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Apple Pie Is Not Actually From America!

Turns out the phrase "as American as apple pie" doesn't mean anything, because apple pie originated in England!


Slice of apple pie.

The first known recipe for apple pie dates back to 1381 in England. According to Food42, the recipe for apple pie was "developed from culinary influences from France, the Netherlands, and even the Ottoman Empire. In fact, apple trees weren't even native to North America until the Europeans arrived...Eventually, European settlers brought the dish to the colonies, where they used the domesticated apples they had introduced to the continent to make pies. The dish quickly caught on."


Today, apple pie is considered one of the most patriotic American dishes!

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