4 Recipes to Enjoy During the National Pie Day
Pie may be a worldwide sensation, but in America, we can say it is a symbol of national pride. If you ask people to choose their favorite dessert, they will select pie and then cake. It is so revered that it is celebrated twice a year. Some dessert lovers celebrate on December 1st and still sneak in a chance to eat more pies during National Pi Day on March 14th. 1
The official National Pie Day is on January 23rd, and it is a chance to enjoy your favorite dessert guilt free, whether fruit, creamy, or savory pie. It’s time to tie the apron strings and get baking.
History of National Pie Day
The origin of pies dates back to recipes made by the ancient Romans, which were made from honey and rye crusted goat cheese. The Romans made pie with various ingredients such as fruit, meat, and seafood, which was a constant in their feasts. The pie crust was used as a carrier for the filling to keep it moist and prevent burning, and it was not eaten at all.1
Pies became popular in England in the 12th century, and the most common filling was meat. It is said that English settlers took pie with them during the colonization era and introduced it in America. Pies became popular in the 1800s in America.1
1n 1968, apple pie was introduced by a franchise in Knoxville. In the 1970s, National Pie Day was created by Charlie Papazian. Surprisingly the day is on his birthday.2 Currently, pumpkin pie is a famous treat for Thanksgiving, and sweet pies sell more than savory pies
How to Observe National Pie Day
National Pie Day is not an official national holiday, so there will be no day off. But there may be deals and discounts on pies from some retailers and bakers. Order your favorite pie from a local bakery and share it with your family and friends. The best way to mark the day is to make a homemade pie, whether it’s a fruit pie, pizza, or chocolate pie. Invite your friends over and try out delicious pie recipes and share them on social media with the #NationalPieDay. Here are four tasty pies recipes to try out.
1. Mixed Berry Pie
The homemade crust, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries combine to give a unique texture and flavor to the mixed berry pie. It should be ready in an hour, and a good berry drizzle will do wonders on your palate.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
- 2 pie crusts
- 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
- ½ cup freeze dried blueberries
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups freeze dried raspberries
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Double-Crust Pie Ingredients
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup butter (frozen and cubed)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoon ice water
- To make the double-crust pie, add flour, butter, salt, and water to a mixer or food processor. Pulse until all the ingredients mix well to form pea-sized crumbles.
- Make two even-sized balls. Quickly knead each ball and wrap it with saran paper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Place your first crust on a pie plate and use a kitchen brush to spread half the egg. Toss all the berries with cornstarch and sugar until the cornstarch isn’t visible anymore.
- Pour the berry mixture on the pie crust and add the butter. Place the second crust and trip any excesses all around the edges.
- Brush the top crust with the remaining half of the egg. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F when all edges are covered in aluminum foil.
- Reduce the temperature to 375°F, remove the aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
- Cool completely, and then slice.
2. Easy Old Fashioned Raspberry Pie
This old-fashioned raspberry pie is all goodness. It is flaky yet perfect, buttery, and tastes incredible.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
- 2 pie crusts
- 1 cup sugar (+1 tablespoon sugar)
- 6 cups freeze dried raspberries
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
- Roll the first crust on a floured surface. Place the crust on a pie plate and brush with a small amount of the egg.
- Add sugar, raspberries, lemon juice, and cornstarch to a bowl and toss to mix everything until you can’t see the cornstarch. Pour the berry filling on the first crust.
- Roll out the remaining pie and create a round hole in the middle using a cookie or biscuit cutter. Lay the crust on the berry filling.
- Trim and crimp the edges of the dough with a fork. You can decorate it or make a lattice crust.
- Brush the top pie with the remaining egg. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar and bake for 40-60 minutes until the filling thickens and is bubbly. The crust will be golden brown.
- Remove the pie from the oven and set aside to cool for 2.5-3 hours. Serve.
3. Peach Pie Recipe
Peach pies are delicious. But having the crust buttery and flaky makes it tastier.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
- 2 pie crusts
- 4 cups freeze dried peach dices
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Rehydrate the peaches.
- To make the filling, add sugar and peaches to a large bowl and toss before setting aside for 1 hour for the fruits to drain their juices. Strain the juices into a large pan and mix in cornstarch over medium heat.
- Whisk for 3 minutes until thick. Take off the heat and whisk in vanilla and lemon juice.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Roll out the first pie dough to a 2’’ diameter and layer it on the pie pan. Pour the fruit into the pie and spread for a leveled surface.
- Roll out the second dough into ¼’’ thickness and cut 1’’ wide strips. Place them over the fruit to create a lattice pattern.
- Brush the top with the egg wash and sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar. Loosely cover the pie edges in foil and bake at 400°F for 45 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the top is golden.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
4. Banana Cream Pie Recipe
The wholesomeness in this banana cream pie is everything you need for a filling meal. You will love the pile of bananas, creamy vanilla filling, and toasted coconut.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups heavy cream (whipped and divided)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup instant vanilla pudding
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 2 cups freeze dried bananas
- 1 ¾ cups sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup coconut, toasted
- Add heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar to an electric mixer bowl and whip until the cream is firm enough. Scoop the cream into a bowl.
- Whisk the milk and the pudding powder in another bowl until combined. Beat cream cheese using a mixer until fluffy.
- Add condensed milk and the pudding mixture to the mixer’s bowl while the mixer runs. Beat until very smooth. Fold in half of the whipped cream.
- Scoop and spread the filling in a thin layer over the sides and bottom of the pie crust. Cut the bananas into bite-sized chunks.
- Press banana chunks on the sides and bottom of the crust. Spread out the remaining filling on the crust.
- Smoothen the filling and top it with the remaining cream. Cover with cling film and chill for 3 hours or more.
- Serve when ready to eat.
Did you try the recipes? Please share your feedback below. Happy National Pie Day from Mother Earth Products.