Hi Trick and treaters hope you enjoyed Halloween, hope you did not over indulge in the Pumpkin Pie.
Pumpkin pie is very popular in the United States and Canada. In other parts of the world it is rarely served. It is most popular during the Thanksgiving holiday. Every Thanksgiving season, families gather around the table and celebrate a meal together. Pumpkin pie, the hallmark of Thanksgiving, has been stealing the show for hundreds of years.
The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for “large melon” which is “pepon.” “Pepon” was changed by the French into “pompon.” The English termed it “pumpion” or “pompion.”
By the time Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863, Southerners were already in dispute, stating that ‘this is an annual custom that people celebrated with devout oblations to themselves of pumpkin pie and roast turkey.’
But this didn’t have an effect on the spread of Thanksgiving (and pumpkin pie) across the nation. Many women’s magazines featured recipes for pumpkin pie, and shortly after, Libby’s meat-canning company developed the first line of canned pumpkin – releasing it in 1929. Putting pumpkin pie on the table at Thanksgiving became that much easier, sealing its fate as an all-American tradition.
Ashley x Join me for a slice you know you want to and I would love you to xx