Fresh homemade banana curd is one of the best desserts a banana lover can try! Only takes minutes to make and can be served with so many things. No need to turn on the oven when your bananas go brown, just make this easy peasy banana curd! Love no bake treats? Try my Piggy Pie Dessert or Blueberry Lemon Heaven Dessert!


Fresh Homemade Banana Curd

Homemade Banana Curd

So what is banana curd exactly? It is a smooth, utterly decadent and seriously amazing banana puree. Think the best banana pudding you have ever had. Or wanted to have.

I made everyone in my family try it as soon as possible and it was unanimous…this banana curd pudding is perfection. The best part? It’s EASY to make!

Fresh Homemade Banana Curd

How to Make Banana Curd

Start with your ingredients:

  • eggs
  • butter
  • lemon juice
  • sugar
  • bananas

Simply add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Now add the banana puree to a saucepan over medium heat and stir until it thickens, anywhere from 5-10 minutes. I prefer to serve it chilled, but if you are making this for pancakes or waffles it can easily be served warm!

Fresh Homemade Banana Curd

How Do You Serve Banana Curd?

I like to top mine with a dollop of whipped cream and a freshly sliced banana. I sliced and added the banana slice right before serving so that it wouldn’t get brown.

It’s also great with oatmeal, on waffles, French toast, with cupcakes and cake!

Tips for success:

You do not need a blender or food processor to make this, but it helps the pudding (curd) achieve a really smooth consistency.

Do not walk away from the banana curd while it is cooking! You could scald the bottom and have burnt curd. Crud. 😉

Adding a bit of whipped cream to the top is a great way to make this a “fancy” dessert, worthy of any elegant get-together! I personally like it after a grilled burger and skillet nachos, but that’s just me.

Fresh Homemade Banana Curd

You can also put it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. But that’s just silly because the second you make it you will want to EAT IT ALL. Well, I did anyway.

If you enjoy bananas, have ever enjoyed banana pudding, or even are just open to trying new things; I cannot recommend this recipe enough!!

Fresh Homemade Banana Curd
4.50 from 10 votes

Fresh Banana Curd

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Fresh homemade banana curd is one of the best desserts a banana lover can try!


  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas


  • In a blender or food processor, add eggs, butter, lemon juice, sugar and then bananas (in that order).
  • Turn blender on high and blend until fully combined and silky smooth.
  • If using food processor, start on low and then switch to high to achieve an extremely smooth consistency.
  • Pour all ingredients into a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly for about 5-10 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats the back of your spoon.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. (Can refrigerate for 2-3 hours to expedite)
  • Serve cool.
  • Can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for 2 weeks. Makes about 4 cups.

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Reader Comments

  1. I want this sandwiched between cake and drizzled with dulce de leche and whipped cream!

  2. This may sound ridiculous…but I was making this delightful substance in hopes of elevating my husband’s favorite banana poke cake, and I needed a midnight snack. I have always had a soft spot for my grandmothers peanut butter, banana, and mayo sandwiches(mayo was almost nonexistent, just a subtle tang) and I thought of that and instead made a sandwich with a paper thin layer of mayo, peanut butter and the banana curd. banana cake forgotten.
    But seriously, this stuff is amazing! Now I won’t cringe when he asks me to bring the banana dream cake to cook-outs!
    Thank you!!

  3. OMGosh!
    I have had to exit the kitchen and barricade myself in the bedroom and exercise HUGE amounts of self control – or the whole pot will be gone before it is even cold 🙂

  4. Hie dear. I did this curd last night. But how come mine didnt turn out as yellow as yours? Your curd colour is so pretty. Mine is more to brownish

  5. I made this and it’s amazing!! A little too sweet for my taste so I will cut the sugar a little bit next time! Using it for a filling for a chocolate peanut butter swirl cake????????

  6. I’m using the banana curd is a filling for a fondant covered cake with swiss buttercream frosting. how long can I leave the cake out of the refrigerator?

  7. I am a crazy banana lover and I cant wait to make this curd!! Do you think it would be nice as filling for banana tart? And if yes, do you think I could bake it in the tart without having to cook it separately in a pan?

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