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What is banana cream pie?

I've never had it! But I've had a request for it, and the only explicit direction I got was that it was to have a pastry pie crust, not a graham (or vanilla wafer) one (which I would have preferred) because hey, that's what he likes.

Beyond that, I've been scouting recipes, and it seems like some involve banana flavored puddingy stuff inside, and some involve vanilla flavor, with sliced bananas mixed in, and some involved whipped cream, some involve meringue (but it's not a banana meringue pie...) so all you connoisseurs out there... what's a banana cream pie to you?

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