NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE DAY – June 9

On June 9th of each year, National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is observed.  A tart vegetable, rhubarb is often paired with sweet fruits making for a delicious dessert. Around the country, rhubarb is a perennial favorite for home gardens. One of the first fruits of their labors, gardeners begin to harvest rhubarb in the middle of …
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NATIONAL APPLE PIE DAY

National Apple Pie Day, America’s favorite dessert, is observed annually on May 13th. The first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381. The list of ingredients included  good apples,  good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn (a type of pastry crust). While the apple pie existed well before the Pilgrims landed on the eastern shores …
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NATIONAL PI DAY       

National Pi Day on March 14th recognizes the mathematical constant π. Also known as pi, the first three and most recognized digits are 3.14. The day is celebrated by pi enthusiasts and pie lovers alike! Pi is the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. While the idea of pi has been …
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NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

Some pie lovers will be eating their favorite pie on February 20 during National Cherry Pie Day. Whether they eat it for breakfast, lunch or supper or a slice at every meal depends on just how much they love cherry pie! It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to Presidents …
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NATIONAL CHERRY MONTH

Since the cherry trees come to life in February, it’s the perfect time for National Cherry Month! Throughout Washington D.C., the cherry blossoms burst to life just in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This annual event began in 1912. The people of Japan sent 3,000 cherry trees as a gift to the United …
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NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – February 1

Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. An elaborate dessert that is also known as “Omelette Norvegienne,” Baked Alaska is made with hard ice cream on a base of sponge cake and covered in a shell of toasted meringue. In the United States in 1867, …
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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 …
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NATIONAL CHERRIES JUBILEE DAY – September 24

On September 24th National Cherries Jubilee Day serves up a tasty dessert. Smitten with this simply elegant dessert, cherry lovers celebrate this sweet holiday with delight. Auguste Escoffier receives the credit for the Cherries Jubilee recipe. Since he knew Queen Victoria’s fondness for cherries, Escoffier prepared the dish for one of her Jubilee celebrations. However, …
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NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY – June 17

National Cherry Tart Day is a tart dispute.  While usually observed on June 17, it is also suggested that June 18 and 21 are also the days for this unofficial food holiday.  To be on the safe side, make three. Now, if you are looking for a cherry pie, we’ve blown the top off that day.  …
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GREAT AMERICAN PIES MONTH

February makes an excellent time for Great American Pies Month. Fill the whole month by tasting delicious pies from around the country! How many pies will it take to find your favorite? Pie makers get ready to count the ways of making pies. From crust to filling, we dream of the mouthwatering goodness that goes …
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