7 Fun Ways to Make Apple Pie!

Today we are celebrating the apple pie!  Why?  Well, I’m not quite sure, but any reason to celebrate a dessert is just fine by me!  In honor of the day, I found 7 fun ways to make apple pie!  Enjoy!

7 fun ways to make apple pie

 Did you know? Apples are a member of the rose family!  It has been determined that they originated in the area between the Caspian and Black Sea, and we have been enjoying them since at least 6500 BC!

Can’t tell you exactly when the apple pie was invented, but whoever thought of it gets a big “high five” from me.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Better Homes and Gardens

Fun Apple Fact: Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air.  This of course makes for great apple bobbing competitions in the fall!

Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated. For optimal storage, apples should be kept at 35-40 degrees with relative humidity of 80-90%.

7 fun ways to make apple pie

Best Ever Apple Pie from The Sensible Mom

More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.  And they are very healthy for you too! Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.  Of course, they aren’t quite as good for you in pie form…

7 fun ways to make apple pie

Apple Pie Snicker Doodle Cookie Bars from Shaken Together

Did you know? The average U.S. consumer eats an estimated 45 pounds of apples a year. Europeans consumers eat 46 pounds a year.

7 fun ways to make apple pie

Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Dumplings from Suzys Sitcom

Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit, but once they get started, they more than make up for the lapse.  The amount of apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.

Dutch Apple Pie from Taste of Home

The top apple producers around the world are China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy. Apples account for 50 percent of international fruit tree production.

7 fun ways to make apple pie

Apple Pie Lasagna from Beyond Frosting

Did you know?  Despite modern technology, most apples are still handpicked?

7 fun ways to make apple pie

Apple Pie Apples from Deep in the Heart of Tejas

So check some of the great sites and maybe even try a couple of these delicious apple recipes!  Bet you are hooked in no time!

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