NEW CASTLE, Del., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate National Pie Day, Emile Henry has created a giveaway package called AsEasyAsPie. Pie lovers can enter to win this package of pie baking tools and ingredients which includes an Emile Henry ceramic pie dish, a $250 Emile Henry website gift card, a Duralex 6-quart glass bowl, a Lékué silicone baking mat, a Rösle egg whisk, a JK Adams French dowel rolling pin, the America's Best Pies 2016-2017 cookbook by the American Pie Council (APC) and a Duncan Hines® Comstock® & Wilderness® Pie Baking Kit. The Duncan Hines Comstock® kit includes six cans of the new Duncan Hines Comstock® Wilderness® Simply Pie Filling, a canned pie filling that is more like homemade because it has no artificial preservatives and no color added. The kit will also include six Duncan Hines cake mixes ideal for making unique piecrusts.
Bakers can enter at http://bit.ly/AsEasyAsPieGiveaway by submitting the name of their favorite pie filling or cake mix and by liking both the Duncan Hines and the Emile Henry Facebook pages. The contest will run from November 23, 2016 to January 15, 2017. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on January 23, 2017, National Pie Day.
Emile Henry created its first Pie Dish for the American market over 20 years ago and was awarded a design patent for the fluted shape. The Emile Henry pie dish is a natural product handcrafted from Burgundy clay in France. The dish is highly resistant to breakage and can go directly from the freezer to the oven. Visit http://www.emilehenryusa.com.
Duncan Hines® inspires today's passionate bakers to "Don't Just Say it, Bake It" by exploring the endless possibilities of innovative and decadent baking creations. For more information on Duncan Hines, log onto http://www.duncanhines.com.
Duncan Hines Comstock® Wilderness® is the official retail Pie Filling of the American Pie Council and the Emile Henry Pie Dish is the official pie dish of the annual APC National Pie Championships, scheduled for May 5 – 6, 2017 in Orlando, FL. For more information on the American Pie Council or National Pie Day, visit www.piecouncil.org.
Pie History from the American Pie Council
* Pie has been around since the ancient Egyptian era. These pies were sometimes made in "reeds" which were used for the sole purpose of holding the filling and not for eating with the filling.
* The Romans must have spread the word about pies around Europe as the Oxford English Dictionary notes that the word pie was a popular word in the 14th century. The first pie recipe was published by the Romans and was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie.
* The early pies were predominately meat pies. Pyes (pies) originally appeared in England as early as the twelfth century. The crust of the pie was referred to as "coffyn". There was actually more crust than filling. Often these pies were made using fowl and the legs were left to hang over the side of the dish and used as handles. Fruit pies or tarts (pasties) where probably first made in the 1500s. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie to Queen Elizabeth I.
* Pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them "coffins" like the crust in England. As in the Roman times, the early American piecrusts often were not eaten, but simply designed to hold the filling during baking. It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of coffyn.
* Pie has evolved to become what it is today "the most traditional American dessert". Pie has become so much a part of American culture throughout the years, that we now commonly use the term "as American as apple pie."
SOURCE Emile Henry