NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY
May 17th each year dedicates the celebration of National Cherry Cobbler Day to the delicious tart dessert that many enjoy with ice cream.
In the United States, cobbler refers to a variety of dishes consisting of a fruit filling (cherry being a popular choice ) covered with a batter, biscuit or pie crust that is then baked. Some cobblers have both a top and bottom crust.
Cobblers originated in the early British American colonies. Due to the lack of suitable ingredients and proper cooking equipment, English settlers were unable to make their traditional suet puddings. They improvised by covering a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked biscuits or dumplings.
A cherry cobbler differs from a crisp as a cobbler lacks oatmeal. Sometimes the cobbler is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, too!
Cherries also offer a bounty of nutrients. For example, the antioxidants in this red fruit protect cells from damage. Because cherries pack an anti-inflammatory punch, they may help reduce the risk of heart disease, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #CherryCobblerDay
Bake up a delicious cherry cobbler. Make your favorite recipe or Enjoy this Cherry Cobbler recipe! Use #CherryCobblerDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this dessert holiday.
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