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Make National Pie Day Last All Week
Posted By Nicole Federica On January 23, 2013 @ 3:29 pm In Food | Comments Disabled
The American Pie Council  declared January 23 National Pie Day in honor of the centuries-old tradition first crafted by the ancient Egyptians. While the APC website details a brief history of pie , it also provides a list of events nation-wide  so that you can find a celebratory event in your area.
If you would prefer to pay tribute to pie in your own kitchen, look no further than AARP’s recipe  for a delicious lemon meringue, sure to bring some sweetness into your day!
5 eggs, separated
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/3 cups hot water
1 tablespoon butter
1 9-inch baked pie shell
10 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
If lemon isn’t your flavor of choice or if you are looking for an inexpensive recipe using ingredients you may already have on hand, here is a recipe for Old-Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie from AARP’s Jeff Yeager , star of the new Cheap Life Show .
Old-Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie
1 cup sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour (minus 1 tablespoon)
1 pint half-and-half or heavy cream
1 unbaked pie crust (9 inch)
3 tablespoons butter
And if savory is more your style, or if you’d like to dedicate dinner solely to pie, try AARP’s recipe for Chicken Yuca Pie .
For more recipes, look to AARP’s Ebook !
Photo Credit: David Maddison via Flickr Creative Commons
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URLs in this post:
 American Pie Council: http://www.piecouncil.org/
 history of pie: http://www.piecouncil.org/Events/NationalPieDay/HistoryOfPies
 a list of events nation-wide: http://www.piecouncil.org/Events/MoreHappenings
 recipe: http://www.aarp.org/food/recipes/info-01-2011/lemon-meringue-pie.html
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/84058305_9afcd4748f_z1.jpg
 Jeff Yeager: http://www.aarp.org/money/experts/jeff_yeager/
 Cheap Life Show: http://www.youtube.com/user/CheapLifeChannel
 Chicken Yuca Pie: http://www.aarp.org/food/recipes/info-05-2011/chicken-yucca-pie.html
 AARP’s Ebook: http://bookstore.aarp.org/WileyCDA/AarpTitle/AARP-Betty-Crocker-Cooking-for-Two.productCd-1118281187.html
 David Maddison : http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmaddison/
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