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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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No lie George, here’s a good cherry pie!

No lie George, here’s a good cherry pie!

Cherries are great tasting fruit. They’re also healthy. Many of us know of the story about George Washington cutting down his father’s cherry tree, and, to every parent’s delight, told the truth and admitted to his father, the mistake he made. Young George made a good political move at such a young age that his story has remained to this day an example of how honest our first president was.

Cherries are not only good for telling the truth but your health too!
One cup of cherries contains:
• Approx. 90 calories
• 3 grams of fiber
• Zero fat and zero sodium

Cherries are rich in antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and ellagic acid. They also contain a cholesterol-lowering compound called beta-sitosterol.

Melatonin, also found in cherries, especially tart cherries, was found to affect sleep patterns and has been promoted as an anti-aging supplement.

Here’s a delicious way to eat more cherries:

Cherry Cheese Pie
1 9-inch pastry pie crust or graham cracker

16 oz package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1 – 22 oz can of cherry pie filling

To Make:
1. Blend cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and beat for 10 minutes. Add vanilla and pour into pie shell.

2. Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 25 minutes.

3. Let it cool thoroughly.

4. Spread cherry pie filling over the cheese layer.

5. Chill.

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