A quick search on the web will tell you that the history of pie dates all the way back to the Neolithic period of ancient Egypt. That’s a solid “proof of concept” if ever there was one.
Granted, the pies enjoyed in those days bear little resemblance to the sweet, flaky goodness that grandma pulls out of the oven today. But it does give you a sense of the epic history of this classic dessert.
Even after all these years, the popularity of pie shows no signs of slowing down. According to IRI data, just last year pie sales were up 15.5% from a year ago for the 52 weeks ending August 7, 2016.
The website bakingbusiness.com attributes the continued momentum in pie sales to the strong association people have with pies around the holidays. Savvy pie bakers are extending this appeal to new holiday occasions—such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and the Fourth of July—to drive sales throughout the year.
And let’s not forget that March 14th has not only become known as “Pi Day” (3.14), but also as “Pie Day.” This mathematically inspired holiday provides one more great opportunity to put pies in the spotlight.
However you decide to feature pies on your menu, Sweet Street makes it easy to get started with a wide range of flavors, formats and ideal serving occasions.
You can’t go wrong when you look to the classics. Our Big Apple Pie features mounds and mounds of tart, fresh, crisp apples, saucy with cinnamon apple cider and loaded with crunchy granola’d crumbs. It’s an American institution that’s perfect any time of year.
Meanwhile, Sweet Street’s Key Lime Pie is a tartly refreshing choice that’s particularly ideal for hot summer days.
Sweet Street also offers several pies that play perfectly into the expanded holiday sales strategy. For instance, nothing goes better on St. Patrick’s Day than our Irish Cream Bash®. And why not feature the decadence of our Bourbon Street Pecan Pie during Mardi Gras season?
When the traditional holidays roll around, look no further than Sweet Street’s Pumpkin Cranberry Bash®, featuring delicate pumpkin custard with fresh, tart cranberries in a ginger-snapped crust.
All of these luscious choices provide wonderful reasons to celebrate the timeless appeal of pie.