What Is Pie?
A pie is a baked dish that consists of a pastry or crumb crust with a filling, usually baked in a shallow pan with sloped sides. Pies are usually round and between 8 and 10 inches in diameter, though this isn’t always true. In many cases, there’s a second crust on top that encloses the filling, but some pies only have a bottom crust. And fillings can be either sweet or savory, though they’re more commonly sweet.
Pie is a popular dessert in the United States and has been since the colonial era. Due to this, apple pie is considered a symbol of traditional American cooking. Other popular American pie varieties include pecan pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cream pie, and sweet potato pie.