Jan 232014
Survey Gives a Taste of Country’s Relationship With an  All-American Dessert Celebrated on National Pie Day, Jan. 23

When movie-goers see Paramount Pictures’ “Labor Day,” which opens later this month, they’re likely to emerge from theaters craving a slice of good ol’ American pie. Not surprisingly, their preferred choice of pie most likely will be apple. Both assumptions are based on findings in a recent independent survey commissioned by the American Pie Council, whose National Pie Day holiday on January 23 is being sponsored by “Labor Day.” Premiering on January 31, the movie, starring Kate Winslet, in a Golden Globe-nominated role, and Josh Brolin and directed by Jason Reitman, includes a salient scene that shares the APC’s message [read more…]

 January 23, 2014  Posted by
Sep 182012
The American Pie Council Presents Pies, Pies and More Pies  In New Book Featuring 18 Years of Award-Winning Recipes

Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the American Pie Council (APC)/Crisco National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America.  America’s Best Pies: Nearly 200 Recipes You’ll Love (Skyhorse Publishing, October 2012, SRP $24.95) by the American Pie Council with Linda Hoskins is a collection of 200 delicious recipes that have won awards over the 18 years of the championship competition.  The book will be available for sale this October on and through select national booksellers and online book retailers. From the unusual like My Big Fat Italian Strawberry Basil Wedding Pie [read more…]

 September 18, 2012  Posted by
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
Apr 042011
“Put the Lime in the Coconut” Custard Pie Recipe

Another awesome recipe provided by The American Pie Council: “PUT THE LIME IN THE COCONUT” CUSTARD PIE by Christine Fiedorowicz 2010 Custard Category Serves 8-10 Ingredients: Crust: 1 1/2 cups flour ½ cup + 1TBSP shortening 1 tsp salt 4 tbsp water with 1 tsp vinegar Filling: 1 14oz Can Condensed Milk 9oz cream of coconut 1 cup heavy cream 1 Tsp coconut extract 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 4 large eggs beaten Topping: 4 oz Lime curd ½ cups shredded/flake coconut – sweetened Directions: Crust: 1. Mix flour and salt, cut shortening into flour mixture then add water/vinegar mixture.  Form [read more…]

 April 4, 2011  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
Jan 082011
Chocolate Raisin Walnut Pie Recipe

National Pie Day is coming on January 23rd. Are you ready? In the following days we’ll be featuring a few award-winning pie recipes courtesy of the American Pie Council®. Chocolate Raisin Walnut Pie Best of Show Professional Division, 2010 1st Place Raisin Andrea Spring, Bradenton, FL CRUST 1-1/2 cups Crisco shortening 1 tsp white vinegar 2 T milk ½ cup hot water 4 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp salt 1 T cornstarch Combine shortening, vinegar and milk.  Pour in hot water.  Mix well.  In separate bowl, mix together flour, salt and cornstarch.  Combine flour mixture with shortening mixture until dough forms.  Separate [read more…]

 January 8, 2011  Posted by
Nov 222010
Chess Pie Recipe

Chess pie is a Southern delicacy. With simple ingredients like butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, and eggs, it is also a simple delicacy. Because of its simple ingredients and delicious flavor, chess pie has become a staple in Southern kitchens. The dessert has humble beginnings in plantation kitchens where ingredients were scarce. Some food historians say that chess pie began as a cheese-less cheesecake. Whatever its beginnings were, this pie is a truly decadent treat that Southerners and Northerners alike can enjoy. This recipe is a family heirloom of sorts. It has been passed down from great, great-grandmothers and is still [read more…]

 November 22, 2010  Posted by
Oct 072010
Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

In a sea of rich chocolate and sugary sweet dessert options, lemon meringue pie stands out as a tart alternative. With its velvety smooth filling and light as air meringue, this pie is unmatched in flavor and texture. It is a staple in summer when lemons are at their peak, but can be enjoyed any time of the year as a special treat. This recipe is very simple and calls for basic ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Prepare ahead of time to allow to cool and set before serving. This special dessert is a great treat that [read more…]

 October 7, 2010  Posted by