Fall is the favorite season of pumpkin lovers because it is a great time to make and eat pumpkin-related foods. Pumpkin pie is one of the most popular desserts of the holiday season.
Because Americans love these pies, they have National Pumpkin Pie Day when they make and eat them or share them with their friends and family.
If you are a pumpkin lover and want to celebrate this day but don’t know how to honor this day, keep on reading to find some suggestions.
When is National Pumpkin Pie Day 2022?
On December 25th, which is also Christmas Day in the United States, Americans celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day. This day exists for pumpkin pie fans to celebrate the flavors and deliciousness of this dessert.
Pumpkin pies can be traced back to the mid-1960s when a famous French chef included the recipe in his book.
The recipe became well-known and appeared in English cookbooks.
On the other hand, the modern form of this dessert pie first appeared in an American cookbook called ‘American Cookery.’
Fast forward to the 21st century, fall is all about carving pumpkins and eating delicious pies.
Many families enjoy these dessert pies on holidays such as Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas.
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- The world’s largest pumpkin pie, weighing 3,699 pounds and 6 meters in diameter, was created in the United States in 2010.
- Due to the egg rationing campaign, this pie was not served at Thanksgiving dinners in 1947.
- Although a fresh pumpkin can be used, most people prefer to use canned ones or packaged pie filling to make a delectable dessert pie.
- Every year, over 50 million of these dessert pies are baked.
Pumpkin pie is delicious but does it have any nutritional value, and is it healthy?
The quick answer is yes. Although many people believe desserts are unhealthy, the key to staying healthy is eating in moderation and choosing the right dessert.
Here are some of the health benefits of pumpkin pie that set it apart from other desserts.
- Rich in Carotenoids: The main ingredient in this dessert pie is pumpkin, an orange food rich in carotenoids that can be converted to vitamin A, which is good for our eyes and immune system.
- Antioxidant Content: Pumpkins are high in antioxidants, which remove excess free radicals from our bodies, lowering the risk of cancer and many other diseases.
Because of these reasons, you should always choose pumpkin pie over chocolate cake or other desserts on Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Ideas to Celebrate Pumpkin Pie Day
Here are some fun ways to celebrate the National Day of Pie.
Eat a Piece of Pie
If we think about fall, the first thing that comes to mind is a dense, starchy-sweet pie. Fall isn’t complete without at least one (or more) piece of this pie.
You can bake it yourself, but you may not have enough time because this day falls on Christmas.
So go to your local bakery and pick up a delicious dessert pie, or order it online and have it delivered to your door.
Host a Dinner
Take on the responsibility of hosting a Christmas dinner. Remove the dust from your cookbooks, cook various foods, or order it online.
Don’t forget to make a delicious pumpkin pie. After you’ve prepared everything, set the table and enjoy the evening with your friends and family.
Put on the fall and Christmas decorations to make them more memorable and adjust the theme according to the day.
To commemorate this day, you can also ask your guests to dress in fall-themed attire. Play various games to keep your guests entertained.
Bake it Yourself
They say the internet is everyone’s best friend, which is quite true because it is always there for you and has a solution to your problems.
So, if you want to make a dessert pie, look for the best recipes online. If you prefer the traditional method, look in your cookbooks for a recipe for this pie.
Begin by ordering the ingredients from an online grocery store. You can’t eat the entire pie yourself, so share it with your friends and coworkers.
Bake a pumpkin pie as a gift for your host if you’re going to a Christmas dinner, as this dessert pie is a staple of festive American dinners.
Arrange a Bake-off
If you’re an extrovert who’s always looking for reasons to socialize, use this day to host a baking competition for your coworkers, friends, or family.
Form two or more teams and assign them the task of making dessert pies with their unique recipes.
Because you are the host, you can also get the honor of judging the competition. Taste each pie and select the best one.
Share Pumpkin Pie Day on Social Media
Post pictures and videos on Instagram if you are baking a pumpkin pie, going to your favorite bakery, or eating a pie made by a family member.
If you’re making a pie, share the recipe with your fans. However, create a short vlog to preserve memories if you intend to eat a pie from your favorite bakery.
To join the community of pie lovers, use relevant hashtags such as #PumpkinPieDay or #NationalPumpkinPieDay when posting about your celebrations.
American and Canadian Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners are incomplete without a pumpkin pie.
National Pumpkin Pie Day falls on Christmas Day, which increases its significance and allows you to celebrate the day with your loved ones.
Whatever you plan to commemorate this day, have fun and post about it on social media.
This will also encourage your followers to enjoy the mouth-watering pumpkin pie because it is healthier than many other desserts.