July 16: National Cherry Day
5 things to do to celebrate:
5. Make a Cherry Pie (link)
-1 package (2 9″) store-bought pie crust
-2 cups cherry pie filling
-1 egg white-slightly beaten
-sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 F, grease muffin tin and set aside ( you will need 10-11 cups )
Unroll one crust to flat surface and cut 3.5" circles.
Place circles into muffin tin, pressing to bottom and sides
Fill with cherry pie filling about 2/3 to the top.
Cut thin strips of dough and lace together to form a lattice on top of filling. Press around the edges and trim the excess with a knife.
Brush the tops of each pie with the whisked egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 25-30 minutes (until the crust is lightly golden and the filling begins to bubble).
Let them cool in the pan for at least 15-20 minutes.
4. Enjoy a chocolate covered cherry
The secret tricks to chocolate covered strawberries...
- Wash and dry your Strawberries completely
- Add a little butter (or Crisco) to chocolate chips before melting. This will help the chocolate melt faster and apply to strawberries smoother
-Put Strawberries in fridge before coating. Cold strawberries harden the chocolate faster
3. Indulge in a Cherry Cheesecake
Where to get a cheesecake near Plainfield/Naperville-
Steve Buresh's Cheesecake Shop
14210 S Rt 30 Unit 100 Plainfield, IL 60585
Le Chocolat du Bouchard
127-129 S Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540
2. Get a boost of Caffeine with a Cherry Cola
Or, make your own Cherry Cola!
-Ice Cube Tray
-Place a cherry in each ice cube slot
-Add one pump of cherry syrup to each slot
-Top with water
-Freeze until ready to add to coke!
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