National Pumpkin Pie Day

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When Celebrated

Always on December 25th


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About the Holiday

Pumpkin Pie Day celebrates this common dessert typically served from Halloween through Christmas. Besides the obvious main ingredients like pie shell and pumpkin (typically canned) other ingredients used to make pumpkin pie include sugar, eggs, evaporated or condensed milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Often topped with whipped cream pumpkin pie is a very common dessert in the United States on Thanksgiving.

Per "By the early 18th century pumpkin pie had earned a place at the table, as Thanksgiving became an important New England regional holiday. In 1705 the Connecticut town of Colchester famously postponed its Thanksgiving for a week because there wasn’t enough molasses available to make pumpkin pie. Amelia Simmons’ pioneering 1796 “American Cookery” contained a pair of pumpkin pie recipes, one of which similar to today’s custard version."

Eating pumpkin is good for you too. boasts "Pumpkin contains one of the richest supplies of bioavailable carotenoids known to man. Indeed, a half-cup serving of pumpkin gives you more than two times the recommended daily dietary intake of alpha-carotene and 100 percent of the recommended daily dietary goal of beta-carotene". In addition one cup of pumpkin provides over 100% of your daily recommended Vitamin A and 20% of recommended Vitamin C.

Gift Guidelines

  • Gourmet pumpkin pie
  • Pie pan
  • Pumpkin candle
  • Ingredients to make a pumpkin pie

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