As we celebrate National Cherry Pie Day this week here are fun facts you might want to know about your pie courtesy of Express
1. The medieval Egyptians are believed to have eaten pies filled with figs or dates 3,000 years ago.
2. The oldest known pie recipe, was from a rye-crusted goat’s cheese and honey pie in ancient Rome, that is about 2,000 years ago.
3. Pies first appeared in Britain in the 12th century, usually spelt ‘pye’ and containing meat. Fruit pies did not appear until the 16th century.
4. The crust of the pie was then most commonly known as a ‘coffyn of paste’. The base was a rectangular box of pastry.
5. The descriptive words most likely to precede ‘pie’ are ‘apple’, ‘American’, ‘mince’, and ‘humble’, with ‘pumpkin’ and ‘meat’ sharing fifth place.
6. The World Custard Pie Championships were first held in 1967 in the village of Coxheath, Kent.
7. Teams of four stand eight feet apart and hurl their pies at the opponents. Points are awarded for hits and deducted for misses.
8. The pies used in the World Custard Pie Throwing Championships do not contain custard.
9. The verb ‘to pie’ meaning ‘to throw a custard pie at’ was first recorded in 1977.
10. “If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the Universe” (Carl Sagan).