and no pie is more classically American then pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are native to North America and they were regularly eaten by Native Americans and eagerly embraced by European settlers. Recipes for pumpkin pie began appearing in cookbooks in the 1600s.
Once Thanks Giving became an established American holidays in the 1800s Pumpkin Pie was firmly established on the menu.
Now, to be perfectly honest Thanks Giving is not my favorite Holiday, simply because I don't like Turkey at all, I know how un-American of me, but I do love Pumpkin Pie and I have the absolute best recipe for it, courtesy of epicurious. In the spirit of thanking all the lovely people who visit my blog and brighten my day here is the best pumpkin pie recipe ever (and its very easy to make too).
Classic Pumpkin Pie
- 1 frozen pie crust
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon packed golden brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt
- 1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 large eggs, beaten to blend
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves
- sweetened whipped cream for serving