Although the pie is not an American invention, it has certainly become an American tradition, thus the term, "as American as apple pie."
Today, Jan. 23, has been deemed National Pie Day by the American Pie Council
Looking for pie in Elkridge?
Try the following local businesses that have bakeries in Elkridge:
- Bimbo Bakeries, 7111 Dorsey Run Rd, Elkridge
- Kupcakes & Co., 6010 Meadowridge Rd, Elkridge
- Green Valley Marketplace, 7280 Montgomery Rd, Elkridge
- Giant Food, 6020 Marshalee Dr, Elkridge
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According to the American Pie Council, pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them "coffins." As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but simply designed to hold the filling during baking. It was during the American Revolution that the term "crust" was used instead of "coffin."