National Coconut Cream Pie Day

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Hey there, coconut cream pie enthusiasts! Get ready to indulge in a day filled with creamy, coconutty goodness. National Coconut Cream Pie Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself and your taste buds to an irresistible dessert that will have you coming back for seconds. So grab your forks and let's dig in!

When is Coconut Cream Pie Day?

It's national coconut cream pie day on the 8th May.

The Internet History of National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Believe it or not, the origins of National Coconut Cream Pie Day can be traced back to the delicious wonders of the internet. It all started when a group of coconut cream pie lovers decided that this heavenly dessert deserved a special day of celebration. They gathered in an online forum and spread the word, creating a buzz that gained momentum year after year.

In 2015, the internet exploded with a whopping 1321 mentions of National Coconut Cream Pie Day, making it the most talked-about food holiday of the year. Food bloggers, recipe websites, and social media feeds were flooded with mouthwatering pictures and tantalizing descriptions of this delectable pie.

On 08 May 2015, the internet reached peak coconut cream pie fever, with enthusiasts from all corners of the web sharing their favorite recipes, tips, and tricks for creating the perfect coconut cream pie. It was a virtual feeding frenzy that left everyone craving a slice (or two) of this heavenly dessert.

History behind the term 'Coconut Cream Pie'


The Origin of Coconuts

Coconuts are believed to have originated in the warm tropical climates of the Pacific. They were first documented by European explorers during the early 16th century, who encountered these large, round fruits while sailing across the Indian Ocean.


The Birth of Coconut Cream Pie

The first recorded mention of coconut cream pie dates back to 1879. This delectable dessert made its debut in a cookbook published by Maria Parloa, an American author and teacher. Her recipe featured a rich and creamy filling made from coconut milk, eggs, sugar, and a touch of vanilla, all baked in a flaky pastry crust.


Coconut Cream Pie's Popularity Soars

In the late 1920s, coconut cream pie gained significant popularity in the United States. Its creamy texture, tropical flavor, and delightful aroma captivated dessert enthusiasts. The pie was considered a symbol of indulgence and exoticism at a time when people sought escapism during the Great Depression.


Coconut Cream Pie Goes Hollywood

The year 1948 marked a milestone for coconut cream pie as it made its way to the silver screen. The film 'Romance on the High Seas' featured a memorable scene where actor Jack Carson orders a slice of coconut cream pie on a cruise ship. This showcased the pie's allure and added to its growing fame.


Coconut Cream Pie Becomes an American Classic

During the 1970s, coconut cream pie solidified its status as a beloved American classic. It became a regular dessert option in diners, bakeries, and home kitchens across the country. The pie's tropical flavors and nostalgic charm resonated with a diverse range of people, making it a staple on many dessert menus.


The World's Largest Coconut Cream Pie

In 2005, a team of bakers in Moab, Utah, created the world's largest coconut cream pie. This gargantuan dessert weighed a whopping 3,102 pounds (1,407 kg) and measured 12 feet (3.65 meters) in diameter. The colossal pie was an impressive feat of culinary craftsmanship and served as a testament to the enduring popularity of coconut cream pie.

Did you know?

Did you know that coconut cream pie is also known as "paradise in a pie tin"? With its velvety smooth texture, rich coconut flavor, and a flaky crust to die for, it's no wonder this pie has earned such an enchanting nickname.


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