Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Today is National Cherry Pie Day

Today is National Cherry Pie Day - if you are like many people, when you think of cherry pie, you picture a baked crust filled with tasty cherries - and topped with a scoop of ice cream, of course! At my house cherry pie looks a little different . . . I take a half block of cream cheese and let it soften to room temperature, whip 1/4 cup sugar with the softened cream cheese so it is fluffy, set aside, and whip heavy cream to a nice, creamy whipped cream, mix with the cream cheese, fill a graham cracker crust, and top with cherries. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve and then, of course, enjoy!

Now for some fun facts about pie - did you know . . .

  • Surveys show almost 50% of Americans think comforting thoughts when the word ‘pie’ is mentioned.
  • In Kansas, it was illegal to serve ice cream with cherry pie — this old law was repealed in the 1960s.
  • During the 1900s, fruit pies were considered a common breakfast option, especially if there was a long day ahead.
  • The cherry pie is America’s fifth favorite filling option, number one being apple, followed by pumpkin, pecan, and banana cream.
You will find more information about cherry pie at this link.

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