Today is National Pie Day, and here at Frito-Lay we're celebrating by taking a look back at some of our favorite moments with our favorite pie -- Fritos Chili Pie. Fritos Chili Pie made its debut in 1932, soon after Elmer Doolin and his family started the Frito Company, selling Fritos Corn Chips. To help market the corn chips, Doolin's mother, Daisy Dean Doolin, topped them with beef chili, cheese and onions, and the classic Fritos Chili Pie recipe was born. Last year we marked the 80th anniversary of Fritos corn chips by setting the Guinness World Record for the World's Largest Fritos Chili Pie at the State Fair of Texas. It weighed in at more than 1,300 pounds!
If you're like us, you love pie, espeically Fritos Chili Pie. Below are a few more kitchen friendly ideas for how you can celebrate pie day today.
- Creamy Spinach Artichoke Fritos Pie - This vegan spin features spinach and silken tofu to create a savory appetizer that will be a hit at your next get-together.
- Cheesy Macaroni Fritos Pie - One of our most popular recipes from FritosPieRemix.com, this version uses Fritos Chili Cheese Flavored Corn Chips, hot dogs and macaroni and cheese.
- Torched Ice Cream Fritos Pie - Finish up your meal with this sweet treat that includes caramel ice cream, fresh berries and a little chocolate.
Now that we've got your stomach growling, leave us a comment to let us know how you'll celebrate National Pie Day.