National Cherry Pie Day and National Muffin Day in USA
National Cherry Pie Day and National Muffin Day in USA is held on February 20. This event in the second decade of the month February is annual. Help us
The average cherry tree has 7,000 cherries. A cherry tree can be harvested in seven seconds. Cherry Pie is traditionally made with tart cherries rather than sweet cherries. The early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but just designed to hold the filling during baking.
In fact, the first recorded recipe for apple pie was written in 1381 in England, and called for figs, raisins, pears, and saffron in addition to apples. In the 1500s, fruit pies were introduced and became popular. The cherry pie is believed to have made its first appearance during this time and was presented to Queen Elizabeth I. Pies first came to America with the early English settlers, along with cherry trees, which were different from those that became native.
Samuel Bath Thomas invented the English muffin. A British ex-pat, he emigrated to New York City in 1874. By 1880, he had his own bakery in the neighborhood now known as Chelsea. That's where he invented what he called a “toaster crumpet.”
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