12 Facts About Apple pie


An apple pie is a pie in which the principal filling ingredient is apples.

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Apple pie is often served with whipped cream, ice cream, or cheddar cheese.

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Apple pie is an unofficial symbol of the United States and one of its signature comfort foods.

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The fruit for the pie can be fresh, canned, or reconstituted from dried apples.

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Apple pie is often served a la mode, that is, topped with ice cream.

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Traditional Dutch apple pie comes in two varieties, a crumb and a lattice style pie.

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Basis of Dutch apple pie is a crust on the bottom and around the edges.

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One kind of French style apple pie is very different compared to the typical version of the sweet dessert.

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Swedish style apple pie is predominantly a variety of apple crumble, rather than a traditional pastry pie.

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Apple pie was brought to the colonies by the English, the Dutch, and the Swedes during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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The apple pie had to wait for the planting of European varieties, brought across the Atlantic, to become fruit-bearing apple trees, to be selected for their cooking qualities as there were no native apples except crabapples, which yield very small and sour fruit.

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Apple pie varieties are usually propagated by grafting, as clones, but in the New World, planting from seeds was more popular, which quickly led to the development of hundreds of new native varieties.

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