About National Apple Pie Day
According to the American Pie Council, nearly one-in-five Americans prefer apple pie over others, with 35% of those surveyed saying they have apple pie for breakfast.
According to Reader's Digest, apple pie was first baked in England and was brought to America by pilgrims in the 17th century.
An article in The New York Times in 1902 proclaimed the apple pie as the "American synonym for prosperity", with troops in the 20th century saying they were fighting for "mom and apple pie." In 1999, Vermont deemed apple pie as its official state pie.