Thursday, April 28, 2011

National Blueberry Pie Day

mmmmm...good looking pie
Blueberry pie is a gooey, delicious comfort food that is perfect for any occasion! This sweet type of pie can be filled with fresh or frozen blueberries, blueberry filling, or even blueberry custard.

Pies with fruit filling have been around since Colonial Times in America. Women would often pick ripe fruits like apples, peaches, blueberries, and strawberries and bake them into pies.

Today, blueberry pie is one of the more popular pie flavors in the United States. It is also quite common at summer picnics and July 4th celebrations when blueberries are in season.

Great brain food too!
Did you know that Maine produces more blueberries than any other state? In fact, Maine produces 25% of all low bush blueberries in North America. That makes this New England state the largest producer of blueberries in the world! 

Head to your favorite bakery or make your own tasty blueberry pie to enjoy on National Blueberry Pie Day!


For dessert after lunch!
 (Special thanks to Punchbowl.com.)

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