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National Pumpkin Pie Day

Celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day with delicious homemade treats! Get creative and explore different flavor combinations for the perfect pie.
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December 25
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Get ready to indulge in the sweet, spiced flavor of pumpkin pie on National Pumpkin Pie Day on December 25! This delicious dessert has been around since the 1800s, originating in North America. Its popularity skyrocketed when it was served at Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy this classic dish with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat!

History of National Pumpkin Pie Day

National Pumpkin Pie Day Dates

National Pumpkin Pie Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1621</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pumpkins at the First Thanksgiving</div><div class='timeline-text'>While pumpkin pie was not served, pumpkins were a part of the first Thanksgiving meal celebrated by Pilgrims and Native Americans.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1796</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Recorded Pie Recipe</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first known pumpkin pie recipe was published in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, being referred to as 'pompkin' pudding.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pumpkin Pie Tradition Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the early to mid-1800s, pumpkin pie had become a traditional dish for the Thanksgiving holiday in North America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1929</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Canned Pumpkin Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Libby's company introduced canned pumpkin, making the process of making pumpkin pie much easier and further popularizing the dessert.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Pumpkin Pie Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Despite many enjoying pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, National Pumpkin Pie Day is officially celebrated on December 25th, providing a sweet end to the Christmas holiday.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own pumpkin pie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making a homemade pumpkin pie is easier than you think. All you need is some canned pumpkin, sugar, spices, eggs, milk and a pre-made crust. Mix the ingredients together and pop it in the oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for pumpkin pie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If baking isn't your thing, go out to your local bakery and get a freshly made pumpkin pie. You can also try searching Yelp for 'Pumpkin Pie' to find some great places to try.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a pumpkin party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a festive gathering! Have everyone bring their favorite pumpkin recipes or even just come to share stories and enjoy a slice of pie. Don’t forget to decorate with pumpkins too!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Enjoy a pumpkin drink</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try something new this year by incorporating pumpkin into drinks like lattes, smoothies or cocktails. Or if you’re feeling adventurous - make an alcoholic pumpkin beer punch!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a hayride</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take advantage of the season and go on a hayride through the countryside surrounded by fall foliage, corn fields, and maybe even pick up some pumpkins along the way.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pumpkin Pie Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pumpkin pie is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's nothing quite like the comforting flavor of pumpkin pie. Whether you're making a traditional pumpkin pie with a flaky crust or experimenting with something new, such as a cobbler or cheesecake, it's sure to be a hit with family and friends!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's festive & seasonal</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing says fall quite like a slice of classic pumpkin pie. With its bright orange pumpkin filling and tempting spices, it's the perfect way to celebrate the season with friends and family. Plus, you can get creative by adding fun toppings like whipped cream, candied pecans or caramel sauce!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pumpkin is healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Who knew that one slice of pumpkin pie could also be a health food? Pumpkin is low in calories and high in vitamins A and C, potassium, antioxidants and fiber. So dig into your pumpkin pie guilt free - your body will thank you later!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for National Pumpkin Pie Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pumpkin Pie was once considered a breakfast food</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the early 19th century, pumpkin pie was viewed as a nutritious breakfast option by some Americans, given its base of nutritious pumpkin.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pumpkin Pie has been to Space</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2006, NASA sent slices of vacuum-sealed pumpkin pie to the crew aboard the International Space Station as part of their Thanksgiving meal.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Long-Lasting Tradition of Pumpkin and Thanksgiving could have cost us-Pumpkin Pie</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 1947, the U.S. government suggested banning holiday sweets—including pumpkin pie—to cut down on culinary indulgence. The idea didn't catch on, fortunately.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pumpkin Pie wasn't always associated with the holidays</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although now it's a Thanksgiving and Christmas staple, the pie didn't gain its holiday status until the 19th Century when more American homes had ovens and could easily bake pies.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World record for the largest pumpkin pie weighs over a tonne</h3><p class='facts-content'>Created in 2010 in Ohio, this gargantuan pie weighed 3,699 pounds and measured 20 feet in diameter, almost four times larger than the previous record.</p></div></div>

National Pumpkin Pie Day FAQs

When is National Pumpkin Pie Day?

National Pumpkin Pie Day is celebrated on December 25 every year. In 2024 National Pumpkin Pie Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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