National Apple Pie Day!
Apple pie is the quintessential American dessert! However,
apple pie wasn't even invented in the U.S. Rather it was invented in
Europe sometime during the 14th century. The first apple pie recipe was
printed by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381 in England. The ingredients in the
recipe included apples, spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn
(a casing of pastry).
Dutch apple pie recipes date back to the late 15th century. These recipes were similar to the English recipes except they included a scoop of ice cream placed on top of the pie before it was served. This tradition—apple pie à la mode—was eventually brought to America where most people continue to enjoy their apple pie topped with ice cream.
To celebrate National Apple Pie Day, bake a delicious apple pie or pick one up at your local bakery to share with your family. Just don't forget the ice cream!
Today is also National Fruit Cocktail Day
May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month
This week is American Craft Beer Week