It doesn't get more American than this - May 13 is National Apple Pie Day.
As the old jingle goes, "baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet," we're proud of a lot of things here in the 50 states, but apple pie is a treat with a worldly past. In fact, it's been gracing English, Dutch and Swedish tables since before our birth in 1776.
The original English apple pie recipe - "good apples, good spices, figs, raisins and pears" - didn't include sugar because sugar cane wasn't widely available during the days of Chaucer, circa 1381. Dutch apple pie introduced lemon juice and cinnamon to the recipe, while the Swedish version has no crust but a pastry poured over the apples instead.
Once apple trees crossed the Atlantic to take root in the colonies, Americans began experimenting with what would become their trademark dessert from the 18th century onward. Leave it to us to add sugar and dump a scoop of ice cream on top.
Want to change up your apple pie experience? Make Wolfgang Puck's famous individual pies to share with friends or slather some apple pie filling in pastry and drop it in hot oil for fried apple pies.
It'll have you singing "American Pie" as you drive your Chevy to the levy.
I have to agree w/ Ted re: the cinnamon.
Where's the calendar for these food days?
I have to agree w/ Ted Wu on cinnamon.
I still don't understand why people want to spoil apple pies with the odious cinnamon.
This is a free country, you can spoil whatever food you want with that thing, but don't consider it a must on apple pies, or any food, please.
this looks so good.
Gotcha covered. Check out the chart:
Perfect, thank you so much.
Don McLean...I need to put that on my ipod...Good stuff.
Dang,Now I'm craving pie for breakfast.
I know dude I was thinking the same thing. What is a good non alcohol substitute for Calvados or Cognac that is listed in the "Wolfgang Puck's famous individual pies?"
This I do not know...Maybe SLT can help?
Apple juice - even peach or apricot would work nicely too. Hope that helps!
Thank You,I knew you would have the answer.
Dang...now I've got "American Pie" playing in my head.
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