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Today Is: National Cherry Pie Day

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Observed annually on February 20th, it is National Cherry Pie Day.  This is a day for all cherry pie lovers to eat their favorite pie for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.

It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to Presidents Day as we all know the story (albeit untrue) of President George Washington and the cherry tree. Cherries were, however, one of his favorite foods.

According to the American Pie Council, pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffins” like the crust in England. As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but simply designed to hold the filling during baking. It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of “coffyn”.

In the United States, cherry pie is often referred to as a “great American dish”.  Recipe books have many different versions of recipes for cherry pie.


Try making your own cherry pie using one of these delicious recipes:

Cherry Pie
Fresh Cherry Pie
Perfect Cherry Pie
Baked Fresh Cherry Pie

Not much of a baker?  Stop by your favorite bakery or take friend out for a slice of cherry pie and cup of coffee.   Use #NationalCherryPieDay to post on social media.