National Peach Pie Day is celebrated on August 24 of every year. This is also the peak time of the peach harvest season. If we think about it, there isn’t a day in the year when we aren’t thinking about peach pies, or other pies for that matter! National Peach Pie Day is a celebration for anyone who loves peach pies — be it those with a sweet tooth or bakers. The day is celebrated by eating, baking, and gifting peach pies. Try out this delicious dessert on National Peach Pie Day, especially if you haven’t tasted it yet.
History of National Peach Pie Day
We don’t actually know how or when National Peach Pie Day celebrations began. Since the peach fruit harvest usually takes place between June and August, August 24 was picked probably to bid farewell to the harvest season and feast on some delicious pies. Some people observe National Peach Pie Day as an extended celebration of National Eat A Peach Day.
Pies are easy to make. A pie is a baked dish prepared by a pastry dough casing such that the fillings get covered. The fillings in a pie can either be sweet or spicy, and some pies may even contain meat. Pies can be served in a variety of sizes, that range from bite-size for a quick snack to the ones that can be shared with the entire family. A pie made with fresh peaches is not just delicious to eat but also quite healthy. It tastes even better when served with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a glass of cold milk. Since peaches are also rich in nutritional content, a peach pie is the perfect way to get your vitamins while also enjoying a well-loved dessert. On this day, instead of just peach pies, you can also taste pies made of unique fillings such as mangoes, avocados, or strawberries. You can expand your palate and try pies from different regions to appreciate how truly versatile the dessert is. As the peach season comes to an end, we can think of no better way of celebrating than National Peach Pie Day.
National Peach Pie Day timeline
The first reference to apple pies is made by poet R. Greene.
Pumpkin pies are mentioned in English cookbooks.
Pies become popular in America.
“The Modern Encyclopedia Of Cooking” lists 65 different varieties of sweet pies.
National Peach Pie Day FAQs
How do you thicken peach pie filling?
Very often, flour or cornstarch is used to thicken pie filling, but in certain instances, tapioca, arrowroot, and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency.
Do you have to peel peaches for pie?
The peel actually provides great color, texture, and flavor. All you have to do is gently rub off the peach fuzz with a kitchen towel.
What kind of peaches are best for pie?
Yellow peaches are best for pies. Firmer flesh of yellow peaches will soften when baked, but still hold their shape in a pie. White varieties will soften and turn to mush. The acidity of yellow peaches is also preferred because it balances out the sweetness, keeping the pie from being overly sweet.
National Peach Pie Day Activities
Eat a peach pie
Why stop at just a slice? Celebrate National Peach Pie Day by treating yourself to a whole peach pie.
Bake a peach pie
You could also bake a peach pie for National Peach Pie Day. Look up recipes online or bring out the family recipe book and get baking.
Feast on peaches
You can never have enough peaches. Once you are done baking and eating the pies, treat yourself to some freshly cut peach slices, peach iced teas, or anything peach flavored.
5 Facts About Peaches That Will Blow Your Mind
The fruits have another name
Peaches used to be known as Persian Apples.
There are many varieties of peaches
There are almost 700 different varieties of peaches.
Peaches have a month-long celebration
August is celebrated as National Peach Month.
The U.S. loves its peaches
The country grows 1.9 billion pounds of peaches every year.
There’s a Peach State
Georgia is also known as “Peach State.”
Why We Love National Peach Pie Day
Peach pies are delicious
Peach pies make for a delicious dessert and who wouldn't want to celebrate a day that encourages us to make and relish these pies!
It celebrates the peach harvest season
June to August is the peach harvest season. National Peach Pie Day also celebrates the bountiful harvest of the season.
A day to try different pies
Along with peach pies, you can also taste different sweet and spicy pies on National Peach Pie Day. It’s a great day to try different pies.
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