Did you know the origins of Pumpkin pie was french?
Most people believe the pilgrims had pumpkin pie in the first thanksgiving, but this is not the case. The pilgrims didn’t even have reliable ovens at the time.
It wasn’t until 30 years after the first Thanksgiving that a pie recipe, that included pumpkin, was published in 1651, in France.
That same recipe was later translated to english in 1653 in the book,The “French Cook”.
Slowly but surely pies containing pumpkin mixed with other fruits became popular across New England as a regional recipe.
1796 the book american cookery included the first recipe that resembled modern pumpkin pie.
The Custard based pie we know and love today wasn’t popularized until the early 1900s.
Pumpkin pie, like most things in our great country, has been influenced and shaped by many cultures to become the American classic it is today.