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Money Hacks Carnival #64 – As American As Apple Pie

Welcome to the 64th edition of the Money Hacks Carnival!

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If you aren’t aware by now, today is May 13th. That means National Apple Pie Day has arrived!

Before I educate you about the history of Apple Pie…

Here are my favorite posts out of the 88 submissions:

Definitely check out those 6 articles. Now onto the rest of the Money Hacks Carnival!

This is one of the first records of modern Applie Pie. The year is 1390. The pastry (coffins) were not meant to be eaten.

XXIII. For To Make Tartys in Applis

Tak gode Applys and gode Spryeis and Figys and reyfons and Perys and wan they are wel ybrayed co-lourd wyth Safron wel and do yt in a cofyn and do yt forth to bake well.


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Money Management

By the 16th century, sugar was more readily available and the pastry could be eaten.

To make pyes of grene apples - Take your apples and pare them cleane and core them as ye wyll a Quince, then make youre coffyn after this maner, take a lyttle fayre water and half a dyche of butter and a little Saffron, and sette all this upon a chafyngdyshe tyll it be hoate then temper your flower with this sayd licuor, and the whyte of two egges and also make yourcoffyn and ceason your apples with Sinemone,Gynger and Suger ynoughe. Then putte them into your coffin and laye halfe a dyshe of butter above them and so close your coffin, and so bake them.


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Education & Career

When the colonists arrived in North America in the 17th century, they were confronted with plenty of problems. One of them was apple pie.

You see… the English colonists arrived and found only crab apples, which are the only native apples to the US. European settlers arrived and brought with them their English customs and favorite fruits. In colonial time apples were called winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth.


Investing & The Economy


Creating a tradition.

In the 18th century, we Americans really started to stake our claim to Apple Pie. The Swedish parson, Dr. Israel Acrelius, wrote about the New Sweden settlement on the Delaware: “Apple pie is used throughout the whole year, and when fresh Apples are no longer to be had, dried ones are used. It is the evening meal of children. House pie, in country places, is made of Apples neither peeled nor freed from their cores, and its crust is not broken if a wagon wheel goes over it.”


Home & Mortgage


Apple Pie a la Mode is born.

According to the historians of the Cambridge Hotel in Washington County New York, Professor Charles Watson Townsend, dined regularly at the Cambridge Hotel during the mid 1890′s. He often ordered ice cream with his apple pie. Mrs. Berry Hall, a diner seated next to him, asked what it was called. He said it didn’t have a name, and she promptly dubbed it “Pie a la mode.” Townsend liked the name so much he asked for it each day by that name. When Townsend visited the famous Delmonico Restaurant in New York City, he asked for pie a la mode. When the waiter proclaimed he never heard of it, Townsend chastised him and the manager, and was quoted as saying; “Do you mean to tell me that so famous an eating place as Delmonico’s has never heard of Pie a la Mode, when the Hotel Cambridge, up in the village of Cambridge, NY serves it every day? Call the manager at once, I demand as good serve here as I get in Cambridge.” The following day it became a regular at Delmonico and a resulting story in the New York Sun (a reporter was listening to the whole conversation) made it a country favorite with the publicity that ensued. 


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“We’re fighting for mom and apple pie.”

The phrase “as American as apple pie” actually comes from the World War II era where servicemen and women were instructed to answer reporters that they were fighting for “mom and apple pie.” That brings us to today.


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52 Comments For This Post

  1. Studenomics Says:

    Thanks for the mention and I hope you didn’t go crazy putting this thing together!

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  2. Mike Pastore Says:

    Thanks again for allowing me into this edition. Great work by the way!

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  3. Kaushik Says:

    Thanks for the mention! Great work.

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  4. MoneyEnergy Says:

    Hey MLR, thanks for choosing my article as an editor’s pick, that’s great. I’m glad you liked it! Never been an editor’s pick before. This carnival looks like it was a lot of work. Tons of articles to skim through here, lots to read. Some heavy research going on here, too!:) Great job.

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  5. TStrump Says:

    Thanks for hosting and including me!

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  6. Woman Tribune Says:

    Great roundup of links and thank you so much for including my post!

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  7. Dave Says:

    When you spent too much money previously you have to cut it these time in order to have some enough money left for other important things like when there is a sudden sickness or accident where you need your money instantly.


  8. Canadian Finance Says:

    Thanks for hosting!


  9. Funny about Money Says:

    Thanks for hosting! Gorgeous apple pie (& related…luv that kid!!!) pictures. Make me wish I had some apple pie for breakfast. Thanks for the editor’s pick, too.


  10. FFB Says:

    Great job hosting! Thank you for the honor of an Editor’s Pick!

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  11. The Happy Rock Says:

    Thanks for hosting, I know it is a ton of work.

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  12. Kelly Says:

    Wow, my first editor’s choice! I’m honored! Can’t wait to read through all the other submissions.


  13. J. Money Says:

    Thx for hosting my friend! Well done indeed.

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  14. Jeff@StretchyDollar Says:

    Thanks for the link and for hosting – great pics!

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  15. MyLifeROI Says:

    Thank you all for participating!

    A bunch of great articles, all around!


  16. The Digerati Life Says:

    yum! Thanks for the great carnival! And we just baked apple crisp here! :)

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  17. Darwin's Finance Says:

    Wow, thanks for the mention in your fav’s. great carnival!

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