National Apple Turnover Day is celebrated each year on July 5. Apple turnover is a type of a pastry made with apple fillings in pieces of dough that are folded over, sealed and baked or fried. They are also called as hand pies. Apple turnovers are often eaten for breakfast or as a dessert and sometimes even as a snack. Apple turnovers are the most popular kind of turnovers that are primarily enjoyed by people around the country. The other turnover fillings are meats, potatoes, vegetables, cherry, cheese, blueberry, peaches, chocolate, nuts, raisins, species or any creative food that one can make. National Apple Turnover Day celebrates this pastry puff that is stuffed with apple. So on this day enjoy this simple yet delicious pastry that is the Apple Turnover.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther
History of National Apple Turnover Day
The research could not find the creator, or origin of National Apple Turnover Day. But this pastry is believed to be first made in the 19th century. The turnovers which were first served as a fruit-filled turnover. These turnovers were called as portable pies because they fitted in one’s hand and were easily carried from place to place. They are still sometimes called as hand-held pies. This apple filled pastry is enjoyed widely by the people of United States for breakfast or brunch.
How to celebrate National Apple Turnover Day
National Apple Turnover Day is celebrated by treating yourself with one of the best American treats, i.e., the apple turnovers. Recipes of apple turnovers can be easily accessed through online, so try a recipe and share them with your kith and kin. This day encourages everyone to make and eat fresh apple turnovers. If you are an apple turnover lover, then take this day as an excuse to fill your stomach with them. Share your favorite recipe in social media and motive others to celebrate the day by making the turnovers.
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