Fruit Pies for the Summer!
Pies, popular in our nation since we were just British Colonies. The popularity of one piece, the apple pie, has made it a staple at county fairs and picnics throughout the United States. With summer upon us with its picnics, barbecues, and parties, we at GNL thought it was time to share some of our favorite pies – recipes, bakers, and more. Keep in mind that there are few pies that cannot be enhanced by adding another layer of deliciousness, with a dollop of some fresh whipped cream or ice cream on top! Why not, right?
In most any ranking of pies in America, the classic Apple Pie ranks #1. With a flaky pie crust, crisp Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, butter, and sugar, it’s difficult to beat. Apple pie recipes are all over the web, but I highly recommend giving this Apple Pie recipe from the NY Times a try.
Another perennial favorite, these pies are the iconic go-to at many diners. Gooier and sometimes sweeter than apple pie, depending on the cherries used as a filling, its place as our #2 selection is well deserved. Sally’sBakingAddiction has this delicious recipe for you to try.
Blueberries have been enjoyed in America since early settlers arrived. They are one of the healthiest fruits on the market because they are rich in antioxidants. Since blueberries are so abundant in Maine, blueberry pies are the state’s official dessert! Try this Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie recipe from Food & Wine for a delicious treat.
Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie, Florida’s official state pie was not, as often claimed, first made there. Instead, it is thought that key lime pie actually originated in 1931 in a commercial kitchen in New York from a recipe published in a promotional brochure by Bordens for their Eagle Brand condensed milk. Here is their Classic Key Lime Pie recipe.