Each year on December 1st, dessert lovers across the United States enjoy a slice of their favorite on National Pie Day. Pie is so delicious we celebrate it twice a year. The more popular date is January 23rd.

While it might be the lesser of the two celebrated PIE days (don’t forget National Pi Day on March 14th), it happens to fall smack dab in the middle of a major pie-making season.  

Take away ice cream as a dessert choice, and most people choose either cake people or pie people. Or, to put it another way, most people have cake or pie with their ice cream! The day combines our bumper fruit crops with a booming holiday season full of baked goods, cool weather, and rosy-cheeked children. It’s definitely time to tie on those apron strings and get baking.

Of course, we make more than fruit pies! Savory pot pies provide comfort on a cold winter’s day and the satisfaction a family cook needs when caring for a family.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPieDay

Bake up your favorite pie or enjoy some leftover slices from the holidays. Visit the National Day Calendar® Recipe pages to discover some delicious pie-making. We also offer some others, too. When it comes to pie, or any food really, it is best enjoyed with others. Invite someone over for your best pie and coffee. Maybe there’s a friend you haven’t seen for a while. Pie starts conversations, and they’re a great way to #CelebrateEveryDay too!

Pecan Pie
Blueberry Pie
Pumpkin Pie

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National Day Calendar ® continues researching the origins of the 2nd Pie Day.  


Q. Can I serve pie all year long?
A. Yes! Pie is one of those dishes that can be served any time of year.

Q. Do I have to slice a pie in wedges, or can I treat it like a pizza and slice it in squares?
A. Slicing a pie into wedges allows you to serve every element of the pie in equal portions. And it’s not a pizza.

Q. How many pie days are in December?
A. We celebrate two pie days in December: National Pie Day and National Pumpkin Pie Day.

Q. Should a pie be served hot or cold?
A. Most pies are best served warm. However, some exceptions remain.