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National Pie Day

Celebrate National Pie Day in delicious fashion - enjoy a slice of your favorite flavor or try something new with our tasty recipes and ideas!
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January 23
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Celebrate National Pie Day on January 23 with friends and family! This day traces its origins back to the mid-1970s, thanks to Charlie Papazian. While working as a nuclear engineer in Boulder, Colorado, Papazian's passion for pies, brewing, and teaching led him to declare his own birthday, January 23, as National Pie Day. Pies have been around for centuries, offering an endless array of possibilities. From the classic sweet and savory to the innovative fruit-filled and custard-based creations. National Pie Day is the perfect opportunity to explore this diversity – a day where any pie flavor you dream of can come to life in your kitchen!"

History of National Pie Day

National Pie Day Dates

National Pie Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Ancient times</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Pie</div><div class='timeline-text'>The origins of pie can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. The first pies were made by early Romans who may have learned about it through the Egyptians.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>14th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Pies in Britain</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Crusades, the discovery of spices led to the creation of both meat pies and sweet pies. The crust of the pie was referred to as “coffyn”.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Pies in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Apple pie emerged as one of the earliest desserts in America, with its roots tracing back to the arrival of the colonists.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Pie Day Sponsored</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Pie Day was sponsored by the American Pie Council  to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Pie Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Today, National Pie Day is celebrated by baking and sharing pies. Bakeries, cafes and restaurants nationwide participate in the event.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pie Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a Pie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to the store and pick up a few ingredients for your favorite pie --it can be anything from a classic apple pie to a savory quiche. Once you have all your ingredients, preheat the oven and get to baking!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat Pie for Breakfast</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start off National Pie Day on the right foot with a slice or two of your favorite pie for breakfast. Throw caution and calorie counting out the window and indulge in this delicious morning treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Pie Baking Competition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family around for an afternoon of competitive fun. Assign each person a different type of pie and let them compete to see who can make the most delicious one.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make Mini Pies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mini pies are perfect for National Pie Day because they are small enough that you don’t feel guilty about having more than one. Use mini tart pans to make individual sized pies filled with whatever filling you like.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a Pie Party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family together for an evening of celebration featuring everyone’s favorite dessert: pie! Ask everyone to bring their favorite recipes so you can sample them all and pick out a winner.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pie Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pies are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to deny the absolute deliciousness of pies. Sweet or savory, there's really nothing like sinking your teeth into a perfect slice of pie. From key lime to blueberry, cherry, apple and more - there truly is something special for everyone!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pies can be made quickly and easily</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making a homemade pie may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. With pre-made crusts available in almost any grocery store, making a fresh, delicious pie is easier than you think! Plus, many recipes require very few ingredients - so even if you're a beginner baker, you can still make an impressive sweet treat with minimal effort.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pies come in endless varieties</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to pies - you can make fruit pies filled with seasonal berries, creamy custard pies like banana cream or lemon meringue,or indulgent chocolate pies that are sure to please any sweet tooth. So no matter your preference or dietary needs, there's always something scrumptious waiting for you on National Pie Day!</p></div></div>

5 Tasty Facts About Pies

<div class="facts-item"><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Pie" Comes from "Magpie"</h3><p class='facts-content'>The word "pie" originated from "magpie", a bird known for collecting variety of things, correlating to variety of ingredients in a pie.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Oldest Known Pie Recipe is Over 4000 Years Old</h3><p class='facts-content'>Originating from ancient Egypt, the first pie recipe was made from ground oats, wheat, rye, and honey, and was engraved on a stone tablet.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Americans Love Apple Pie</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the United States, apple pie is the favorite, with nearly 1 out of 5 Americans preferring it over other varieties.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Boston Cream Pie is Actually a Cake</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite its name, the Boston cream pie is a cake. It was named so because pies and cakes were baked in the same pans in the olden days.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Thanksgiving is the Peak Day for Pie Consumption</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the American Pie Council, nearly 90% of Americans believe a perfect end to the Thanksgiving meal is with a pie.</p></div></div>

National Pie Day FAQs

When is National Pie Day?

National Pie Day is celebrated on January 23 every year. In 2024 National Pie Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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