Today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. How does lemon meringue rank among America’s favorite pies?
Schwann Food Company, maker of Mrs. Smith’s Pies, surveyed Americans on their three favorite pies. The results:
1. Apple Pie
Did you ever wonder about the phrase, “apple pie order,” meaning perfectly organized? What does apple pie have to do with organization? Perhaps it’s due to the neat layering of sliced apples in an apple pie?
Actually, it’s likely an English mis-translation from the French nappe pliée, meaning neatly folded linen napkins. The phrase was first recorded in 1780 in Pasley’s Private Sea Journals: “Their Persons Clean and in apple-pie order on Sundays.” The Oxford English Dictionary’s entry comes from Sir Walter Scott in 1813.
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