The quintessential American dessert is none other than the beloved pie and it comes in a variety of flavors and types. A classic favorite is the fruit pie. Tender pieces of fruit are baked in their sweet syrup, surrounded by a flakey, buttery crust. Or perhaps you are a fan of the creamy custard pies topped off with whipped cream. Do you crave a nut-based pie bound together by sticky caramel sauce? There are many variations of the classic dessert, but we’ve rounded up some of the most iconic American slices.
Like most foods, pie helps us reminisce about a certain memory, celebration, or event. A strawberry-rhubarb pie makes us think of a spring picnic with gingham napkins. A traditional pumpkin pie is typical post-Thanksgiving feast and reminds us of warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices. And nothing is more iconic than apple pie — best eaten after a fun-filled day of apple picking. Pie is more than just a dessert, it is an American tradition that brings back memories and is symbolic of special moments and celebrations throughout the year.
So, check out some of these recipes and make sure you include pie in your next celebration — or just if you are craving a slice. For quick and easy pies, use store-bought refrigerated pie dough or opt for a pie that uses a graham cracker crust. Once the crust is done, the filling can be made in no time at all. However you like your pie, we can all agree that it is a deep-rooted (and delicious) American tradition — one that we have no problem keeping alive.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.