Damn Good Pumpkin Pie

Okay, so I haven’t actually tasted the pie as a whole pie experience yet, but I have tasted the filling on a spoon and it is delish!

This recipe comes to you from my friend and fellow homeschooling mama, Rowan Smith, and is perfect to try with your favorite pastry recipe.

Read: FRESH pumpkin, coconut milk and all the things that make you go mmm.

I wanted to post this now so you Canadian folk can try it out in time for Thanksgiving, and you sweet American neighbours can get our feedback in the comments before your Thanksgiving (or make it for Columbus Day, or for a special day like Monday, because even Mondays deserve pie sometimes. And right now you are snickering at me thinking, silly Canadian girl. Monday is Columbus Day. Boom. All the more reason for pie).

I plan on making this for our Canadian feast this Sunday.

Canadian Thanksgiving celebrates a lot of different things, including traditions from the Americans brought up after the American Revolution (thank you for turkey and pie). The first thanksgiving after Canada became Canada celebrated the Prince of Wales.

The first Thanksgiving Day after Canadian Confederation was observed as a civic holiday on April 5, 1872, to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness.


It wasn’t until 1879 when it was moved to the Autumn and declared an official holiday.

The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed each year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In its early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a special anniversary.


But, I digress. Pie. Eat more pie. Eat more pie and enjoy knowing stuff about Canadian History.

Find the recipe here, on Rowan’s blog. Make it and come back to me and tell me how it went!

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Julie spends much of her time paying attention to what's happening around her. At Design Inkarnation, she's head designer, illustrator, writer and creative problem solver.

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