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NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY - August 28

NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY – August 28

NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY

National Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th praises a tasty and sweet hand pie. These cherry-filled pastries are best enjoyed hot. However, like any pie, many eat them at room temperature, too. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. No doubt your enjoyment will be doubled. 

Cherry turnovers are a pastry made by placing a cherry filling on a piece of dough. The dough is folded over and sealed. Then, the individual turnovers are baked or deep-fried for a golden and flaky crust. Tart cherries make the best pies. Since they need added sugar to be palatable, their juices meld with the sugar when baking. The results are tasty perfection!

When is National Apple Turnover Day?

A turnover a single serving. They fit nicely in a hand, making them portable. Another name for turnover is hand pie. However, we recommend a fork and plate when eating them piping hot.

Cherries on their own 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. Find out more about the benefits of cherries, tart or sweet at Nutrition and You.

FUN CHERRY FACTS: 
  • Related to plums, peaches, and nectarines, cherries are drupes or stone fruits.
  • Cherries were brought to North America in the 1600s by the English colonists.
  • There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States.
  • There is an average of 44 cherries in one pound.

HOW TO OBSERVE #CherryTurnoverDay

Following are a few cherry turnover recipes for you to enjoy

Tasty Cherry Turnovers
Easy Cherry Turnovers

Use #CherryTurnoverDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CHERRY TURNOVER DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this tasty holiday. 


Cherry Turnover FAQ

Q. Should I use fresh or frozen cherries when making turnovers?
A. Fresh or frozen cherries can be used when making turnovers.

Q. How many calories in a cherry turnover?
A. Depending on the size and ingredients, a cherry turnover can range from 250 to 300 calories in a single serving.

Q. How many calories are in a single cherry?
A. One cherry contains about 5 calories.

Q. What other cherry holidays are on the calendar?
A. February is National Cherry Month. Other cherry holidays include National Cherry Cobbler Day, National Cherry Cheesecake Day, National Chocolate Covered Cherry Dayand National Cherries Jubilee Day.

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