The Most Popular Pie from Every Decade
At the turn of the century, bananas were still sold as an exotic fruit in America, and cookbooks used them creatively.
1900s: Banana Cream Pie
Despite the invention of refrigerators in 1913, most Americans still used iceboxes.
1910s: Icebox Pie
This 1920s New England dessert featured cake-like cookies and gooey fillings.
1920s: Whoopie Pies
Vinegar-filled "desperation pies" Mixing vinegar with sugar creates a sweet-tart, velvety custard.
1930s: Vinegar Pie
This traditional pie became famous in the 1940s. Many American soldiers fought World War II "for motherhood and apple pie."
1940s: Apple Pie
Jell-O is quintessential '50s. (Maybe Leave it to Beaver reruns) Mrs. Cleaver probably would have made a fruit-filled gelatin pie.
1950s: Jell-O Pie
1960s convenience ingredients and the Grasshopper cocktail were popular.
1960s: Grasshopper Pie
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