Banana cream pie is a dessert consisting of a pastry crust filled with layers of sliced bananas, vanilla custard or pudding, and whipped cream. It is often topped with additional whipped cream or banana slices.

The exact origin of banana cream pie is unclear, but it is believed to have originated in the United States during the late 19th or early 20th century. It may have been inspired by other cream pies, such as coconut cream pie or chocolate cream pie.


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