Why My Pie Trumps Your Pie


Matthew Mead

October 12, 2015 photo shows a fall themed citrus pumpkin meringue pie.

Kennedy Roberts, Staffer

Pie is an all-time favorite American dessert that can be enjoyed at all times of the year, especially during the holidays. Apple, pecan, and pumpkin are Americans’ top three favorite flavors for these crust covered delicacies, but which one is the best? In my opinion, it’s definitely pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple that has been a comfort food for millions of people for almost 400 years. It was introduced to the holiday table at the pilgrims’ second Thanksgiving in 1623, says The American Pie Council. In the fall months from September through December, pumpkin is put into everything from lattes to candles, simply because it is such a fantastic squash. Forgetting about the massive amounts of sugar in just one slice of pie, these wonderful fruits have some surprising health benefits. They are great for the skin because of the fact that they are rich in vitamins A, C and E as well as other minerals and antioxidants. 

Not only is pumpkin pie America’s sweet and savory traditional dessert, it is also super easy to bake. Most pumpkin pie recipes only have around five ingredients, says Delish, a baking site. Another thing you should be aware of is it’s possible to bake a delectable pumpkin pie in just two steps: throw everything together and pop it in the oven. Unlike other pies, there is no need to decorate the top in an elaborate array of crust and with modern innovations like premade crust, baking a golden pumpkin pie is that much easier. 

Pumpkin pie is a small yet important part of American tradition. One major name brand seller will sell up to 50 million pies in one year, says The Commissary. Dating back hundreds of years, the sweet treat has had a large impact on Americans all over the country.