my new favorite pie! Knowing it’s at home waiting for me gets me through the day. Thanks for sharing!

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    • It gets me through the day sometimes too! Thank you so much for the feedback!

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  • This banana pie looks so delicious. I haven’t eaten it since ages and I’m already drooling 😀

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    • You’re going to love it!!

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  • I have never had the dulce de Leche before. I’m guessing from the word ‘leche’ it is some kind of a dairy product. Where would I find it in the grocery store? Do you think I could make this into a coconut cream pie version without the bananas? Thank you for your help.

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    • I’m sure you could! It’s like a caramel sauce. We find it in the international aisle with the Mexican food, but you can boil sweetened condensed milk as well into caramel.

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  • This looks amazing!

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    • Thank you!

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  • My goodness, this looks delish and mouth watering!

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  • This looks yummy! 

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  • I’ve made this pie twice now with the second time probably being the best. I didn’t really change the recipe but modified the steps a little.
    1.) I made my own whipped cream simply because I forgot to grab some from the store and had some heavy cream on hand
    2.) I warmed the dulce slightly to help spread it, but instead of pouring over the bananas I poured it into the crust and then spread it over crust walls as well.
    3.) Lastly, I reheated the remaining dulce and mixed it with just a little heavy cream and filled a squeeze bottle and made swirls over the top. The cream just thinned it out and made it easier to use.

    This really is a great recipe!

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    • Oh I forgot, once the dulce was spread I lined it with bananas, filled it with maybe half the mixture, then put another layer of bananas on that and then covered with the remaining. I WANTED BANANAS! LOL!

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      • That is my kind of pie!! I love the double layers! I’m totally doing that next time, so thank you for the idea!

  • Hi,
    This looks amazing. So here are my questions. Can I use banana pudding instead of vanilla? And if using fresh whip cream would I use 6 ozs of heavy whipping cream to start?
    Thanks so much

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    • Hi Lisa,
      You definitely can use banana. We have when I’ve forgotten to buy the vanilla. You would need about 1 cup cream to make the whipped cream, then measure out about 1 1/2 cups to use. Just make sure you add a little powdered sugar to the cream to sweeten it up.

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      • Fabulous pie! This will be on my Thanksgiving menu!

      • Yesssss! You’re going to love it!

  • Hi! I just find this recipe and I’m so exited to try it today! just when I get home!
    The only problem is that I live in another country and I don’t have access to cool whip… Do you have any idea how can I replace it? maybe whpped cream? meringe?
    Let me know your thoughts please!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Hi Pamela, You absolutely can just whip fresh cream and use that. Hope you enjoy it!

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  • I made this but instead of using the vanilla instant pudding, I used the cheesecake pudding, wonderful.

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  • Hey there..quick question. ..I just made banana dulce de leche pie..I misread the amount of cool whip..I put I fold the whole jar..would it be oh ok..I put it in the freezer. .to set..

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    • It will just be extra fluffy, however I would not freeze it as it will cause the ingredients to run as they defrost

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  • How much cream cheese is needed? I’m assuming it’s the blanked out ingrident under dulce de leche?

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    • The blank space was just an error, there wasn’t an ingredient there. The neufchatel cheese is cream cheese so just 4 ounces

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  • Oh how I wish I hadn’t found this recipe… I made this today and am inhaling it as I write. It’s beyond delicious and I cannot trust myself to not make it every week!

    I used a store bought crust and decided to turn it out into a 9×13″ Pyrex baking dish when it looked like it wouldn’t fit in the tin. I broke the crust into large pieces, threw in the banana slices, dulce de leche and the pudding/whipped cream mixture. Oh my!!!

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    • Oh man, and now I craving the darn stuff!!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It is our favorite part about writing this site and truly has made my day!

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  • This looks absolutely amazing.

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    • Thanks Shaina!!

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  • I made this pie for the first time yesterday. It got rave reviews! It’s so easy to make!

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  • Thank you sooooo much for this recipe!! I was looking for something different to make for Thanksgiving and sounds like just the thing!! Will still have all the traditional desserts this will just be a fabulous addition!, can’t wait to make it but think I will have to make a sample way before then like maybe tomorrow!! I believe I will have to plan on making more than one too!! Thanks again!!! Nobly thing, how do you make your crust?? Just the usual recipe or something different??

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  • This looks AMAZING!! We will for sure be making it. I LOVE the idea of making it into bars. I may have to do that.

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  • How do you keep the bananas from turning brown? Shouldn’t they have been glazed or dipped?

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    • Hi Elena, the dulce de leche really helps with that , and the ones on top I add right as we serve it.

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    • Cyndi, that’s so kind of you! Thanks!

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  • This sounds divine! Love the idea of the bars.

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  • oh yes please, wow – what a super good filling.

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