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National Cherry Tart Day

Celebrate National Cherry Tart Day with a delicious and easy-to-make tart that will satisfy your sweet tooth!
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June 18
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Celebrate National Cherry Tart Day on June 18 with a delicious treat! This special day has been around for over 200 years and is dedicated to the classic sweet tart made of cherries, sugar, and pastry. Whether you make your own cherry tarts from scratch or purchase them from a bakery, this day is sure to be filled with plenty of tasty treats.

History of National Cherry Tart Day

National Cherry Tart Day Dates

National Cherry Tart Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1524</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Cherries to Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Italian gardener Luigi Da Porto introduced cherries to Europe from the town of Giresun from Turkey, paving the way for the creation of cherry tarts.</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'>First Cherry Tarts</div><div class='timeline-text'>English, French, and Dutch bakeries started producing tarts, including a version with cherries, during the 17th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Adoption of the Tart</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cherry tarts found their way into American desserts as cherries became more widely available in the country.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity in Cookbooks</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cherry tart recipes became common in cookbooks, reflecting their popularity in home baking.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of National Cherry Tart Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Cherry Tart Day was established to celebrate the beloved dessert.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cherry Tart Day Goes Digital</div><div class='timeline-text'>Social media and food blogs started to raise awareness about National Cherry Tart Day, encouraging people to bake their own cherry tarts at home and share the experience online.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Cherry Tart 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 tart</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making a cherry tart is easier than it looks! Start with a simple homemade crust, fill it with a mixture of cherries and sugar, and bake until golden. Now you have an amazing treat to share with friends and family.</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'>Create mini cherry tarts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make your own mini cherry tarts using pre-made tart shells and filling them with a mixture of fresh cherries, sugar and spices. Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream for a decadent treat.</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'>Try a new cherry tart recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're feeling adventurous, try something different for National Cherry Tart Day - search online for unusual recipes such as Chocolate Cherry Tarts or Cherry Almond Tarts. You'll be sure to impress your guests!</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 a local bakery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local bakeries for unique takes on the classic cherry tart. Whether it's topped with meringue or filled with almond paste, there's something special about enjoying someone else's creation.</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'>Host a cherry tart party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for an evening of baking and eating! Have everyone bring their own favorite cherry tart recipe to share and then have fun tasting all the different creations.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Cherry Tart 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 tarts are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to deny how tasty a classic cherry tart can be! The sweet and tart flavor of the cherries complements the flaky pastry crust perfectly. And with the addition of almond extract or other spices, you can make it even more special and flavorful!</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 tarts are easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>You don't have to be a master chef to make a perfect cherry tart. All you need is some prepared pie crust, frozen cherries, and your choice of flavoring (like almond extract). After baking it up in the oven, you'll have a delicious treat that looks as good as it tastes!</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 tarts bring people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>A freshly baked cherry tart isn't just an amazing snack - it's also a great way to bring people together. Whether you're hosting a family gathering or just having friends over for dessert, there's nothing quite like sharing a cherry tart with those close to you. It brings everyone closer as they appreciate its taste and thoughtfulness!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for National Cherry Tart Day

<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'>Traverse City Produces Most U.S. Tart Cherries</h3><p class='facts-content'>Located in Michigan, Traverse City produces over 70% of the tart cherries grown in the entire U.S, which are used in staple desserts, including cherry tart.</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'>Ancient Greeks Thought Cherries Held Magical Properties</h3><p class='facts-content'>In ancient Greece, cherries were thought to be magical and were thus used to signify love and richness. They are certainly magical in a cherry tart!</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'>Cherries Were Important in Chinese Culture</h3><p class='facts-content'>Long before their culinary use, cherries held cultural significance in China, symbolizing immortality and power. This history adds a layer of depth to enjoying a cherry tart.</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'>Different Cherry Varieties for Tarts</h3><p class='facts-content'>Varieties of cherries like Montmorency and Morello are commonly used in tarts due to their acidic properties which offer a perfect contrast with the sweet pastry.</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 Picking Peaks in Summer</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cherries for tarts are typically harvested during the summer months. This makes National Cherry Tart Day, celebrated in June, a perfect time to relish freshly baked cherry tarts.</p></div></div>

National Cherry Tart Day FAQs

When is National Cherry Tart Day?

National Cherry Tart Day is celebrated on June 18th every year. In 2024 National Cherry Tart Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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