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Today is Cherry Pie Day (YUUUUM)!  Cherry pie is America’s second most popular pie, behind only apple pie in popularity. However, in the month of February, it’s Number 1!

FUN FACTS!

1. Pie has been around since the ancient Egyptians. The first pies were made by early Romans who may have learned about it through the Greeks. These pies were sometimes made in reeds which were used for the sole purpose of holding the filling and not for eating with the filling.

2. The Romans must have spread the word about pies around Europe as the Oxford English Dictionary notes that the word pie was a popular word in the 14th century. The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie.

3. The early pies were predominately meat pies. Pyes (pies) originally appeared in England as early as the twelfth century. The crust of the pie was referred to as coffyn. There was actually more crust than filling. Often these pies were made using fowl and the legs were left to hang over the side of the dish and used as handles. Fruit pies or tarts (pasties) were probably first made in the 1500’s. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie to Queen Elizabeth I.

4. Pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffins” like the crust in England. As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but simply designed to hold the filling during baking. It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of coffyn.

5. Over the years, pie has evolved to become what it is today “the most traditional American dessert”. Pie has become so much a part of American culture throughout the years, that we now commonly use the term “as American as apple pie.”

Whether you have it hot or cold, by itself or with ice cream or whipped cream, alone or with a friend, enjoy a piece or two of cherry pie today!

Don’t want to bake a whole pie?! Check out this recipe for Cherry Pie Cupcakes (adorable and delicious)! SQUEEEEE!

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