Apple pies originated in England, but now are made with variations all over the world. As a matter of fact, in a number of American homes, meals end with an apple pie. They are made up of apples (but naturally) and sugar spices, which are sandwiched between a pastry crusts. Do you remember your kitchen filled with delicious aroma of apple pie on Sunday, with your mother busy at the oven?
A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savory ingredients. Pies can be either ""filled"", where a dish is covered by pastry and the filling is placed on top of that, ""top-crust,"" where the filling is placed in a dish and covered with a pastry/potato mash top before baking, or ""two-crust,"" with the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Pies can be a variety of sizes, ranging from bite-size to ones designed for multiple servings
Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of ""warm"" spices, generally including some or all of the following: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, allspice, mace. There are indeed a lot of pie recipes out there that call for pumpkin pie spice, but there are probably as many where the recipe writer specifies a particular mix of individual spices. There are a variety of pumpkin pie spice blends on the market at various prices in various quantities. You can also easily make your own. - And quite possibly without having to run out to the store.
A cherry pie is nothing but a pie baked with cherries. A traditional dessert, ate in North America, it usually contains Morello cherries and is often topped with fancy pastry patterns. A fresh cherry pie is very common in festive meals during Christmas or Thanksgiving.