you're looking for something to do today then hold onto your sweet
tooth because it's National Lemon Cream Pie Day! Oh yeah, you're
going to be getting plenty of pie this week! So, let's get right
into celebrating National Lemon Cream Pie Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Haven't we already gone over this? Pie is one heck of an amazing
creation that many can't seem to get enough of. And a cream pie ups the
ante by combining creamy goodness with sugary sweetness. And that
combination of fat and sugar will not only make your taste buds do a
back flip but it will also probably get you addicted to the pie. And if
you love the flavor of lemon, then you're probably one of the millions
of people who celebrate this holiday every year. Why is it celebrated?
Because tons of people love the pie! Pies have been around since
9500 BC, and they were made of honey and ground grains at first; what
you'd call a galette. But it was the Greeks who were thought to have
first created the pie pastry, out of flour and water. They were
wrapping it around things like meat though; to seal in the juices and
make it easier to travel with. And even though there are still savory
pies to this day, eventually people started sweetening things up and
that's how we got the pies of today.
And if you didn't know, all
you need for a cream pie is a pudding or custard filling to pour inside
some type of crust. Your cream can be anything from heavy whipping
cream, whipped topping, cream cheese or even sour cream if you want.
And you have just as much freedom with the crust! It can be a regular
old pastry crust, graham cracker crust, cookie crust or anything else.
But don't forget to top your pie with some whipped cream! Now all
you need is a plate and a fork, huh?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you'd just do what any
smart CeleGREATER would do... head on over to a local restaurant! This
is a pretty common flavor, for a cream pie, so you'll have no problem
finding a place that serves lemon cream pie for dessert. All you have
to do is decide what meal you're going to eat before the pie. Or if
you're some kind of pie addict, you can go straight for the pie and
savor every bite. But you know, it doesn't matter how you make
this pie... it's going to be easy! You can buy a lemon cream pie
filling in a can, a crust that's made for you and then just pour in
that magical mixture. Sure, you'll have to wait a while for it to firm
back up, but it's one of the easiest pies you'll ever make. And if you
want to make the cream filling from scratch then that will only take a
few more minutes! Plus, you'll probably end up with fewer preservatives
in your pie. But why don't you have a little fun with today?
Search around and find a bunch of different lemon cream pies that each
uses a different type of cream. Then make each kind, sample each pie
and find out what your taste buds think of the recipes. Once you figure
out which cream actually makes for the best lemon cream pie, then you
can take it a step farther and try out different crusts. How do you
think a lemon cream pie made with cream cheese, in an Oreo cookie crust
with chocolate whipped topping on top would taste? Have a great
day and enjoy the sweetness!