Apple or Pumpkin?

PumpkinsapplesLocal sports talk radio was debating the choice yesterday. Growing up, my mom loved to bake and we loved to eat. As I remember it, she made five pies many Thanksgivings: one mincemeat, my dad’s favorite; two pumpkins, and the two apple pies my brother and I devoured. If you have only one choice for the American holiday tomorrow, what would it be?


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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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5 Responses to Apple or Pumpkin?

  1. Liam says:

    Well, I vote sweet potato pie, which is more sublime than pumpkin pie.

    Mincemeat pie was/is for Christmastide. Most definitely with at least a token amount of meat (use the Borden dehydrated mincemeat – an old but good product) but most essentially suet/tallow, without which the mouthfeel is simply not the same. Take pieces of suet, and put them in a rotary cheese grater. Suet, when rendered, becomes tallow. And tallow is …. waxy when cold but very unctuous when warm. So…always eat mincemeat pie warm. But a mock mince pie (which is what a pie without meat or at least suet is) can be eaten tepid. It’s just not nearly as good as mincemeat.

  2. Devin Rice says:

    Pumpkin for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, etc.

  3. Randolph Nichols says:

    And not a word regarding the essential Thanksgiving pie question, the home made versus store-bought crust.

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