Celebrated on the third Monday of February every year, Presidents Day honors all the American presidents, most notably George Washington and Abraham Lincoln; both of whom were born in the month. Traditionally, many celebrate the special day with desserts made with cherries.
Cherry cake, bread made of cherries, or simply a huge bowl of cherries are often eaten on this day. Cherry pies, however, are baked fresh and eaten across the country to celebrate the legend of Washington not telling a lie when asked if he cut down a cherry tree.
Cherry pie is a classic American pie. We’ve created a simple and easy-to-prepare recipe that is sure to become a new favorite — on Presidents Day or not. For this recipe, you can use fresh pitted or frozen cherries. The tart cherries pair perfectly with a sprinkling of sweet sugar covered in a flakey and buttery crust.
So, make sure that you celebrate this Presidents Day with a delicious cherry pie recipe. Honor all the American presidents with this traditional and very American treat, and be sure to always tell the truth about who ate the last slice.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.