National Blueberry Pie Day

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Pies up, pie enthusiasts! Step aside, apple and peach, because we're here to talk about the unsung hero of the pie universe: the humble blueberry pie. Mark your calendars because every year on April 28th, we honor this pastry delight on National Blueberry Pie Day. Who knew berries had a day? Apart from cranberries, dipped in endless Thanksgiving glory, that is!

When is Blueberry Pie Day?

It's national blueberry pie day on the 28th April.

A Day of Purple Pies

Back in 2015, on April 28th, the National Blueberry Pie Day celebrations reached a peak when the internet exploded with a whopping 2500 mentions of this juicy, purple delight. Yes, you heard it right! The simple, sweet, and unassuming blueberry pie had its day of fame, taking social media by storm with #blueberrypieday hashtags, mouth-watering pictures and enough recipes to keep you baking for a blue moon.

Crusts and Fills

The beauty of blueberry pie is that it's mind-bogglingly easy to make. All it takes is a crust, obviously, but then it's just a matter of tossing blueberries in a little sugar, squeezing in some lemon for that tart kick, sprinkling a bit of your favorite spices, and you're good to bake! Don't forget the generous blob of ice cream or fresh cream on top—because what's pie without a little extra indulgence, right?

Purple Love

So why do we celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day? Simple. Love. Love for that burst of sweet and sour in every bite, that divine purple stain on your tongue, and the joy of sharing this homely dessert with family and friends. Because at the end of the day, pie is all about bringing people together—almost like peace in pastry form.

Be a Part of Berry Revolution

So, are you ready to be a part of this berry-licious journey of celebrating National Blueberry Pie Day? Whether you're a seasoned pie-maker, or just a kid with a love for all things sweet, this day has something for everyone. Remember, every blueberry pie you bake, every slice you share, helps keep the spirit of this fun-filled day alive. Let's bake the world a better place, one pie at a time!

History behind the term 'Blueberry Pie'


The birth of blueberries

Blueberries have been growing wild in North America for thousands of years, with Native Americans being the first to appreciate their unique flavor and health benefits. They would incorporate the berries into various dishes, including pies.


Colonists discover blueberries

When the pilgrims arrived in North America on the Mayflower, they encountered Native American tribes who introduced them to the delicious blueberries. The colonists quickly embraced the fruit and began incorporating it into their culinary traditions.


First blueberry pie recipe published

The earliest known publication of a blueberry pie recipe appeared in the "Settlement Cook Book" in 1872. This recipe spread across the country, popularizing the idea of making blueberries the star ingredient in a pie.


Commercial cultivation of blueberries

Farmers started cultivating blueberries on a larger scale in the early 20th century. This allowed the availability of fresh blueberries to increase, making it easier for people to gather the fruit for their pies.


Blueberry pie becomes an American classic

During World War II, blueberry pie became a symbol of American comfort and patriotism. The United States Armed Forces even included blueberry pie as part of their soldiers' rations, solidifying its status as a beloved American dessert.


Blueberry pie gains national recognition

In 2003, the United States Department of Agriculture officially declared July as "National Blueberry Month" to celebrate the abundance and versatility of blueberries. Blueberry pie, being one of the most iconic blueberry recipes, gained further recognition and appreciation.

Did you know?

Did you know the humble blueberry is one of the only foods that is naturally blue in color? Nature really got creative with this one!


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27th April 2015

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28th April 2015

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