Happy Holidays Sweets!
I hope you and your family are having a sweet holiday this year and are celebrating it together. I found a few interesting facts about pumpkin pie that really opened my eyes to its actual history. This isn’t the WHOLE List but I did pull out what I thought was very interesting since when i think of pumpkin pie I immediately think of Thanksgiving and FOOD of course. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday this year and enjoy these fun facts about pumpkin pie’s history.
1.) The first recorded recipe for “modern” pumpkin pie was published in 1796 in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. It was called ‘Pompkin Pudding.’ The cookbook was the first one devoted to foods native to the Americas.
2.) The world’s largest pumpkin pie weighed over 350 pounds and was made with 80 pounds of pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, and 144 eggs.
3.) Pumpkin pie was not served at the first Thanksgiving, though pumpkins were used in other recipes at the time.
4.) Pumpkin pie – a Thanksgiving staple – was first introduced to the holiday table at the pilgrims’ second Thanksgiving in 1623. Pie wasn’t always the almost unanimously adored treasure it is today though: in 1644, Oliver Cromwell banned pie, calling it a pagan form of pleasure. Enjoying pie soon became an underground activity, until restoration leaders lifted the ban in 1660. (KSDK.com)