National Pots De Creme Day

National Pots de Creme Day is a holiday observed on August 27th every year, celebrating Pots de Creme—a French dessert that literally means “pots of custard or cream.” This dessert dates back to the 17th century in France and was originally made in small porcelain pots with lids. The loose custard is baked in a water bath at a low and slow temperature to ensure that the custard bakes evenly and doesn’t set up too much during cooking. It’s then served in its original ramekins and can be served plain or with toppings such as cream or fruit.

The History of National Pots de Creme Day

Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot find out who invented this holiday, nor can we uncover the complete history of this dish. All we know is that it was created sometime during the 17th century and that special porcelain cups were created to serve it. We do know that it originally started out as a pie, but as time passed, the crust was removed from the recipe. However, we don’t know who created it.

Observing National Pots de Creme Day

Since you probably won’t find this dessert at your local grocery store, you might want to make your own. Don’t worry; it’s not that difficult, and all you need are a few key ingredients such as eggs, egg yolks, milk, cream, and either vanilla or chocolate. When you finish making your Pots de Creme, be sure to take a picture of it and post it on social media using the hashtag #NationalPotsDeCremeDay. Now all that’s left to do is to share this delicious dessert with friends and family.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 27 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
August 27 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
August 27 Sunday
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