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National Eat A Red Aplle Day / National Pie Day

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NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY

On December 1, National Eat a Red Apple Day encourages everyone to eat a red apple. As the adage goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and today is a perfect time to put that theory to taste.

An apple is both delicious and nutritious. With over 7,500 varieties of apples and over 7.5% of the world’s production coming from the USA, apples are widely available.

When it comes to a difference in health benefits between red and green apples, it’s a close call. Both have their advantages. Green apples beat the red apple slightly in fiber content. They also have less sugar and carbohydrates. However, red apples tend to taste better eaten fresh. They’re already naturally sweet and don’t require added sugar. The red apple slightly edges out the green in antioxidants. 

Most green apples are reserved for baking and preserves. Since most green apples are tart, the added sugar in recipes brings about a better flavor for eating. 

What's your favorite type of apple? I prefer honey crisp. Don't care as much for green apples.

 

NATIONAL PIE DAY

Each year on December 1, dessert lovers across the United States enjoy a slice of their favorite on National Pie Day.

This is the 2nd time in a year this national treasure has a day. The first and more popular designation falls on January 23. 

While it might be the lesser of the two celebrated PIE days (there is also National Pi Day on March 14), it happens to fall smack dab in the middle of a major pie making season. 

Take away ice cream as a dessert choice and most people are either cake people or pie people. Or to put it another way, most people have cake or pie with their ice cream! Combine bumper crops from our gardens and fruit trees with a booming holiday season full of baked goods, cool weather and rosy-cheeked children; it’s time to tie on those apron strings and get baking.

Of course, we aren’t limited to dessert. Savory pot pies provide comfort on a cold winters day and the satisfaction a family cook needs when caring for a family.

What's your favorite pie? I love what seems to be a sort of "local" pie here in FL...sour orange pie. A relative, I think, of key lime pie. Way better for me though.

 

 

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