I love pumpkin pie.
Every autumn, newspapers carry recipes for making this old seasonal dessert favorite.
It turns out that pumpkin pie is as American as apple pie – even more so!
According to this old news 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.
Share Your Recipes with Us!
GenealogyBank has a shared Pinterest board where you can share your old family recipes. If you have a family recipe you’d like to share, send us a Pinterest group board request and you can pin your recipe on our board to share with the community.
Related Recipe Articles & Resources:
- Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes from 19th Century America
- Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Recipes in the Newspaper
- Find Grandma’s Recipes in Old Newspaper Food Columns
- Old Halloween Recipes from Our Ancestors’ Kitchens
- Old Fashioned Family Recipes (GenealogyBank Pinterest Board)