Apple pie was around long before America even had apple trees. However, eating apple pie all-year-long became so common in America that by the 18th century anything that was considered typically American was described “as American as apple pie.” With today being Apple Pie Day, I felt it was my duty to bake one up (but in a kawaii way, of course). I also added a few of my favorite apple-pie-themed finds!
First, the pie! Traditional American apple pies have a lattice crust, but you can cute-ify the crust using a small, kawaii cookie cutter to make a bespoke design. I chose stars and I am so pleased with the delicious results. Read my full tutorial for all the details.
For more pie inspiration, consider following artist Karin Pfeiff Boschek on Instagram. She will decorate your feed with gorgeous edible art.
If disaster should strike and your finished pie doesn’t bring you joy, don’t lose hope. You can always turn your pie into delicious apple pie milkshakes with this recipe from Alton Brown. (I want one right now.)
For a kawaii twist on a classic, Kawaii Sweet World has a lovely video on how to make simple Hello Kitty mini-apple pies.
Decorate your home for Apple Pie Day with cute smiling pies using this drawing tutorial from Draw Cute Things.
I love trying Japanese snacks, I’m always surprised by the flavor. Give this Apple Pie Umaibo from Sugoi Mart (JP) a try, It’s a puffed corn snack.
How will you celebrate Apple Pie Day in a kawaii way?
Nova is a contributing writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest in America with her husband, young daughter, and 3 cats – Evey, Ophelia, and Adora. She is an introvert and a traveler who has been to over 20 countries. Her first years as a teacher were teaching English in Japan, so Japan and all things kawaii will always have a special place in her heart. Nova’s favorite color is grey, character is Rilakkuma, and cartoon is Adventure Time