National Apple Pie Day

May 13

When is National Apple Pie Day?

National Apple Pie Day happens on Monday May 13, 2024.

National Apple Pie Day: A Slice of Americana on May 13th

Get your forks ready because May 13th is National Apple Pie Day! This day is dedicated to celebrating one of America’s most iconic and beloved desserts – the apple pie. With its flaky crust, warm spiced apple filling, and its ability to evoke nostalgia with every bite, apple pie isn’t just a dessert; it’s a symbol of comfort and tradition. Whether you prefer it Γ  la mode, with a slice of cheddar cheese, or just as it is, let’s dive into the delicious world of apple pie and discover new ways to savor this classic treat. πŸπŸŽ‰

The Timeless Appeal of Apple Pie:

Apple pie has been a staple in American cuisine for generations, often associated with warmth, home, and national pride. Its simple, wholesome ingredients blend to create a dessert that is loved by all ages and perfect for any occasion.

Celebrating National Apple Pie Day:

  1. Bake Your Own: There’s nothing quite like a homemade apple pie. Experiment with different apple varieties, spices, or crust styles.
  2. Pie Baking Contest: Host or participate in an apple pie baking contest. It’s a fun way to see different takes on this classic recipe.
  3. Local Bakery Tour: Support your local bakeries by sampling their apple pie offerings.
  4. Share the Love: Share a slice with neighbors, friends, or colleagues to spread the joy of apple pie.

Unique Apple Pie Variations:

  • Dutch Apple Pie: Topped with a sweet, crumbly streusel.
  • Salted Caramel Apple Pie: Drizzled with rich salted caramel for a modern twist.
  • Cheddar Cheese Crust Apple Pie: For a savory contrast, add cheddar to your crust.
  • Mini Apple Pie Bites: Perfect for a small treat or a party snack.
  • Apple Pie Milkshake: Blend a slice with vanilla ice cream for a decadent drink.

Pairing Your Apple Pie:

Enjoy your apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a hot cup of coffee or tea.Β A slice of sharp cheddar cheese with apple pie offers a delightful savory and sweet combination.

Tips for the Perfect Apple Pie:

  • Apple Variety: Use a mix of tart and sweet apples for a balanced filling.
  • Prevent Soggy Bottoms: Prebake your crust or add a layer of breadcrumbs or ground almonds to absorb excess moisture.
  • Let It Rest: Allow the pie to cool before slicing to let the filling set.

The Day After:

Apple pie tastes even better the next day when the flavors have had time to meld together. Enjoy a leftover slice for breakfast or as a sweet treat.

National Apple Pie Day is more than a celebration of a dessert; it’s an homage to a timeless classic that holds a special place in many hearts and kitchens. Whether you’re an apple pie purist or an innovator, there’s no wrong way to celebrate this deliciously iconic pie. So, preheat your ovens, roll out your pastry, and let’s make May 13th a day to remember with the sweet aroma of apple pie! 🍎πŸ₯§

When does National Apple Pie Day happen next year?

National Apple Pie Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday May 13, 2025
  • Wednesday May 13, 2026
  • Thursday May 13, 2027
  • Saturday May 13, 2028
  • Sunday May 13, 2029


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