According to the American Pie Council – APC, today, January 23rd is National Pie Day. Here are some interesting facts:
- According to history, pies have been around since the ancient Egyptians (somehow I have a mental picture of Cleopatra having a slice of pie).
- The word pie was a popular word in the 14th century according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
- The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie.
- The early pies were predominately meat pies. and appeared in England as early as the 12th century.
- The crust of the pie was referred to as coffin. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie to Queen Elizabeth I.
- Pie came to America with the first English settlers. It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of coffin.
- Pie has become so much a part of American culture throughout the years, that we now commonly use the term “as American as apple pie.”
At The Foodies’ Kitchen we’ve baked plenty of pies, and here we leave you with the best recipes all around, both sweet and a few savory (for easy reference, the recipes are in the mosaic order left to right, starting at the top).
- Frozen Peach Yogurt Pie
- Mini Blueberry Pies
- Apple Pie
- Strawberry Peach Pie with Honey and Sage
- Pumpkin Pie
- Very Berry Mixed Pie
- Grandma Lucy’s Torta Pascualina (Veggie Pie)
- Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble Pie
Kitty & Helga
With information from American Pie Council – APC