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"National Raspberry Day is always August 1st!"
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Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day.  However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
see raspberry cream pie recipes below.
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Fun facts about Raspberries
Raspberries are an important commercial fruit crop, widely grown in all temperate regions of the world. Many of the most important modern commercial red raspberry cultivars derive from hybrids between R. idaeus and R. strigosus. Some botanists consider the Eurasian and American red raspberries to all belong to a single, circumboreal species, Rubus idaeus, with the European plants then classified as either R. idaeus subsp. idaeus or R. idaeus var. idaeus, and the native North American red raspberries classified as either R. idaeus subsp. strigosus, or R. idaeus var. strigosus.

The black raspberry, Rubus occidentalis, is also occasionally cultivated in the United States, providing fresh and frozen fruit, as well as jams, preserves, and other products, all with that species' distinctive, richer flavor.

Purple-fruited raspberries have been produced by horticultural hybridization of red and black raspberries, and have also been found in the wild in a few places (for example, in Vermont) where the American red and the black raspberries both grow naturally. The name Rubus × neglectus has been applied to these native American plants. Commercial production of purple raspberries is rare.
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Raspberry Cream Pie
1 baked pie shell
4 c. raspberries, divided
1 c. sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp. milk
Whipped cream (opt.)

Prepare, bake and cool pie crust. Place 1 cup berries and 2/3 cup water in a small saucepan. Simmer 5 minutes.

Combine sugar, cornstarch and 1/3 cup water in saucepan. Stir in raspberry liquid, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture boils. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice; cool. Combine cream cheese and milk. Spread evenly on bottom of pie shell. Pour remaining 3 cups of raspberries over cream cheese. Spread raspberry glaze over berries. Refrigerate several hours until firm. Garnish with whipped cream.

This is a fragile pie best made in the morning and served in afternoon. 8" pie makes 6 thick slices.
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Sour Cream Raspberry Pie
1 unbaked pie shell
2 eggs
1 1/3 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
3 c. raspberries

Topping:
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/4 c. chilled butter

Put pastry in pie tin. Beat eggs and whisk in sour cream and vanilla. Mix sugar, flour and add to egg mixture. Gently stir in raspberries. Pour into pie shell and bake in 400 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Mix sugar, flour and nuts. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over hot pie. Return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
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What is this Holiday for?
This holiday is for honoring and enjoying the great flavor of fresh and juicy raspberries! So go get yourself a few and chill them up. Eat them cold or eat them in your favorite raspberry cream pie recipes then share a slice with all your friends and family. There's nothing better than a nice cold cream pie on a hot summer day.