The Apple Pie and America..
In the 1940s, when the United States entered World War II, journalists at the time asked soldiers why they were willing to fight in the war, and the typical response was “for mom and apple pie.”
This translates into fighting for their Mothers and for England, (the home of the Apple Pie) and their ancestry.
Britain may no longer have the Union Flag in the US flag, but the Americans still hold our Apple Pie very dearly to them.
According to the American Pie Council, 19% of Americans said that apple pie is their favorite pie. Pumpkin pie rates only 13%, with Pecan pie at 12%
An Apple Pie recipe from 1545
To Make Short Paest for Tarte – Take fyne floure and a cursey of fayre water and a dysche of swete butter and a lyttel saffron, and the yolckes of two egges and make it thynne and as tender as ye maye.
And Apple Pie in English Literature from 1589
Apple pie makes its first appearance in English literature as the Elizabethan dramatist R Greene declares, “Thy breath is like the steeme [sic] of apple pies. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/9178039/A-brief-history-of-the-humble-pie.html
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