National Apple Pie Day
On May 13th, America’s favorite dessert, apple pie, is observed annually as National Apple Pie Day! We thought it would be fun to share a little history of how apple pie made its way into our hearts and stomachs!
In 1381, the very first apple pie recipe was printed in England. Ingredients listed officially included: good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn (a pastry crust casing).
Classic Dutch apple pie recipes date back to the middle ages, but Americans have long waxed poetic about how apple pie is classically American. A little-known fact, the phrase “as American as apple pie” has existed for more than 100 years!
World War II soldiers were often quoted as saying they were fighting “for Mom and apple pie.” And in 1970, even advertisers hopped on the apple pie ban wagon, using the patriotic connection with a commercial jingle “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.”
You can observe National Apple Pie Day in lots of delicious ways! Share your favorite recipe with others online (use the #NationalApplePieDay on social media!) or whip one up at home. Baking, not your thing? B&M Catering is happy to help you celebrate with our Apple Crisp version offered as part of our curbside catering dessert options!