80 Desserts: Apple Pie
In Around the World in 80 Desserts, The Daily Meal unveiled some of the most scrumptious and sugary sensations from across the globe. For those hungry for more after-dinner delights, we're dishing out even more delicious details on some of our favorite desserts from our Around the World in 80 Desserts list. Here is a go-to guide on what and where to indulge your sweet tooth's most sinful cravings.
What is apple pie: Apple pie has been America's signature dessert since the Pilgrims carried the recipe over from England in the 17th century. Originally, apple pie was made with unsweetened apples and an inedible shell before becoming the sumptuous treat enjoyed today.
What's in apple pie: Apple pie consists of a pastry pie crust and a sweetened apple filling. Ingredients for the filling usually include sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. As a delicious bonus, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your dessert for a slice of apple pie à la mode.
Where you can get apple pie: Just because apple pie is a classic American dessert doesn't mean travelers can't indulge in a piece when taking trips outside the U.S. Check out our list of six delicious destinations to get your apple pie fix around the world:
1. The Apple Pie Ambleside (Ambleside, United Kingdom)
The Apple Pie Ambleside on Rydal Road bakes all of their pastries and cakes from scratch. Try their "famous" apple pie, which comes in plain or mixed spice and sultana flavors and topped with either cream or ice cream.
2. The Bridge (Beijing)
At The Bridge Café on Chengfu Lu in Beijing’s Wudaokou neighborhood (成府路华清嘉园12号楼1号), apple pie is filled with spiced, minced apples and topped with a crunchy and crumble brown sugar crust.
3. Pie Face (Sydney)
Pie Face's apple pie recipe includes apple juice, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, sultanas, and a handmade sweet pastry. The bakery chain, with 21 stores in Sydney and shops throughout Australia and in New York City, also sells an array of sweet pies, savory meat pies, sausage rolls, baguette sandwiches, and pastries.
4. JW's Steakhouse (JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai)
The apple pie dessert served at JW's Steakhouse on Abu Baker Al Siddique Road comes with a helping vanilla ice cream. Other featured desserts on the menu include a trilogy of chocolate, mango, and rosemary creme brûlées and crepes with Chiboust cream and Jamaica pepper spice apple.
5. My Sweetie Pie Bakery & Cafe (Taipei, Taiwan)
Near the ShiDa Night Market, My Sweetie Pie on ShiDa Road (大安區師大路93巷3號) serves up a deep-dish apple pie with a lattice-work crust and a filling of juicy sliced apples spiced with raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pie is served by the slice and can be ordered à la mode.
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