Pumpkin Pie and a Thanksgiving Poem

Sharon Wray shares an incredible pie #recipe and a whimsical poem on the Word by Word #blog for the #holidaySeason. Do you have a favorite recipe? We’d love to hear about it 🙂

Word by Word

Lydia Maria Child, born in Medford, Massachusetts on February 11, 1802, was an abolitionist and novelist famous for her books on early 19th century female domestic life and racial equality. She was also a journalist, cookbook author, and even wrote a tome on world religions. While her bestselling book “The American Frugal Housewife” made her famous, she’s still best known for the poem that starts off with … “Over the river and through the woods…” and ends with “Hurrah for the pumpkin pie”.

Bestselling author Sharon Wray discusses pumpkin pie and the famous Thanksgiving poem that begins with "over the river and through the woods..."

I’ve always wondered if Lydia Maria Child was obsessed with pumpkin pies because, besides adding a pie to her poem, three different versions appear in her cookbook. She offers the pumpkin pie baker different thoughts about whether or not to scald the milk or add maple syrup instead of sugar. Of all of her recipes, the pumpkin pie recipe is the most confusing because in the middle…

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  1. Now I really want some pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

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    1. With a gingerbread base!


  2. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Yummy!


  3. Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Oh my!
    Thanks for sharing, Jacquie. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (is it the same date in Canada? I don’t even know. Have a lovely Sunday, my friend.

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    1. Ours was back in October, which is kind of nice because we get to savor all the lovely recipes and pictures of the US holiday 🙂
      Doesn’t this pie sound delicious?

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      1. It does. Maybe for Christmas. 😀

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  4. Jan Sikes says:

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing, Jacquie!

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  5. markbierman says:

    I admit to developing a taste for pumpkin pie only in the last few years. This recipe sounds great!

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    1. I think the gingerbread would add a wonderful dimension!

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