This Banana Cream Pie is made in a similar way to my Coconut Cream Pie and Lemon Pie, and consists of a crispy, buttery, flaky pastry crust filled with slices of sweet bananas and rich custard, then topped with fluffy clouds of coconut whipped cream and even more bananas. I start this homemade pie with a creamy, custardy homemade vanilla pudding flavored with vanilla bean paste. Banana Cream Pie is a classic dessert that's equally perfect for bringing potlucks, serving on special occasions, or for your holiday table. Top it with your favorite toppings like whipped cream or meringue. Best Banana Cream Pie in Los Angeles. This Banana Cream Pie is made extra special with sliced bananas layered between easy homemade pudding dotted with specks of vanilla. While I love to make pies from scratch with homemade pie crust and filling, it's also nice to have easier recipes in your back Instant banana pudding: Using the instant banana cream pudding mix is what makes this recipe so simple. A banana cream pie is made with either a standard pie crust, a crust consisting of crushed cookies and melted butter, or simply a layer of cookies lining a pie plate. The BEST EVER Banana Cream Pie with no pre-made mixes and still only a handful of ingredients. Since we use a store-bought crust and instant banana pudding, it can be made in a jiffy.