Carrot pie is a sweet pie with grated carrot mixed into the batter. The carrot softens in the cooking process, and the pie usually has a soft, dense texture. The carrots themselves enhance the flavor, texture and appearance of the pie.
Carrots have been used in sweet cakes since the medieval period, during which time sweeteners were scarce and expensive, while carrots, which contain more sugar than any other vegetable besides the sugar beet, were much easier to come by and were used to make sweet desserts. The popularity of carrot pie was likely revived in Britain because of rationing during the Second World War.
Carrot pie first became commonly available in restaurants and cafeterias in the United States in the early 1960S. They were at first a novelty item, but people liked them so much that carrot pies became a standard dessert. You really must give this delicious pie a try. You will not be disappointed.
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