A Brief History of Apple PieIt’s believed that the general concept of pie was brought to the English by the Romans, who made meat-filled pies with inedible crusts of flour and water. The pilgrims brought this tradition with them to America, where fruit pies really began to take off. Although Apple and other types of fruit pies had been made for several hundred years in England, the old pies don’t closely resemble what we think of as the classic American Apple Pie. The pre-Revolutionary pies weren’t sweetened and still had an inedible shell. The delicious Apple Pie with the buttery edible crust that we know and love today is the result of a mix of recipes brought by immigrants from England, Sweden, and the Netherlands, plus the addition of sugar, lemon juice, and extra spices. Our modern recipe for Apple Pie is a melting pot of different cultures, just like America.
Johnny AppleseedJohn Chapman, a pioneer born in Massachusetts in 1774, is often credited for the spread of apple trees throughout the newly independent America. He earned his nickname after introducing apple trees throughout Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. He is said to have planted many apple tree nurseries in these areas with fences around them to protect them from animals. At the time of his death in 1847 he left behind a nursery in Indiana with 15,000 apple trees. It’s impossible to know the true effect Johnny Appleseed had on the modern American’s love of the Apple Pie, but it’s clear that he played a large roll in giving access to apples to many post-Revolutionary Americans.
All-American Apple PieHere at Tippin’s, we love a classic, comforting Apple Pie. A mix of quality ingredients, a beloved recipe, and a lot of American pride goes into every Tippin’s Apple Pie. No matter the ancient origins of the pie, to us the Apple Pie is truly American.
Will you be celebrating the 4th of July with an American Apple Pie? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #americanpieWant to know where to find one of Tippin’s tasty Apple Pies? Check out these locations:
- Cosentino’s Market, 10 East 13th St Ste A, Kansas City, MO 64106
- Hen House, 11721 Roe Ave Ste A, Leawood, KS 66211
- Hen House, 15000 W 87th St Ste A, Lenexa, KS 66215i
- Dierberg’s, 4655 Osage Beach Pkwy Ste A, Osage Beach, MO 65065
- Dierberg’s, 1080 Lindemann Rd Ste A, Des Peres, MO 63131