December 1st is National Fried Pie Day!

Apparently there’s a day for everything…

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays


Here are today’s five things to know about Fried Pie:

Fried pies are small fried dessert pastries, which have fruit fillings wrapped in the dough.


Fried apple pies were first introduced in McDonald’s in 1968, originally fried in lard.


New Hampshire fried pies were the favorite dessert of U.S. president Franklin Pierce.


The two most popular flavors of fried pies in the deep South are apple and peach.


Roadside stands in the South often refer to fried pies as “Crab Lanterns.”


Today’s Food History

  • 1878 The first telephone was installed in the White House in Washington, D.C. Alexander Graham Bell installed it himself. Rutherford B. Hayes was president.
  • 1885 Pepper is sold for the first time.
  • 1886 Rex Stout, American crime writer was born. More than 70 of his novels and stories feature the fictional gourmand/gourmet detective, Nero Wolfe. Archie Goodwin, the detective’s assistant, described him as weighing 

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