If your sweet tooth has been aching for a sweet treat to eat, go grab your fork! It's National Cherry Pie Day, an annual food holiday celebrated each year on February 20.
Whether you prefer your slice cold or warm and/or topped with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream, who can resist the sweet yet tart cherry filling surrounded by a delicious, flaky pie crust? And February is also National Cherry Month.
Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I actually “invented” the cherry pie, which happened to be her favorite pie and George Washington’s too. Come to think of it, isn’t there some reference to Washington and a cherry tree? And since Americans celebrate Washington’s birthday in February, perhaps the timing of this food holiday is just a coincidence?
In honor of this delicious occasion, why not try one or two of the cherry pie-inspired recipes? But fair warning – many of the photographs in delish dishes are spectacular!