Pies. I've noticed while watching American TV that Americans appear to be largely unfamiliar with the meat pie. When people on it refer to "pie" they seem to always be talking about some kind of sweet dessert thing, apple pie or pumpkin pie (the latter of which was until recently unheard-of here) or something like that. In Australia when you say "pie" people almost always assume you mean a meat pie. I've never heard anyone call an apple pie just a "pie", and the same goes for fruit mince pies (which are usually only eaten on Christmas) - that's about all the other kinds of pies I can think of. We don't really eat many sweet pies. Anyway, I was wondering exactly how well-known the meat pie is in America (and Canada too while I'm at it). Are all pies in America sweet?