Photo booth of the Stars is happy to announce: It’s National Apple Pie Day! Sit back, enjoy a slice, and check out these fun facts and some recipes for good old apple pie!
- Pie has been around since the ancient Egyptians. The first pies were made by early Romans who may have learned about it through the Greeks. These pies were sometimes made in “reeds” which were used for the sole purpose of holding the filling and not for eating with the filling.
- The Romans must have spread the word about pies around Europe as the Oxford English Dictionary notes that the word pie was a popular word in the 14th century. 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. Pyes (pies) originally appeared in England as early as the twelfth century. The crust of the pie was referred to as “coffyn”. There was actually more crust than filling. Often these pies were made using fowl and the legs were left to hang over the side of the dish and used as handles. Fruit pies or tarts (pasties) were probably first made in the 1500s. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie to Queen Elizabeth I.
- Pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffins” like the crust in England. As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but simply designed to hold the filling during baking. It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of coffyn.
- Over the years, pie has evolved to become what it is today “the most traditional American dessert”. 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.”
Now it’s time for some apple pie recipes. The first is compliments of Food.com “Home of the Home Cook.” The recipe is called Unbelievable apple pie… Photo Booth of the Stars might just have to make this one to believe it. Using a premade pie crust helps to make this a cinch to make. Get the recipe HERE and try one on for yourself.
These rustic little apple pies are adorable and would be the perfect compliment to any summer picnic or party. You could even individually wrap them and use them as wedding favors for a summer or fall wedding. They are elegant to look at and would make quite the impression for your guests. Everything tastes better when it is individualized! You can get the recipe for these little guys HERE on Woman’s Day.
If you are not up for making a whole pie try out this single serving, skinny apple pie! That is something we can all appreciate! Get the recipe HERE.
Cheers to Apple Pie!
Author: L. Fulton- EventsbyL