The smell of delicious, rich, warm pie is a dessert classic, but did you know you can eat it for breakfast too? Eating pie for breakfast isn’t a new idea. Romans and Egyptians enjoyed pie in pastry form, and meat pies were a breakfast staple during the 16th century. Here’s a guide to pie, including a brief history and why eating it for breakfast is worthwhile.
The History of Pie
The word “pye” first appeared in the 14th century in Europe, and it’s believed that the Romans introduced it throughout the continent during their conquests. Leading up to the 18th century, cultures across Europe created unique pies, many of which had fish, pork, or meat in them. They were favored by the lower class because they were generally cheap to make. When the early colonists brought pie to the United States, it became very popular and was often enjoyed as a breakfast dish. Farming families ate pie because they needed a rich, filling dish to start their day. As more European settlers arrived, pies became increasingly popular.
Why Eat Pie for Breakfast?
Coffee pairs well with pie, especially those with crème fillings. While pie fillings and toppings can be decadent, many are loaded with vitamin-rich fruit. Crusts can also include nuts and oatmeal, two foods that are rich in protein. Fillings like butternut squash, pumpkin, and sweet potato add a healthy dose of vegetables to your day.
Are you ready to have some pie for breakfast? Stop by Ted’s Bakery in Haleiwa, HI. They’ve built a reputation throughout Sunset Beach and North Oahu for their mouthwatering desserts, coffee, smoothies, and more. As a family-owned restaurant, they believe in creating a comfortable, welcoming environment for their guests, and offer a variety of breakfast and dinner options. Visit them online to see their menu, or call (808) 638-8207 to speak with a member of their team.