There are a lot of holidays and special days that I am finding out that I have been missing out on during the last 30 years. Today is one of those days! Did you know that March 2nd is Banana Cream Pie Day?! I sure didn't, but all of us do love a good Banana Cream Pie, so I am all for adding this holiday to our calendar! *wink* Here's a few other fun little facts that I didn't know...
~ Banana's have been popular in North America since 1880...so they've been around for a while are definitely one of the most popular fruits...in fact, I'm not sure if I've ever met anyone who didn't enjoy bananas!
~ The first recipe for Banana Cream Pie appeared in 1901 and came out of Chicago, IL.
~ Retro desserts are getting more popular all the time. :)
It also turns out that Gay Lea wants to help us celebrate Banana Cream Pie Day this year (and in years to come) so they've come up with a new twist on this classic pie...let's find out what it is! In order to help celebrate national Banana Cream Pie Day, Gay Lea has added their new Coconut Whipped Cream to the pie to make the ultimate Chocolate Coconut Banana Cream Pie recipe. Mmmmm...just reading that makes me hungry, and here's the best part - they are going to share this scrumptious sounding recipe with ALL of us! So get out your pie plate and your ingredients and supplies and let's get baking!