National banana cream pie day
March 2nd, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

How appealing! March 2 is National Banana Cream Pie Day.

Look up "creamy" or "dreamy" in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of this pie perfection. (OK, not really, but it should!)

Banana cream pie combines the best of all things sweet. The one-crust pie is full of a rich custard or pudding, made by whipping cream, eggs, milk, a bit of flour, and in this case, bananas or banana flavoring into pastry cream-esque magic. This stems from a key feature of French cakes and tarts, the lovely crème pâtissière.

But don't forget the most important (and best part), which is sure to drive you bananas with joy: a lush, mile-high whipped cream topping. Sprinkle with toasted coconut or chocolate shavings for total bliss.

You don't want to be a banana pie buzzkill, so make your own cream pie to celebrate this joyous occasion. Each bite will leave you with a banana-shaped smile on your face.

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  1. Elvis

    Chocolate Nanner Cream Pie with Peanut Butter and Bacon Bits. I'll take two please.

    March 2, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  2. jellybean

    wow that sounds sooo good.

    March 2, 2012 at 9:45 am |
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