The Star Democrat
3 Things to know about Pumpkin Pie
1 The world’s largest pumpkin pie was huge.
In 2010, at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, folks got together to create pumpkin pie that was 20 feet in diameter and weighed 3,699 lbs.
2 Pumpkin pie was discouraged in 1947.
After World War II, there were still rationing and shortages. In 1947, President Harry Truman discouraged families from having pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.
3 Pumpkin pie is at least 400 years old.
Around 1621, the Plymouth settlers were gifted pumpkins by Native Americans. The first pumpkin pie is thought to have been a hollowed-out pumpkin filled with simple ingredients like milk, honey and spices, then slowcooked over hot coals and ashes.