It’s National Pie Day! Pies have a long and illustrious
history, but the sweet filled treats we enjoy today are a relatively
recent innovation. The Greeks and Romans made some of the first pies in
history. People filled pastry shells with different kinds of meat or
seafood, flavored them with a variety of spices, and served them as part
of the sweet course of the meal.
When the Pilgrims made their voyage to the New World in the late
1600s they arrived with English pie recipes for beef, lamb, duck, or
pigeon. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that the first sweet pies
emerged. These featured the ingredients we’re accustomed to today, and
by the 1940s, pie had become the iconic American dessert.
Whether you prefer apple, berry, pumpkin, or sweet potato, bake your favorite pie recipe tonight in honor of National Pie Day!
Interesting, I love pie too.
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