Given that today is the 4th of July, can you honestly expect me to post ANY other recipe? 😉
As noted on travelmamas.com:
We’ve all heard the phrase, “as American as apple pie.” This beloved dessert, however, did not originate in the United States. Another American phrase, “for Mom and apple pie” became famous during World War II, when this was given as the answer by soldiers when asked why they were heading off to war.
This, in turn, likely transformed into apple pie being known as a symbol for America. This dessert’s popularity amongst so many cultures may be another reason apple pie has become a staple of Americana because the U.S. is where so many cultures blend together.
So where was apple pie invented? The first written recipe goes back to 1381 in b) England. It was printed by Geoffrey Chaucer and included apples, figs, raisins, pears and a pastry shell (but no sugar). Are you bananas for this pie? Celebrate on May 13, National Apple Pie Day.
Citizens, my recipe is based on the superlative and unmatched pie created by legendary pastry chef Jim Dodge. His pastry crust is unchanged (don’t mess with perfection!) but I have altered the filling with specific varieties of the fruit and spices I believe are the ideal complements to my palate.
Tapioca flour can be ordered from The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalogue, 1-800-827-6836. You can also grind pearl tapioca to a fine powder in a spice/nut grinder or a coffee bean grinder. (Cornstarch can be used as a substitute.)
What more can be said except that this will be the finest Apple Pie you’ll ever taste?! 🙂
Battle on and Happy Independence Day – The Generalissimo
The Hirshon Apple Pie
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