No matter how you slice it,
apple pie remains America's favorite.
When it comes to pie, does anyone need encouragement to indulge in this most American
According to a survey by Crisco and the American Pie Council, 92
percent of Americans enjoy eating pie.
And, no matter how you slice it, apple
pie reigns supreme.
More pie fun facts? One out of four Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin pie
or sweet potato pie (17 percent), anything chocolate (14 percent), lemon meringue pie (11 percent) and cherry (10 percent). Nearly twice as many people prefer their
pie unadorned as those who like it "a la mode," with either ice cream
or whipped cream topping.
or made elsewhere? Three out of four Americans overwhelmingly prefer homemade
pie, while 13 percent enjoy pie from a bakery or pastry shop, and only one percent
said they head to the diner for their favorite slice.
In celebration of National Pie Day this
January 23rd, take the opportunity to enjoy this delicious dessert; whether you
go to your favorite local pastry shop or treat yourself to a slice of homemade
pie with family and friends, this is the perfect day to indulge in an old favorite
or even try your hand at something new.
you make it yourself, buy it at a bakery or order it at a restaurant, we hope
that all Americans will warm up on this National Pie Day and enjoy this ultimate
sweet comfort food," said Linda Hoskins, executive director, American Pie
To celebrate National Pie Day, Crisco recognizes home bakers from around the
country, selecting five winners in its All-American Pie Recipe
Contest. Each one wins a trip to the Great
American Pie Festival, in Celebration, Florida, where they
compete with other bakers from around the country in the American
Pie Council/Crisco National Pie Championships for a chance to
win the grand prize and national pie making title.
pie is a dessert that holds a special place at every family table," said
Brenda Dempsey, director of communications, The J.M. Smucker Company. "We
are proud of the role Crisco has played for generations in helping bakers everywhere
create not only the perfect pie crust, but also sweet family memories."
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