December 1st is National Fried Pie Day!

Apparently there’s a day for everything…

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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.

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

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

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

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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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