American Pie Council

National Pie Day!

Pie It Forward

Enjoy a slice (or two!) of your favorite pie with your favorite people


The American Pie Council (APC) encourages Americans across the country to “pie” it forward on Jan. 23, 2018 for National Pie Day. Celebrating our nation’s favorite holiday food, National Pie Day provides an opportunity for family and friends to get together, bake, eat and enjoy their favorite pies. This year, the APC invites everyone to pass forward the cherished memories of times spent in the kitchen by sharing their culinary creations with those serving the community. Giving to law enforcement officers, first responders, teachers and others helps foster the feeling of togetherness as only a freshly baked pie can. To “pie” it forward means to spread appreciation – of pies and of community.

“Our nation was founded in a strong sense of community, and National Pie Day is the perfect way to reach out and remind each other of that unity and our shared love for America’s favorite dessert,” said Linda Hoskins, executive director of the American Pie Council.

The sweet aroma of a pie in the oven recalls the sense of home for many Americans. Pie is one of the most versatile foods, with endless filling possibilities, and passing down recipes from generation to generation has created unbreakable family traditions. To celebrate National Pie Day, spend time to connect over a shared love of pie, pull out favorite recipes, or try one of the award-winning pies from the APC’s 2017 National Pie Championships at Understanding that not everyone has the time to bake from scratch, the APC also gave some other helpful tips for celebrating National Pie Day.

Ideas for celebrating National Pie Day on Jan. 23, 2018

·                     Bake or purchase a pie for friends and family

·                     Share a pie with those serving the community

·                     On the way to work, pick up a grocery pie for co-workers

·                     Host a pie party

·                     Have a pie throwing contest

·                     Watch pie-cherishing movies like The Help

Regardless of how National Pie Day is celebrated, it is the perfect way to continue the giving spirit of the holidays well into the new year. Warming the heart, feeding the soul and bringing happiness to all is why the American Pie Council continues to promote the heritage and love of pie-baking and pie enjoyment.


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