The 29th of November is Lemon Cream Pie Day.
If you’re both a pie lover, and a lemon lover, your ship has come in today.
Today you get to even have lemon cream pie for breakfast! Well, we just made that part up, but if no one is looking, hey, why not!
Lemon cream pie has just the right flavour to brighten a dull, grey November day in the northern hemisphere.
What kind of crust do you like your lemon cream pie in? A classic baked pastry crust, or, a graham cracker crumb crust?
Do you like meringue on top of yours? A lemon cream pie with meringue on top of it becomes a lemon meringue pie.
Some people people say they have nightmares of the times they tried to make a lemon cream pie for the first time, for a dinner party, and ended up serving a pie plate of lemon soup.
See also: Lemons, Bavarian Cream Pie Day, Boston Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pie Day, Strawberry Cream Pie Day
Activities for today
- Try making a lemon cream pie from scratch; or
- make one from a box mix — they turn out surprisingly good results;
- for a really quick cheat use a premade graham cracker crust, a box of lemon pudding mix, and a can of aerosol whipped cream;
- to reduce calories, try a recipe for a lemon cream pie made with Splenda — and you can go one better, even, by making it crustless (just spray the pie pan and coat it with a light layer of graham cracker crumbs);
- treat yourself to a slice of lemon cream pie at a café;
- grab a lemon cream pie from your local bakery or supermarket and bring into work to share with coworkers as a treat.
In a 2021 search of several newspaper archives, CooksInfo was unable to locate any print mention of a Lemon Cream Pie Day being observed, either past or present.
A Lemon Cream Pie Recipe For National Lemon Creme Pie Day. Rochester, Minnesota: KWWK Radio. 29 November 2016. Accessed October 2021 at http://quickcountry.com/a-lemon-cream-pie-recipe-for-national-lemon-creme-pie-day-photos/
Lehner, Dave. National Lemon Creme Pie Day. Minot, North Dakota: KCJB TV. 29 November 2017. Accessed October 2021 at
National lemon cream pie day. CNN. 29 November 2012. Accessed October 2021 at https://cnneatocracy.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/national-lemon-cream-pie-day/