The entire blog world is exploding with pumpkin recipes at the moment. The mania always begins around autumn and it doesn’t stop until way into December. And this year I want to join the “pumpkin-party”.
I think adding pumpkin to everything is quite american. That is funny. In America you can get pumpkin everything: Pumpkin-juice, pumpkin-spice-latte, pumpkin-donuts, pumping-triffle, pumpkin-candy… anything! And of course the mandatory pumpkin pie. And oh how I love it.
I have to admit something: Until just 5 weeks ago I had never had anything pumpkin but pumpkin soup. Yeah, I know it sounds strange, never having tried pumpkin pie at least. But no. It just isn’t a big thing here in Denmark, unfortunately.
You can’t even buy pumpkin puree in Denmark. I’ve tried to get it everywhere, but no-one knows what it is. So I brought home a lot of it from my trip to the states. My sweet host family bought me some.
When I went to Boston some weeks ago my kind, kind host family asked me if there was anything special I wanted to taste whilst being in America. When they heard I had never had pumpkin pie before they immediately said that I had to try it.
I was not dissapointed. That stuff is amazing!
I love that it is not too sweet and I love all of the spices in it. An amazing pie!
Did you realize that pumpkin pie is actually quite healthy compared to other pies?
As my host mom said: “Pumpkin pie is one of the healthiest pies you can have.” And then she added with a smile: “But then again, you don’t eat pie because you want to be healthy.” Haha, I love that quote.
But she’s actually right. Pumpkin pie is almost nothing but pumpkin which is a vegetable (or fruit – I don’t know).
I made this pie even healthier by subbing half n’ half or cream with yoghurt and making a healthier, low-fat crust. I also subbed honey for sugar and added less sweetener – and nobody has been able to tell.
And remember – it is almost like eating a big piece of vegetable (:
Happy (almost) Halloween!