Delightful, sugary apple pie

A pie chart (really) created by the American Pie Council reveals that apple is, in fact, the most popular dessert in the United States.

Pumpkin, chocolate, lemon meringue, and cherry come in second, third, and fourth, respectively.

I don't want to bust your patriotic bubble, but this is not a cuisine that originates from the United States of America.

According to John Mariani, a food critic, apple pies first appeared in the United States in the year 1780, which is a significant amount of time after they were famous in England.

The seeds of apples were introduced to the continent by the Pilgrims, who were not local to the region.

So, what exactly is the issue with the connection of the star-spangled banner? According to John Lehndorff, who is a member of the Pie Council, "When you say that something is 'as American as apple pie,'

what you are really saying is that the item came to this country from another country and was transformed into an experience that is uniquely American."

And you are suggesting that when we eat it, Americans recognize something that is so excellent that it deserves to be considered an icon, regardless of whether or not it has vanilla ice cream or cheddar cheese on top.

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