By: Arielle Mueller, Hillsdale YAF's Secretary
What's more American than eating apple pie, on Constitution
In the 19th and 20th centuries, apple
pie became a symbol of American and national pride. Today, apple
pie is still iconic Americana, just like the Constitution.
Hillsdale's YAF chapter celebrated Constitution Day, September
17th, by combining apple pie and the Constitution in the
form of a bake sale.
We baked mini apple pies from scratch with the help of the
students in our chapter. Yes, we really made these pies, and they
On the night before Constitution Day several of us gathered to
peel and core apples, roll and form dough, and craft miniature
apple pies in muffin pans. To create an even more American feel to
the pies, we topped them with cutouts of stars.
The next day we sold the pies to students during lunch hour in
the student union and offered a pocket Constitution with every pie
(though you did not have to buy a pie to receive a Constitution…
those were free). We were profitable selling the pies for $2. The
response was overwhelming! We sold out of pie in less than 30
minutes. Students loved the portion and simplicity of eating a
We will definitely make more pies next year in celebration and
honor of Constitution Day. And next year we will bake more, so we
don't run out right away!
Here's the recipe we used. Each recipe will make about 6 mini
pies, so you can do the math for the amount of pie you need.
For the dough:
For the filling