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As American As Apple Pie
Nothing is as American as apple pie—or is it? Marc says apple pie actually was first eaten in England in the 14th century. The iconic dessert crossed the pond along with the Pilgrims, who brought apple seeds to the New World.

In America, Marc says, apple pie was available to all, but some pies became a sign of aristocracy. "The poorer people didn't have enough money for flour and lard, so they didn't have the upper crust [on their pie]," Marc says. "Only the rich people could do that, and that's where the term 'upper crust' originated."
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FROM: What Makes America America
Published on January 23, 2008

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