Jan 082012
National Pie Day and Laura’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Apple Pie Recipe

Throwing a pie baking – and pie tasting – party for friends or coworkers, or to raise money for a favorite charity, are all delicious ways to celebrate National Pie Day on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Why is National Pie Day celebrated on Jan. 23 or 1/23? Because celebrating the wholesome goodness of pie is as easy as 1-2-3! Bakers of all skill levels are invited to enter the 18th Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships® to be held April 27-29, 2012 in Orlando. Entry forms will be posted soon at Those who prefer to appreciate the nuances of pie [read more…]

 January 8, 2012  Posted by
Mar 212011
Pie, Oh Pie… It’s the APC Great American Pie Festival!

Love pie? Well, there are two new events coming up in Florida and we’d like to share some information with you. If you are a pie lover, these two are a “must see”! The Great American Pie Festival The Prestigious Baking Competition and Family Fun, the APC Great American Pie Festival, Sponsored by Crisco®, is back! When and Where? On April 9 and 10, 2011, pie lovers, tasters and bakers will gather in Celebration, Florida, for two very sweet days! Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 9; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 10. The festival will be held [read more…]

 March 21, 2011  Posted by
Aug 312010
Easy Apple Pie Recipe

There are fewer desserts that conjure up patriotism like the all American apple pie. But before you start singing the National Anthem, apple pie is not as American as you might think. The first apple pies were made in 14th century England. While the basic ingredients were almost the same as the modern day dessert, there were some pretty significant differences. The pastries for the original pies were inedible and used as a container to hold the filling inside. Also, sugar was omitted from the ingredient list as it was very expensive and not readily available so many spices like [read more…]

 August 31, 2010  Posted by
Apr 212010
16th Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships

April 23-25, 2010 The festival will be held at Lakeside Park at 631 Sycamore St. in downtown Celebration. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 24; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 25. Admission to the festival is free, with tickets for the Never-Ending Pie Buffet priced at ($10 adults, $5 ages 65 and up, and $5 ages 6-12.) A national pastime will attract national attention as contestants from across North America sift through their most treasured recipes in hope of finding one that leads to an award-winning pie. Perhaps it’s a family favorite that’s won praise for generations [read more…]

 April 21, 2010  Posted by
Jan 212010
National Pie Day

The American Pie Council (APC) is excited to roll out National Pie Day this January 23. This year, the APC is encouraging pie lovers to show their “pie-triotism” by sharing a pie with a hero in their life. Whether it’s baking or buying a pie for a member of the military or their family, the local fireman, teacher or your parent, the gift of pie is a sincere gesture of kindness. APC members are also offering coupons on to make buying or making a pie more affordable, as well as offering their own special pie day activities. For details, go [read more…]

 January 21, 2010  Posted by
Nov 162009
Thanksgiving Desserts: Apple Pie-Eyed Recipe

Ingredients: Crust – 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 cup chilled lard, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 5 tablespoons (or more) ice water Filling – 2/3 cup Thompson seedless raisins 1 cup Finger Lakes Distilling Maplejack Liqueur 9 NYS Cortland apples, peeled, cored & sliced thin 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 tablespoons butter Directions: Place raisins in a shallow, non metallic container and cover with Maplejack liqueur. Cover and let sit for at least 1 day but preferrably 3 [read more…]

 November 16, 2009  Posted by
Mar 232009
Want to go to the Pie Festival? Read more!

It seems that the American Pie Council is still looking for contestants as well as judges for this year’s Pie Festival, April 25-26. The Pie Festival is held in Orlando,Florida. Costs for the Never Ending Pie Buffet are: $10 adults, $5 ages 65 and up; $5 ages 6-12. Here are more details from the organizers: American Pie Council Seeks North America’s Top Bakers to Compete in Prestigious 15th Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships  APC Now Registering Amateur, Professional and Commercial Bakers, as well as   Junior Chefs at  CHICAGO, IL (Feb. 2, 2009) – Calling all amateur, professional and [read more…]

 March 23, 2009  Posted by
Mar 212009
Pie Fun Facts

Approx. $700 million in pies (approx. 186 million units) are sold in grocery stores every year. This does not include restaurants, food service or price clubs, only grocery stores. If you lined up the number of pies sold at U.S. grocery stores in one year, they would circle the globe and then some. According to a 2008 survey by Crisco® and American Pie Council: •Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%) •Pie just isn’t for after-dinner dessert. Thirty-five percent of Americans say they’ve had [read more…]

 March 21, 2009  Posted by