NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY – August 28

National Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th praises a tasty and sweet hand pie. These cherry-filled pastries are best enjoyed hot. However, like any pie, many eat them at room temperature, too. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. No doubt your enjoyment will be doubled. 

Cherry turnovers are a pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough. The dough is folded over and sealed. Then, the individual turnovers are baked or deep-fried for a golden and flaky crust. Tart cherries make the best pies. Since they need added sugar to be palatable, their juices meld with the sugar when baking. The results are tasty perfection!

A turnover a single serving. They fit nicely in a hand, making them portable. Another name for turnover is hand pie.  However, we recommend a fork and plate when eating them piping hot.

Cherries on their own offer a bounty of nutrients. For example, the antioxidants in this red fruit protect cells from damage. Because cherries pack an anti-inflammatory punch, they may help reduce the risk of heart disease, too. Find out more about the benefits of cherries, tart or sweet at Nutrition and You.

FUN CHERRY FACTS: 
  • 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 is an average of 44 cherries in one pound.
More National Cherry Holidays:

National Cherry Turnover Day turns out not being the only National Day we celebrate containing cherries, take a look at these as well…

HOW TO OBSERVE #CherryTurnoverDay

Eat cherry Turnovers. Visit your favorite bakery or make your own. Be sure to share them with family and friends. They are great with a good cup of coffee or hot tea.

Use #CherryTurnoverDay to post on social media.

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Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.

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