It’s National Apple Pie Day

Apple pie

A slice of apple pie for mom!

Celebrating Mother’s Day today? Well, this year it’s also the National Apple Pie Day, so don’t forget to add a slice of this quintessential American dessert to your menu today. Invented in Europe in the 14th century, this delectable fruit pie is no doubt America’s favorite comfort food and so apt to be falling on Mother’s Day this year.

Essentially a fruit pie with apples as the main ingredient, the first recipe of apple pie was printed by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381. It consisted of apples, spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron and cofyn. Since then numerous recipes have evolved for this dessert.

A traditional Apple Pie is so simple to make, and is a great way to celebrate your love of apple pie.

You will need:

  • 3 pounds of apples (about 9 medium apples) sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan
  2. Add apples to mixture and stir well
  3. Let sit approx 25-40 minutes until you see liquid forming.
  4. Add lemon juice
  5. Heat over medium until sauce thickens
  6. Pour into already prepared pie crust.
  7. Bake 45-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling.
  8. Let cool and enjoy with ice cream!

Variations to the traditional apple pie

From apple crostata to layered apple pies, various twists and ingredients can be added to the traditional apple pie version. Use a simple pie crust recipe, or add nuts to the dough or make a double pie crust. Variations can be made to the top with apple layers or pie lattice and so on. Celebrate everything apple pie today and bake your favorite apple pie today.

Find more recipes for apple pie on Recipebridge.


Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer May 13th 2012
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