Apple pie, American?
While pies are thought by many to be an American invention and even the National dish by some, pies actually date back to 9500 BC. I will concede that it is most likely we Americans who have perfected the art of pie making.
With Thanksgiving around the corner and pies being a traditional part of the holiday meal, I thought there would be no better time to discuss the dish. This week I will be discussing various types of pies and their components.
The crust - flakey, mealy, crumb, meringue.
The topping - cream, meringue, crumb, crust.
The filling - custard, cream, chiffon, fruit, nut, meat.
There are many dishes that could be considered a pie and I will try to cover the most common so come back here tomorrow for the beginning of the discussion.