When it comes to a summertime dessert, it’s hard to beat apple pie. Well, maybe apple pie ice cream could be a contender. You don’t have to love apple pie as much as we do to appreciate these eight facts about the classic dessert. Check out what we’ve learned in our research of apple pie:
- The “apple pie” is over 600 years old. The first known printed reference to the dessert appears in Robert Greene’s Arcadia. Greene wrote, “Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes.” A strange compliment, perhaps, yet endearing.
- Some would argue, however, that apple pie first appeared in print back in 1381 under a recipe for a pastry known as “cofyn.” Cofyn was made from apples, spices, and other fruits.
- Though apple pie was developed many years ago, it didn’t appear in print in the United States until the 18th century.
- Speaking of the U.S., we all know there’s “nothing as American as apple pie,” right? Well, that phrase is a prime example of the longevity of good marketing. It was invented by the Apple Marketing Board in New York to sell more of the fruit!
- Yale, the iconic American institution, also has a long relationship with apple pie. According to legend, Yale has never failed to serve apple pie at dinner.
- Have you ever heard of a “state pie?” Vermont has. What did they choose? Well, you can probably figure that one out for yourself!
- In the early days of apple pie baking, colonists would actually remove the top crust during baking, add sugar and spices, and then replace it. Yum!
- A “mock” apple pie uses crackers and spices instead of apples. Some people claim they like it better that way!
Want to make apple pie-flavored drinks? We’ve got you covered there, too! Try Amoretti Premium Apple Pie Drink Syrup. Our apple pie drink syrup really shines in these recipes:
- Amoretti Cinnamon Apple Cream Martini: A deliciously sweet dessert martini that calls for cinnamon schnapps, vodka, our apple pie drink syrup, and a little Irish cream syrup (though you can use real Irish cream, if you prefer).
- Amoretti Apple Pie Shake: A simple, no-frills milkshake that tastes gourmet!