Those with a sweet tooth, unite and bring your saucers with dessert forks to get a delicious, big piece of dessert on National Cherry Tart Day. The event is painted in a bright, juicy burgundy of ripe cherries.
In the XVII century, cherry trees appeared on the American continent, imported by French migrants from Europe. They took root and bore fruit. This event is celebrated in summer, when the berries ripen.
Michigan is the center of this festival’s events. 75% of the country’s cherry harvest is picked in this region.
- Cherry has a short flowering and ripening period. It is necessary to harvest quickly, so the fruits do not spoil.
- Michigan is famous for its orchards.
- Additives for cherry tart cream: vanilla, chocolate, seasonal berries and other fruits (apples).
Initially, the tart was made with a meat filling, but abundant cherry harvests created a delicious alternative.
How to take part
Find a popular restaurant where the best cherry tart is served. Go and taste a dish from a professional pastry chef. Test your culinary skills, try to surprise your household with a personal tart. Take a picture of the result; send it to contests on social networks.
When is National Cherry Tart Day celebrated in 2024?
National Cherry Tart Day is observed on June 18 each year.