National Apple Pie Day:
Celebrated on the 13th of May every year, the National Apple Pie Day is a celebration of this All-American treat.
|2022||13th May||Friday||United States|
|2023||13th May||Saturday||United States|
|2024||13th May||Monday||United States|
Why National Apple Pie Day?
There are also many different pies and each of them has a different ingredients list and compositions. The Apple Pie is quite popular for it uses the sweetest of the fruits, apples and the pie is neutral in flavor making it a versatile option to combine with different spices. Therefore, if you want to experiment with a pie, then the apple pie will be your ultimate option. You can pair them with ice cream on a summer day or serve them warm on a winter day, as per your choice.
While the dish has been in existence since the Middle Ages, and in many countries too, it is mostly referred to as the American treat. With the different cultural choices and preferences, the dish has been modified over years and is more related to the ideals in the US than any other. Also, it is a very simple dish to make needing only spices, slices of apple, pie pastry, and cream to get a delicious pie for dessert or entrée. It is loved by everyone and is among the best dishes to have at any party and that is why it deserves a day of celebration.
How can we celebrate National Apple Pie Day?
Activities that you can indulge in on this day that would bring back sweet memories anytime in the future are available in abundance. Here are a few ideas that you can use to make it an occasion to remember.
- Being the day celebrating apple pie, it is probably the best day to bake one yourself. You will find apple pie in almost every cookbook. Remember to look into the dessert section to find the recipe that pleases your palate. You can add your improvisation and enhance the flavor by following your taste as well.
- Given that there is no single way to make this pie, you would be surprised by the different methods and flavors it can be made with. You can hold a small potluck with friends and family with each of them bringing an Apple pie of their making in the flavor and recipe they love the most. You will have the chance to taste variety and of course, have a lot of fun in the process.
- If you don’t want to bake, then you can simply venture out to have a pie date. You can visit the different restaurants in your region to taste the apple pies and then decide on the ones which you loved the most. You can give a shoutout to your favorite apple pie in your locality with the #NationalApplePieDay and make it a destination for apple pie lovers.
Interesting facts about National Apple Pie Day:
Whether it is the apple or the pie or the combination of both, that has caught your attention, we have some interesting facts to keep you glued onto this celebratory occasion.
- The original pies were made without any sugar. The shell of pastries for holding the pie was not meant to be eaten and it acted more like a serving shell. The English pies were made without sugar in the beginning as sugar was an expensive ingredient.
- The Marlborough pudding and the apple pudding are quite similar to the apple pie in their making, except that the former includes eggs in their making.
- The Tarte Tatin served in France is nothing but the apple pie served upside down. The apples were caramelized by the French which added more to the flavor.
- The mock apple pie is made without any apples. It was made by the settlers in western America who used special spices and crackers to get the same flavor since there were no apples available.
- There is archaeological evidence that apples have been in existence from 6500 BC, to say the least.
- The first orchard in the US was planted by Reverend William Blaxton in New England in the year 1625.
- Washington, New York, and Michigan top the list of states producing more apples in the country with nearly 50% of the apples from Michigan sold to be eaten fresh with the rest used in processed food.
- The Manhattan orchard had the longest living apple tree, planted in the year 1647 bearing fruits until 1866 when it was struck by a derailed train.
- The World War II soldiers quoted that they were fighting the war “for mom and apple pie”.
- Teddy Roosevelt felt at home when he was served apple pie in Africa.
History of National Apple Pie Day:
We do not have certain information on when the day originated or how it came into existence. As for the history of the apple pie goes, the first time the recipe for this delightful dessert was printed was in the year 1381 in England.