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Sweeten Up The Day With Cherry Turnovers

Cherry Turnovers

National Cherry Turnovers Day is observed annually on August 28th.  Cherry turnovers are a sweet pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough, folding the dough over, sealing it then either baking it or frying it.


  • Related to plums, peaches and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.
  • Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600s by the English colonists.
  • There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.
  • There are an average of 44 cherries in one pound.
  • Darker cherries have higher antioxidant and vitamin levels than lighter ones.
  • On average, commercially grown cherry trees produce about 7,000 cherries annually.
  • Over 75% of the cherries sold in the U.S. come from Michigan.
  • There are two main species of cultivated cherries; the sweet cherry (also called wild cherry), and the sour cherry (also called tart cherry).
  • Freezing cherries not only preserves but also concentrates and improves their taste.

More National Cherry Holidays:

  • January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
  • April 23rd is National Cherry Cheesecake Day.
  • May 17th is National Cherry Cobbler Day.
  • August 28th is National Cherry Turnover Day.
  • September 24th is National Cherries Jubilee Day.

How to Observe:

Following are a few cherry turnover recipes for you to enjoy

Tasty Cherry Turnovers

Easy Cherry Turnovers

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