National Blueberry Pie Day
Holiday, filled with aroma of fresh pastries with berry filling, is celebrated on April 28, called National Blueberry Pie Day. Use fresh berries, sugar, create unique desserts take to carefree childhood, give sweet memories.
Dish is connected with colonial politics. When the USA gained independence, free citizens worked on land, grew vegetables/fruits and cooked delicious food. Berry picking helped Americans survive in difficult times, country after grueling struggle for free status, needed time, effort to recover, start new life page. Blueberry Pie was popular dessert that eventually turned into freedom symbol. Blueberries are used as addition to ice cream, cakes and milkshakes.
Classic Blueberry Pie recipe includes flour dough, lemon juice, berry filling, powdered sugar.
- Blueberries are useful; contain antioxidants slow down aging process, potassium and vitamin C.
- Blueberry Pie is considered national dish in Maine.
- Pie crust is important: according to original recipe, residents cooked pie remained fresh longer, stored without damage.
Blueberry Pie differs from national treats of Europe, where pies historically preferred to be cooked with meat, fish and vegetables. American chefs like to experiment, create edible ornaments on dough surface instead of usual crust. It looks impressive, appetizing.
When is National Blueberry Pie Day celebrated in 2022?
National Blueberry Pie Day is observed on April 28 each year.