National Pie Day is celebrated yearly on January 23, and has been sponsored since 1986 by the American Pie Council. National Pie Day was launched in the ’70s by a man who loved pie so much he wanted to celebrate, and he chose January 23 because that was his birthday the American Pie Council declares.
According to The Dallas Morning News, pie has been around since the ancient Egyptians. The Romans published the first pie recipe — a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. Early pies were made with meat, and during the 1500’s, fruit pies were invented.
The American Pie Council is an organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting America’s love affair with pies.
What’s more American than apple pie? How about…
Even though apple pie is an all American dessert, it was actually brought to the eastern shore’s of what is now the United States, by the Dutch.
Here’s our offering for National Pie Day, what’s yours?
Cottage Cheese Apple Pie
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp. flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup cottage cheese, small curd
1 cup sugar
3 apples, peeled and cored, thinly sliced
1 pie crust – store bought or your favorite recipe
Heat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl add cottage cheese, egg, cream, flour, and sugar. Mix until combined. Line the pie crust with mixture.
Layer the apple slices around the outer edge of the pie. Then layer apples circling the center of the pie.
Before baking pie, it is optional to sprinkle some nutmeg or cinnamon on top. Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Do not under bake.
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