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In addition to some yummy-sounding recipes (Jodie, Taylor, are you game?), the article also gives the real scoop on the origins of pumpkin pie:
Pumpkin lore has it that the American colonists originated pumpkin pie, but originally the pumpkin constituted the crust, not the filling. Cooks sliced off the vine end of the pumpkin, scraped out the strings and seeds and filled the cavity with milk, honey and spices. Then they baked the pumpkin in the hot ashes of fireplaces or fire pits. The liquid combined with the meat of the pumpkin to create something akin to modern pumpkin pie filling.