apple season

It’s that time of year! Apple season! We don’t know about you, but we love fall, apples and all the delicious things you can do with them.

So, in the spirit of apple season, we are sharing some facts about the humble apple pie.

Whether you make your own, or buy one, apple pie is one of those foods we all love – and it’s great any time of year.

Here are some facts about apple pie during this apple season. Read on:

  1. The origin of apple pie is about 600 hundred years ago in England. There was a recipe for it printed and the list of ingredients included apples, spices, dried fruits like raisins and pastry.
  2. The earliest apple pie recipes omitted one key ingredient – and that’s sugar. Sugar back then was quite expensive, so pies were sweetened with dried fruit instead.
  3. Today’s apple pies are made by baking apples, cinnamon and other spices and sugar in a pie crust. Sometimes butter or cream is added and there are different types of crusts: lattice, crumb top and more.
  4. Don’t have apples? You can make mock apple pie! It’s a recipe that is made with crackers and spices. Here’s a recipe.
  5. American as apple pie is a phrase that you’ve probably heard, but apple pie didn’t originate here – as previously stated. However, it has been come to be known as a uniquely American dessert and has been used in slogans, commercials and more. You might remember the ad from the 1970s: “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.”
  6. May 13 is National Apple Pie Day.
  7. One of the best apple varieties for apple pie is granny smith apples.

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