Discoveries: What’s Your Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe?

I love pumpkin pie.

Every autumn, newspapers carry recipes for making this old seasonal dessert favorite.

Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 15 November 1905, page 4

It turns out that pumpkin pie is as American as apple pie – even more so!

Chicago Metro News (Chicago, Illinois), 8 September 1977, page 12

According to this old newspaper article:

"The truth is that apple pie may well be the nation's best-selling dessert pie, but its origin lies across the Atlantic; whereas, the pumpkin variety is truly an American innovation. So, it seems more appropriate to coin the phrase ‘as American as pumpkin pie,' in honor of its domestic heritage."

What's your favorite pumpkin pie recipe?

For me, Stop & Shop's, Stew Leonard's, Marie Callender's…their pumpkin pies are all great – ready when you are. But you can't beat a homemade pumpkin pie.

Why not try a new pumpkin pie recipe this season? Search through GenealogyBank's Historical Newspaper Archives and find an old pumpkin pie recipe to try – or use Emile Bailly's recipe shown above.

 

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