Around the World in 20 Desserts

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Apple Pie (United States)
What is apple pie?
Apple pie is heralded as the quintessential American dessert, serving as a culinary symbol of the nation's prosperity ... more 
Photo by: iStockphoto / thinkstock
Apple Pie (United States)
What is apple pie?
Apple pie is heralded as the quintessential American dessert, serving as a culinary symbol of the nation's prosperity and pride in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Apple pie consists of a pastry pie crust and an apple filling often seasoned with nutmeg or cinnamon. The pie takes about an hour in the oven to bake.

Interestingly, apple pie-making does not originate from the United States, but rather it was a concept brought over by the Pilgrims from England, where the pies were made with unsweetened apples covered by an inedible shell. Eventually, the recipe developed into the well-known dessert enjoyed today.

Where to try apple pie: Apple Pie Bakery Café, Hyde Park, New York
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From crumbly cakes like sfouf from Lebanon to tasty milk tarts from South Africa, sweet treats served at the end of a meal are the incentive for kids to eat their vegetables, the Achilles' heel for most dieters, and the go-to fix for those with sugar addictions.



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So The Daily Meal has gone around the world in 80 desserts to delve into the different variations of delicious dessert delights across the globe, and tell you where to try them. For travelers craving something sweet, Around the World in 80 Desserts is a gastronomic guide through the sugars, syrups, and spices of the world's scrumptious signature treats.



We've covered six continents' worth of cakes, cookies, and custards heavenly enough to make any diner loosen his or her belt and satisfy any sweet tooth.



Whatever dish captivates you, these mouthwatering desserts promise to submerge your taste buds in a candied and caramelized culinary wonderland sure to induce a saccharine-sweet delirium.



- Clare Sheehan, The Daily Meal



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