On February 20, every year such an interesting gastronomic holiday as national Cherry Pie day is celebrated. It’s a cherry pie festival. It is difficult to get fresh cherries in February, but you can always buy frozen berries in the supermarket. It is best to choose unsweetened cherries for the pie, since, unlike sweet ones, not a lot of owl comes out of them during the preparation of the cake. One of the best varieties of cherries for pie is the Montmorency variety, popular in America. It gives the pie a spicy sweet and sour taste.
Cherry pie, like apple pie, is the national delicacy of Americans. When the first settlers came to America, they began to prepare sweet dishes in long and narrow forms for baking. At the same time, Americans often did not eat the crust, its main purpose was to keep the filling, so the crust could sometimes burn very much.
Cherry pie was invented in England, a great lover of this delicacy was Queen Elizabeth. American President George Washington also called cherry pie a favorite dish. It is not surprising that Americans celebrate cherry pie day in February, because it is in this month that Washington’s birthday is.
Many interesting facts are known about cherry pie:
- Removing the seeds from cherries is a complex and painstaking task, special devices are used for this;
- The classic cherry pie has the shape of an oval;
- Cherry pie in America is often made for birthdays.
Usually on this day, Americans prepare a cake with their families, inviting the closest relatives or friends to themselves.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate this wonderful day is to make a pie or small pies with cherries according to any recipe.
When baking a pie, you should be especially careful. The main thing is not to overexpose the cake in the oven so that it does not burn. To check the pastry, you should carefully open the oven and pierce the sweet dish with a match. If there is no dough left on the match, then the cake is well baked and can be removed. Those who do not want to mess with the pie can make puffs with cherries from the finished puff pastry on this day. Making them is very simple. For dessert, whipped cream can be served with cherry pie.
When is National Cherry Pie Day celebrated in 2024?
National Cherry Pie Day is observed on February 20 each year.