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National Cherry Pie Day

Celebrate National Cherry Pie Day in sweet style - get your fill of delicious cherry pie flavors, from classic to unique creations!
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When it is?
February 20
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Introduction

Celebrate National Cherry Pie Day on February 20 by baking or eating your favorite cherry pie! This delectable dessert has been a favorite for centuries, with the earliest recipes dating back to the 1600s. Whether you prefer it warm and freshly made from scratch or chilled from your local bakery, there's no denying that cherry pie is one of the most popular treats around. So don't wait any longer - get out those rolling pins and bake some delicious homemade pies today!

History of National Cherry Pie Day

National Cherry Pie Day Dates

National Cherry Pie Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1400s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cherries Introduced to Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cherries were introduced to Europe from Asia Minor and became established in most of Mediterranean countries by the late 1400s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Earliest Cherry Pie Recipes</div><div class='timeline-text'>The earliest written recipes for cherry pie dates back to the 1600s in England.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1852</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Cherry Cultivation Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Michigan, known for its cherry production, planted its first commercial tart cherry orchards in 1852.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pie's Pop Culture Moment</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Cherry pie" became a pop culture reference in the US after the song of the same name was released by the glam metal band Warrant.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Commercial Cherry Pie Day Promotion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prominent baked goods brands and supermarkets begin significant National Cherry Pie Day promotions across the United States.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cherry Pie Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a cherry pie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your ingredients and get to baking! Don't forget the butter, sugar, cherries, and of course, the crust.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a virtual cherry pie making class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look up online cooking classes and sign up for one that teaches you how to make the perfect cherry pie. This is a great way to learn more about baking while also celebrating National Cherry Pie Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a cherry pie potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Ask friends or family to bring their favorite cherry pies for everyone to share. If you can't get together in person, set up a virtual party where everyone can show off their creations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit your local farmers' market</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local farmers' markets to find fresh cherries to use in your own homemade pies or buy prebaked pies from local bakers.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try cherry pie with a twist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Switch it up by trying new recipes like savory cherry galettes or frozen triple berry pies with cherries as one of the main ingredients.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cherry Pie Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cherry pie is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cherry pie is a classic dessert that never gets old. The sweet and tart flavor of the cherries goes perfectly with a flaky, buttery crust, making it a real crowd pleaser. Whether you like it with an extra scoop of ice cream or just plain, one bite of cherry pie will have your mouth watering!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cherry Pie is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making cherry pie from scratch can seem intimidating at first, but it's actually quite simple. All you need are some fresh or frozen cherries, sugar, cornstarch and other basic pantry ingredients to get the job done! Plus, you can easily adjust the recipe to make a double or even triple batch if needed.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cherry Pie is a timeless treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's something about cherry pie that stands the test of time. It's been around for generations, and continues to be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. On National Cherry Pie Day, take a moment to enjoy this delightful dessert and remember what makes it so special!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Classic Cherry Pie

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cherry Pie is Considered a Traditional American Dish</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cherry pie is often associated with American culture and has been a beloved dessert in the United States for centuries.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Michigan is Considered the Cherry Pie Capital</h3><p class='facts-content'>Michigan, thanks to its numerous cherry orchards, is considered the cherry pie capital of the country and produces most of the cherries used in commercial cherry pies.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cherry Pie Day Coincides with George Washington's Birthday</h3><p class='facts-content'>National Cherry Pie Day is celebrated on February 20, which is also the birthday of George Washington, linking it to the famous myth about Washington chopping down a cherry tree.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are Two Types of Cherries Used in Cherry Pies</h3><p class='facts-content'>Morello cherries and sour cherries are the most common types of cherries used in cherry pies due to their tart flavor that complements the sweetness of the pie.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cherry Pies Are Often Featured in Pop Culture</h3><p class='facts-content'>From the song "Cherry Pie" by Warrant to its recurring presence in the TV show "Twin Peaks," cherry pie has frequently been featured in pop culture.</p></div></div>

National Cherry Pie Day FAQs

When is National Cherry Pie Day?

National Cherry Pie Day is celebrated on February 20 every year. In 2024 National Cherry Pie Day will occur on a Tuesday.

National Cherry Pie Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 20

Monday

2024

Feb 20

Tuesday

2025

Feb 20

Thursday

2026

Feb 20

Friday

2027

Feb 20

Saturday

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