(WVUE) - Most people don't need a reason to indulge in pies, but on this day you have one extra reason to pick up one. March 2 is celebrated as National Banana Crème Pie day across the U.S.
Historians say people have been making pies filled with creme, pudding and custard for hundreds of years. Since arriving in the U.S. in the 1800s, banana recipes could be found in cookbooks across the country.
The traditional pie has a crust made with a graham crackers or pastry dough plus a layer of sliced bananas, a custard filling and topped with whipped cream or meringue.
According to Piecouncil.org, about $700 million in pies are sold in grocery stores every year. Another trivia note it says in the 19th century pies were a common breakfast food eaten before the start of a long day.
So whether you like it for breakfast, lunch or dinner enjoy this National Banana Crème Pie.