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Pumpkin pie

The history of pumpkin pie

Smooth and aromatic pumpkin cream with hints of ginger and cinnamon in a buttery biscuit crust topped with Chantilly cream.

Pumpkin pie has its roots in North American culinary traditions, specifically in Native American cultures and their exchange with European settlers. Pumpkin, a native American vegetable, became an essential ingredient in the diet of indigenous tribes long before the arrival of Europeans. Native Americans prepared a variety of dishes with pumpkin, including stews and soups, and also used it in sweeter forms.

With the arrival of European settlers, pumpkin was incorporated into the traditional baking recipes they brought with them. It is believed that the initial version of pumpkin pie was inspired by the pumpkin pies and apple pies that the European settlers were familiar with. The American adaptation of pumpkin pie began to gain popularity during the 17th and 18th century, as it began to be combined with spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, and sugar.

During the 19th century, pumpkin pie became firmly established in American culinary culture and became popular as a traditional dish at Thanksgiving celebrations. The basic recipe, which includes pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, and spices, has endured over the years, although variations and improvements have been added, such as the addition of condensed milk or whipped cream.

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie has evolved into an iconic symbol of the autumn and Thanksgiving holidays in the United States, spreading its popularity worldwide. Its mild flavour and association with the harvest season have contributed to its status as a classic on many families' tables during the end-of-year celebrations. Pumpkin pie remains a delicious expression of the fusion of indigenous ingredients and culinary techniques brought from different cultures.