If you ask a lot of different people, you'll find that most of them will jump at the chance to eat a piece of apple pie, especially if it's just out of the oven. National Apple Pie Day is like a free pass to eat apple pie, so everyone should take advantage of it. Of course, there's a lot more to National Apple Pie Day than that.
It can bring families together, whether they are baking together in the kitchen or eating desserts together. Many people see this day as a way to show their patriotism. Apple pie is about as American as, well, as American as apple pie. Even though apple pie may not have been made in America at first, it is now a part of many American cultures and traditions.
Still, there's no reason why people from all over the world can't celebrate National Apple Pie Day. So go to an apple orchard or a farmer's market, buy some apples, and start celebrating National Apple Pie Day!
When Was the First National Apple Pie Day Celebrated?
History shows that apple pie seems to have been very popular in places like England and The Netherlands hundreds of years ago. Both of these places have recipes that go back hundreds of years. In fact, an English recipe from the 14th century shows that apple pie has been around for more than 600 years.
But it didn't become a classic American book until the turn of the 20th century. In the early 1900s, many people thought that apple pie was healthier than other pies. Since then, presidents, American soldiers, and memorable advertising campaigns have all used apple pie as a symbol of what it means to be American.
National Apple Pie Day can bring together all of these different food traditions and let people all over the world enjoy the humble but delicious apple pie in all its glory. This day is all about cooking and trying out new recipes. National Apple Pie Day is a chance for people who don't usually make desserts to do so.
But, hey, just because someone doesn't want to bake a pie doesn't mean they can't have a good day. There are many other ways to have fun with apple pie besides eating it and giving it to people you care about.
How to Celebrate National Apple Pie Day
To celebrate and enjoy National Apple Pie Day, everything will have to be about apple pie. Many people say that if you want to get the most out of National Apple Pie Day, you have to do two very easy and even more fun things. First, you make an apple pie, and when you eat it.
Here are some ways to join in the fun:
Make an Apple Pie at Home
The great thing about apple pies is that they don't have to be too hard to make, so you don't have to be a pro in the kitchen to make a delicious apple pie at home.
All you really need for the dough is flour, salt, and water. What's inside? Well, that's pretty much just apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
Here are some tips from the experts that might make making an apple pie a little easier:
- Instead of using all the same kinds of apples, mix things up by using both sweet and sour apples.
- The end result will taste better and have more flavour.
- Many recipes say to brush the outside of the crust with an egg wash after putting it together, but an expert tip is to brush the inside of the crust with an egg wash before adding the filling. This makes a barrier that keeps the apple juices from making the bottom crust soggy.
- After putting the egg wash on the inside, take a few extra minutes to layer the apples in the crust instead of just throwing them in. The apples will have a smoother, more even texture.
If you want something really easy, you could use a pie crust from the fridge and apple pie filling from a can. Who's going to know?
Buy an Apple Pie
If you know someone else who can make the pie for you, like a local bakery, you can even skip the first step. But no matter where the pie comes from, the important thing is to enjoy delicious apple pies with the people you care about most.
Even if someone decides to go to a local restaurant known for its good apple pie, that is still better than not doing anything at all. Get some suggestions and read some reviews, then go out and try the best ones.
Host an Apple Pie Party
The best way to do this is to get together with some friends and make different kinds of apple pies using different recipes and ways to bake them. So, you can try apple pies from many different places and see how many different things there are under the apple pie umbrella.
Apple pies can be made in many different ways, so now is a great time to try a recipe that gives an old favourite a new twist. Or you could just make the classic apple pie recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Try a New Apple Pie Recipe
Take a look at these fun ideas and try a new recipe that gives the basic apple pie an extra twist:
- Caramel, apple, and pear granola cream pie
- Apple pie from Savannah High (piled super high and topped with streusel)
- Fried Apple Pies One at a Time (more like hand pies, can be served on a stick)
- Apple pie with bourbon and cinnamon
National Apple Pie Day is easy to celebrate, so make sure to do so with friends and family.