The picture above is a pumpkin patch in Sidney, British Columbia that I drive by most years in the fall. I love how the field is almost entirely orange! My pumpkin patch certainly doesn’t look like that. Sadly, this year I didn’t grow any pumpkins at all. I love pumpkins, and if I did have a patch like this, I’d be making pumpkin soup, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin loaf, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pudding, but most of them would become pumpkin pie, because pumpkin pie is probably the most perfect food in the world!
Thanksgiving, here in Canada, at least, is on Monday, and it’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie!
I got experimental last year, and tried Mrs. Wheelock’s recipe for pumpkin pie. It was ok, but not as good as my usual, so this year I’ll likely stick with tried and true. Sunset’s Host and Hostess Book, published in 1940, has a whole list of pumpkin pie variations for those of you who are feeling adventurous this year! Some of them are not for me, but some actually do sound quite good.
I hope you find something here that appeals to you, if you’re looking to jazz up your holiday desserts this year! Let me know in the comments which ones sound good to you! The chopped ginger suggestion is my favourite!