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Perfect pie recipes in time for National Pie Day
National Pie Day is just around the corner; it’s celebrated every year on January 23rd. But what type of pie person are you? Savoury or Sweet? No matter what your favourite is, Pie Day is a great day to indulge in a slice (or a whole pie) to yourself or share with your flat mates.
So, where did National Pie Day come from you ask?
National Pie Day originated in Colorado in 1975 from a school teacher named Charlie Papazian. His birthday was on 23rd January and he decided this day would be forever remembered as National Pie Day. But why was this? Simply because he loved pie. Where many of us tend to have birthday cake to celebrate our birthday’s, Charlie however would have ‘birthday pie’. Since then, his idea for a National Pie Day has spread around the world.
5 Fun Pie Facts
- Pie is so special, it has two days: December 1st and January 23rd are National Pie Day.
- Pumpkin Pie wasn’t served at the pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving in 1621
- The Ancient Egyptians around 2,500BC are known to have eaten pies made with ground oats or wheat wrapped around a filling of honey or figs.
- Pie was not always America’s favorite dessert – in the 19th Century, fruit pies were a common breakfast food eaten before the start of a long day.
- 186 million pies are sold just in supermarkets and grocery stores each year
Pie is one of the great comfort foods of the world. For this reason, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite pie recipes for you to try and enjoy…
5 Savory Pie Recipes
- Steak and kidney pie
- Ham, leek and potato pie
- Chicken and mushroom pie
- Melty cheese potato pie
- Cheese and onion pie
5 Sweet Pie Recipes
So, bring your love for pie back into your life – even if it is for just one day. Finally, we hope you enjoy!
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