Cream pie facts for kids
|Place of origin||United States|
|Main ingredients||Pie shell, milk, cream, flour, eggs|
A cream pie is a type of pie or cake filled with a rich custard or pudding that is made from milk, cream, flour, and eggs. It can come in many forms, including vanilla, lemon, lime, peanut butter, banana, coconut, and chocolate.
A constant feature of all cream pies is the whipped cream topping. The custard filling is related to the French crème patissière. The crust may be a standard pie crust made with flour and lard, or one made from crumbled cookies or graham crackers.
Cream pies are often associated with comedians who use them as a gimmick in their routines, with the pie being pushed against someone's face. When used for show business purposes, cream pies are generally mock-up pies made from only canned whipped cream or sometimes the less expensive shaving cream. Pieing is the act of throwing a pie at a person or people. In most or all US jurisdictions, pieing is punishable.
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