National Lemon Cream Pie Day

Let’s talk about lemon cream pie. This dish is known by several different names, including iced lemon pie, lemon custard pie, and lemon crème pie, but no matter what it’s called, it’s undeniably delicious. A slice of this pie is a great way to end dinner, and it’s perfect for a midnight snack.

It’s a pie that has its own holiday as well, so you know it’s good. This holiday is known as National Lemon Cream Pie Day, and it encourages everyone to try out this dish. It’s a day that falls on November 29th every year—the perfect time of the year to enjoy this delicious pie.

The History of Lemon Cream Pie Day

Okay, let’s take a few moments to talk about when and where lemon cream pie was invented. Although a number of internet sites have attributed the creation of this holiday to Medieval England, the fact of the matter is that it wasn’t invented until the 18th century.

Sure, there were lemon desserts enjoyed during the Middle Ages, but none of them featured a baked meringue. This wouldn’t start to be done until the 1700s. In 1769, the recipe “Crème Meringue” was published in English, and it was based on a French recipe. That is the official beginning of lemon cream pie.

Putting our finger on the origins of Lemon Cream Pie Day proved to be a little bit trickier than pinning down the history of the lemon cream pie. All that we know is that this holiday was created sometime after 2012.

We’re not sure who invented it or where it originated. As is our usual response, we’ll continue to try to find the origins of this holiday, but at the moment, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to be able to find it anytime soon.

Fun Facts About Lemon Cream Pie & Lemons

Now that we’re openly talking about enjoying this lovely pie, we think that we should learn a little bit about it. That’s why we’ve gathered together the following fun facts about lemon cream pie. Check out the following facts while you’re enjoying Lemon Cream Pie Day.

  • Elizabeth Goodfellow is credited with the American version of lemon cream pie during the 19th century.
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Day falls on August 15th annually.
  • A lemon tree can produce anywhere from 500 to 600 pounds of lemons per year.

Observing Lemon Cream Pie Day

The only real way to enjoy this holiday is by serving up a slice, or two, of lemon cream pie. Serve it with a nice cold glass of milk, and you have instant satisfaction—trust us. We also encourage people to spread their favorite lemon cream pie recipes around the world using the hashtag #LemonCreamPieDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 29 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 29 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 29 Wednesday
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