If you ask me, any chance to sink your teeth into an apple pie fresh out of oven should be jumped on. Apple Pie Day is your apple pie eating blank cheque, so make the most of it!
Of course, it’s so much more than that too. It gets families together baking in the kitchen and enjoying delicious desserts together. And for many people it’s an act of patriotism; after all, apple pie is as American as, well, apple pie.
Apple pie might not be originally American, but it’s certainly associated with American now. There’s no reason why people around the world can’t celebrate Apple Pie Day though. The dessert was very popular in centuries past in countries like England and The Netherland, both of which have recipes dating back many centuries.
History of Apple Pie Day
The history of apple pie dates back to the 14th century with an English recipe but it was cemented as an American classic in the 20th century. It was seen as healthier than other pies at the time and since then, presidents, American troops and memorable marketing campaigns of all latched onto apple pie as something that’s symbolically American.
The great thing about apple pies is that they’re very easy to make, so you don’t need to be a master in the kitchen in order to rustle up a fantastic-tasting apple pie.
Apple Pie Day can bring together all of these culinary traditions and allow people all over the world to enjoy the humble yet delicious apple joy in all its glory. It’s about trying recipes and getting active in the kitchen. Even if you don’t bake desserts very often, Apple Pie Day gives you the chance to change that.
How to Celebrate Apple Pie Day
There are two very simple and even more enjoyable things you have to do if you want to enjoy Apple Pie Day to the fullest. The first is to make an apple pie and the second is to eat it. And if you know someone else who can make a pie for you, you can even skip the first step! Enjoying delicious apple pies with the people closest to you is what it’s all about.
The best way to do it is to get a few friends together and make a variety of apple pies using different recipes and baking methods. That way, you can enjoy apple pies that originate from many different places and see the multitudes contained under the umbrella of apple pies.
Even if you decide to head to a local restaurant that you know makes good apple pie, it’s better than not taking part in the day at all. Get recommendations and read reviews and then get out there and sample the best of them.
It couldn’t be easier to celebrate Apple Pie Day, so be sure to enjoy it with your friends and family. There are many ways to make apple pies, so I’m sure you can take the opportunity to try a recipe that puts a new spin on an old classic. Or simply enjoy the classic apple pie recipe that’s been passed down in your family.