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March 2 – National Banana Cream Pie Day

Posted on March 2, 2012

Five Food Finds about pie in America

  1. Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%)
  2. Until the early 1900’s Pie was considered a breakfast food.
  3. In England, Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it “a pagan form of pleasure”
  4. “Wet bottom” molasses pie, Shoo-fly pie, were not originally made to eat. They were used to attract flies from the kitchen. They would stick to the pies
  5. Early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffins”  Round pies were not common until the early 1800’s.
Daily Quote:
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis

Cobbler

Posted on April 13, 2010

Cobbler is a traditional dish in both the United States and the United Kingdom, although the meaning of the term is quite different in each country. In the United States, it is usually a dessert consisting of a fruit filling poured into a large baking dish over a batter that rises through when baking. The batter forms as a dumpling within the cobbler as well as a crust for the top. In the United Kingdom it is usually a savoury meat dish, typically a lamb casserole, which is covered with a savoury scone-like topping—each scone (or biscuit) forming a separable cobbler. Fruit-based versions are also increasingly popular in the United Kingdom—although they still retain the separate cobbler (or biscuit) topping of the meat version—and…

Banana Cream Pie

Posted on March 30, 2010

A cream pie is a type of pie filled with a rich custard or pudding that is made from milk, cream, flour, and eggs. It can come in many forms, including vanilla, lemon, lime, banana, coconut, and chocolate. A constant feature of all cream pies is the whipped cream topping. The custard filling is related to the French crème patissière which is a key component of various French cakes and tarts. As you might suspect, a Banana Cream Pie is a cream pie with banana in it. Cream pies are often associated with comedians who use them as a gimmick in their routines. When used for show business purposes, cream pies are generally mock-up pies made from shaving cream, which resembles the real thing.…

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