Some pie lovers will be eating their favorite pie today for National Cherry Pie Day. Whether they eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to Presidents Day as we all know the story (albeit untrue) of President George Washington and the cherry tree. Cherries were, however, one of his favorite foods.
According to the American Pie Council, the pie came to America with the first English settlers. The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffyns” like the crust in England. As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but just designed to hold the filling during baking. It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of “coffyn.”
In the United States, cherry pie is often referred to as a “great American dish”.
Celebrate this day with this delicious, healthy, decadent cherry pie recipe. Opting for healthier alternatives to your favorite recipe can guide you towards practicing a healthier lifestyle. This recipe is gluten and vegan free:
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