Cathy Isom has you celebrating Christmas with the holiday dessert you won’t want to forget on your dinner table today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
While many of us will be enjoying time with family or friends for the Christmas holiday, today is also an opportunity to honor the ever-humble and often favored pumpkin pie. It’s National Pumpkin Pie Day!
This traditional dessert is often eaten during the fall and winter months and invited to Thanksgiving and Christmas tables. The pumpkin itself is a symbol of harvest.
To make a pumpkin pie, the pulp of the pumpkin is mixed with eggs, evaporated and/or sweetened condensed milk, and sugar and is typically flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Pumpkin pie became a familiar addition to the Thanksgiving dinner in the early seventeenth-century when the pilgrims brought it back to New England. Initially, the pumpkin pie was prepared by stuffing the pumpkin with apples, spices and sugar then baking it whole.
There are many seasonal pumpkin pie flavored products that are now available including, ice cream, pudding, coffee, lattes, cheesecake, pancakes, candy and beer.