American Pie Council

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American Pie Council

More About APC

For the love of pie

The American Pie Council® is the definitive organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting the nation’s love affair with the all-American dessert. APC members include commercial/independent, professional and amateur bakers, as well as industry suppliers and pie lovers.

If you love pie, it’s time to take your rightful place at our table and become a member of the American Pie Council®.

People with pie
People with pie
Lemon berry pie
People with pie
Lemon berry pie

National Pie Championships®

The 2024 APC National Pie Championships® were held in Orlando on April 29 and 30 at the Embassy Suites South of Lake Buena Vista. The competition always is open to all commercial/independent, professional and amateur pie makers from throughout North America.

Become a Member

The “Pie Times” is an exclusive, members-only quarterly newsletter with the latest information on the baking industry & pie trends. It will keep you up to date on what’s new in the pie world.


Calling pie enthusiasts of all ages! Want to be at the heart of the tastiest event of the year? The NPC is searching for amazing volunteers like you. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a luscious pie.


Become a sponsor of the APC National Pie Championships® and the Pie Learning Center and help the pie industry grow! Showcase your product or service to pie makers of all levels.

Celebrate Pie on Two Annual Holidays

Pie fans are encouraged to share their appreciation with hashtag #NationalPieDay on social media.
Which is your favorite?

National Pie Day

January 23

Whether it is apple, pumpkin, pecan, blueberry, cherry, peach, Key lime, lemon meringue, coconut cream, sweet potato, mince or countless more, the sweet, savory tastes are as American as… well, you know. On Jan. 23, the American Pie Council® invites everyone from sea to shining sea to celebrate National Pie Day with a small slice of heaven, the perfect end to any meal or a delicious, “just because” indulgence.

National Pi (π) Day

March 14

Pi Day – March 14 —  recognizes the number π, or pi, and its mathematical significance in describing circles. No matter how small or large the circle, the ratio will always equal 3.14.  
Since traditional pies are round, Pi Day is a perfect excuse to revel in your favorite sweet or savory pie.  What is your favorite way to celebrate Pi Day? The Pi-ssibilities are endless…

Billion pies sold in 2022

Million pies devoured in October

Million Americans favor apple pie


of pie sales are Apple pie

Pie History

The origins of pie actually did not come from America, but has evolved over the years into what we now call the all-American pie. It is not something that was created to be American, but somehow, we have adopted this dessert as our own and commonly use the expression, “as American as apple pie.”


Pie has been around since the ancient Egyptians. The first pies were made by early Romans who may have learned about it through the Greeks. These pies were sometimes made in “reeds” which were used for the sole purpose of holding the filling and not for eating with the filling.