It’s the holiday season and definitely time for enjoying delicious pies (heck, I think it’s always the season of pies)
Pies have definitely been around for thousands of years. The Greeks are often attributed with originating the pastry shell – the vessel for the ‘pie’, while Romans are cited as filling these pastry shells with different kinds of meat, and in England, references to the pie extend back to medieval times. And, while the pie may not have originated here, there is no doubt that America has truly embraced the pie.
Americans enjoy pies in all shapes, sizes and flavors – from sweet to savory; from deep dish to tartlets; and from cream to custard. Pies can be filled with berries, vegetables, meat and nuts, and generations have enjoyed handing down treasured family pie recipes.
Whether they’re baked for a contest, enjoyed at home, or tossed in someone’s face, pie is a tradition that we have all enjoyed.
If you are looking for some great pie-baking accessories, check out HIC brands, which includes inspiration for perfect pie baking, with accessories to get you through the holiday season. Whether it is the classic Mrs. Anderson’s rolling pins, pie shields, or lattice topper, with the right ie baking accessories on hand, you’ll be enjoying delicious pies this holiday season — and beyond.
The Oxford Companion to Food suggests the word “pie” was derived from magpie (a bird known for collecting lots of things). Go ahead, become a magpie and collect lots of great things to put in your pies. Here are a few recipes to get you started.