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National Banana Cream Pie Day (March 2)
Check out the weird holiday National Banana Cream Pie Day on March 2. Learn the history of banana cream pie & get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Banana Cream Pie Day
As a whole, pies date back to around 6,000 BC with the ancient Egyptians. These pies were free-form and filled with honey. Over time, people began filling these pies with meat or fruit.
In the 1600s, the pilgrims from Europe brought their favorite fruit pie recipes with them to America. Ingredients were short supply, so the European women began using round pans to make the pies go as far as possible.
The following century – the 1700s – saw pies being served with every meal in America. As the country expanded and grew, pies became regional.
It wasn’t until the 1900s that cream pies – pies filled with custard – began to be popular. In the 1950s, American soldiers stated that their favorite pie was banana cream.
The custard in cream pies is made with milk, flour cream, and eggs. It’s very similar to the cream ptisserie, which is the main part of most French tarts.
In England, banana cream pie is called Banoffee pie (a combination of bananas and toffee). This recipe is extremely rich, consisting of condensed milk and toffee. It is usually served with ice cream.
Ideas for National Banana Cream Pie Day
You can make your own pie with banana pudding mix, or you can try out any of these delicious recipes.
This Easy Banana Cream Pie is made with a graham cracker crust, instant pudding and fresh bananas in the middle and fluffy whipped cream on top! And for extra satisfaction it is sprinkled with chocolate pieces. It's a perfect tradition dessert recipe for National Banana Cream Pie Day!
This Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie includes layers of chocolate pastry cream, vanilla rum custard, bananas, and whipped cream in a buttery vanilla wafer crust. It'll be a new favorite for your family to enjoy on National Banana Cream Pie Day.
This amazingly easy recipe turns your favorite banana cream pie dessert into a healthy breakfast treat for you to enjoy on National Banana Cream Pie Day! Gluten free oats are combined with protein powder and plant-based milk, then layered with fresh banana and topped with a creamy white chocolate and Greek yogurt ganache.
These Banoffee Pie minis feature the superb combination of bananas and caramel with a bit of rum thrown in for fun. The base has sesame seeds for a little nutty kick. For sweet tooths only to enjoy on National Banana Cream Pie Day.
This Banana Pudding Cake combines all of the elements of the classic National Banana Cream Pie Day dessert. Vanilla cake, banana pudding, and vanilla wafers with vanilla buttercream and fresh whipped cream.
Banana Cream Pie! Macadamia-graham cracker crust filled with fresh bananas and rum pastry cream. Topped with whipped cream and candied macadamia nuts. A different and fun recipe to enjoy on National Banana Cream Pie Day.
Banana Cream Sweet Rolls are like a blend of sweet rolls, banana bread, and banana cream pie that are drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. They're a unique twist for you to try out on National Banana Cream Pie Day!
Banana cream pie rum pudding shots are an alternative to Jell-O shots on National Banana Cream Pie Day. They’re made with banana flavoured rum along with pre-made pie crust and instant vanilla pudding. So if you want to make creamy shots with rum, this is one recipe for adult dessert cocktail shots you will love.
Dairy-Free Banana Pudding is creamy and full of luscious sweet banana flavor. Skip the packaged pudding mixes on National Banana Cream Pie Day and make this delicious homemade Dairy-Free Banana Pudding from scratch. It’s so rich and creamy nobody will know it’s dairy-free!
Coconut banana cream pie… Literally the BEST of both worlds for National Banana Cream Pie Day – this pie has a toasted coconut crust, filled with fresh bananas and vanilla custard, topped with whipped cream and more toasted coconut.
Banoffee Pie is a classic English dessert that is the perfect National Banana Cream Pie Day treat to share with family and friends! It's made of 4 incredible layers: a buttery graham cracker crust, a toffee caramel, fresh bananas, and whipped cream to top it off.
Banana Cream Pie Cocktail is an adult dessert beverage that is like enjoying a piece of Banana Cream Pie in liquid form. The perfect adult beverage to enjoy in the evening of National Banana Cream Pie Day.
Just five simple ingredients are needed for this Banana Caramel Tart. It’s a sweet dessert, full of banana flavor. Perfect for National Banana Cream Pie Day, a summer pie, or a holiday table. Any way you want to make it and enjoy it is perfect!
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