Say Hi to Pumpkin Pie!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner so we’re putting a big, huge spotlight on everyone’s favorite Fall dessert, Pumpkin Pie. Let’s get it started!
I’m Canadian. This makes me different in subtle ways from the people who live around me here in Florida. I say “eh” at the end of sentences (only when I’ve been drinking). I say “sorry” about 85% more often than others (and I say it with a vowel that immediately identifies me as foreign – “s-oh-rry” not “s-ah-rry”). I crave (seriously crave) a big paper cup full of Timmies at least once a day. And I get two Thanksgivings.
That’s right. In my house we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in October and then American Thanksgiving in November. That means twice the turkey, twice the stuffing, twice the gravy, twice the mashed potatoes and twice the cranberry sauce.
You may have noticed that I didn’t say “twice the green bean casserole” or “twice the sweet potato casserole”. That’s because Canadians do not (do not! do not! do not!) eat that stuff. Ewww. So gross. (Sorry).
The other thing I didn’t mention is the pumpkin pie. But I missed that because we don’t have twice the pumpkin pie, we have 8 times the pumpkin pie. I make tons extra – after each Thanksgiving there are cold pie slices in our fridge for days and days.
Pumpkin pie is the thing I look forward to the most. In fact, it’s the reason I insist that we celebrate both Thanksgivings every year. I’m all about that pie.
Now The Cookful is all about that pie too. We’re devoting a whole topic to Pumpkin Pie. For the next two weeks we’re going to be pumpkin-pie-obsessed. From classic to crazy recipes, how-to’s, pumpkin comparisons, a focus on filling, on crust and on topping, how to decorate pumpkin pies. So so much stuff. Come back to this page often to see everything we get up to.
If you can’t wait for all the info, no worries. We’ve packaged it all up for you in a pretty amazing ebook. Everything you need to know to make the best ever pumpkin pie is in there. Sign up to be a Cookfulian now to get it.
It’s gonna be a great couple of weeks, eh?
This article originally appeared in November 2015 and was revised and republished in November 2018.