Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday’s Cupful: History of Cherry Pie

Tart rather than sweet counts 

Do you know that every February 20th constitutes National Cherry Pie Day? This gold standard among American desserts is a favorite during midsummer when cherries are really in season. Avid Cherry pie bakers prefer that the end result be more tart than sweet. Consequently, Morello cherries and black cherries are usually called for in many recipes. Cherry pies became very popular as a dessert staple before the invention of the ice box or refrigerator. Also, remember that George Washington grew cherry trees during Colonial times. Serve this tart dessert with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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