Apple pie is a fruit pie or tart made with apples and sometimes may include other fruits, such as raisins, figs and pears. Apple pie originated from Medieval England in 1381 from a recipe called "For to Make Tartys in Applis". The pies can be eaten hot or cold and nowadays is usually served with cream or ice cream. The pies were introduced to the Netherlands and Sweden, where their popularity spread throughout Europe. Later on during the colonization of America, apples had to be imported to the states from Europe in large amounts to make these pies, because apples were not native to America.