What’s your favorite type of sweet treat? If your answer is pie – well then now is your time to celebrate! January 23 is National Pie Day, a holiday to honor the dessert beloved by millions.
First, a little history lesson:
The first pies were developed by the Egyptians who wrapped honey inside oats, wheat, rye or barley. The Romans later realized that pies were the perfect travel food and took goat-cheese and honey pies along with them as they built their empire and the first fruit pie appeared around 1500 with Queen Elizabeth I.
Today, pies made with fruit, berries and pumpkin have become a traditon in America. So indulge your sweet tooth and dig into a slice! We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite pie recipes below:
Southern-Style Bourbon Pecan Pie