When Should I Make Pumpkin Pie For Thanksgiving?
You should make Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving a day or two days before and keep it in your refrigerator.
This is not only my saying. Most chiefs and food experts suggest it because of many reasons.
First of all, Pumpkin Pie is a dessert made with eggs and milk along with other ingredients.
Whenever we make some kinds of dishes using egg and milk (or cream), we need to eat them within a short time or keep them in a refrigerator within two hours because at room temperature, bacteria easily multiply in millions on these items.
So, if you prepare Pumpkin Pie one or two days before Thanksgiving, we suggest you wrap it up with aluminum foil and keep it in the refrigerator for the special day’s dinner.
If you don’t do it, your pie will lose its taste and not be edible later; even it could cause food poisoning.
So, we hope you will keep it in mind.
Is Pumpkin Pie Traditional For Thanksgiving?
Yes, present-day, the dessert is treated as a tradition of Thanksgiving dinner.
We have no record of whether Pilgrims ate Pumpkin Pie on the first Thanksgiving or not.
However, there are some stories related to this dish’s origin.
It is said, in the 17th century, Native Americans cultivated Squash and Pumpkin. They taught European settlers the different uses of Pumpkins.
After 50 years of the first Thanksgiving, for the first time, settlers prepared the dish to have after Thanksgiving dinner.
[Did You Know? Post World War 2, In The United States, Truman Administration Discouraged Americans From Having Pumpkin Pie At Thanksgiving Dinners. They Did It To Help Europe Providing Food Security]
Can I Make This Dish For Christmas?
Of course, go ahead, you can make Pumpkin Pie for Christmas too.
It’s not like a religious thing that you can’t have this dessert on a particular date or day.
It is an amazing item to have any time, especially after dinner.