The 27th of November is Bavarian Cream Pie Day.
Bavarian cream (aka crème bavaroise) is a solid cream filling that is stiffened by the use of gelatin as an ingredient. It is used in many different desserts. Owing to its stiffness, it can easily be used in pies because it holds its shape well in pie slices.
Often served chilled, this type of pie makes for a refreshing dessert in summer.
Some people call it a “no bake dessert” but even though the Bavarian cream filling doesn’t require any baking, the pie shell it is poured into has to be baked first, so technically, it’s a partially-baked dessert. Though you could always cheat and buy a pre-baked pie shell!
What is your favourite flavour of Bavarian cream? Vanilla, chocolate, coconut, peppermint, banana, strawberry?
You can get doughnuts with Bavarian cream filings in them, too.
The earliest print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Bavarian Cream Pie Day dates from 2004 in Michigan:
“Today is… National Bavarian Cream Pie Day.” — Classifieds page. Port Huron, Michigan: The Times Herald. Saturday, 27 November 2004. Page 1D, col. 1.
Bloem, Adéle. National Bavarian Cream Pie Day. Roodepoort, South Africa: The Roodepoort Record. 27 November 2017. Accessed October 2021 at https://roodepoortrecord.co.za/2017/11/27/national-bavarian-cream-pie-day/
Heyn, Beth. National Bavarian Cream Pie Day 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. New York, NY: Heavy. 27 November 2017. Accessed October 2021 at https://heavy.com/news/2017/11/bavarian-cream-pie-day-facts-deals-recipes/
National Bavarian cream pie day. CNN. 27 November 2012. Accessed April 2020 at https://cnneatocracy.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/national-bavarian-cream-pie-day/