National Pumpkin Pie Day December 25

National Pumpkin Pie Day December 25


Pumpkin pie is one of Americas favorite pie flavors and December 25, of each year, celebrates this pie on National Pumpkin Pie Day.  

Often eaten during the fall and winter months and very popular at Thanksgiving and Christmas, in the United States, pumpkin pie is a traditional sweet dessert.   The pumpkin itself, is a symbol of harvest.

To make a pumpkin pie, the pulp of the pumpkin is mixed with eggs, evaporated and/or sweetened condensed milk, and sugar and is typically flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. 

Pumpkin pie recipes were found in 17th century English cookbooks, such as Hannah Woolley’s 1675, The Gentlewoman’s Companion.  It was in the early 19th century that the pumpkin pie recipes began to appear in American cookbooks.

Pumpkin pie became a common addition to the Thanksgiving dinner in the early nineteenth century when the pilgrims brought it back to New England.

Originally the pumpkin pie was prepared by stuffing the pumpkin with apples, spices and sugar then baking it whole.

There are many seasonal pumpkin pie flavored products that are now available including, ice cream, pudding, coffee, lattes, cheesecake, pancakes, candy and beer.

In the 1844 Thanksgiving poem, “Over the River and Through the Wood” written by Lydia Maria Child, there is reference to pumpkin pie in one of its verses: “Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done? Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!” 

 The song, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” contains the lyric, “Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie and we’ll do some caroling”.



Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Pumpkin Pie Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


6 Responses to “NATIONAL PUMPKIN PIE DAY – December 25”


  1. Sweet Pumpkin Pie Recipes You'll Love | The Pointe at West Chester - December 25, 2014

    […] while December 25th is Christmas and National Pumpkin Pie Day, here are some other pumpkin pie inspired dishes to […]

  2. December 24th – National Eggnog Day | One Day At A Time - December 24, 2014

    […] Birthday!! National Pumpkin Pie DayA’Phabet Day or No “L” […]

  3. So, What Do Dining Room Tables and Pumpkin Pie Have In Common? - Salpeck's Furniture Service - December 20, 2014

    […] December 25th is National Pumpkin Pie Day! […]

  4. Celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day - December 15, 2014

    […] National Pumpkin Pie Day is celebrated on December 25 – one of the pumpkin pie recipes to try is this delicious Apple-Pumpkin-Pecan Pie. […]

  5. Celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day | Cityscape Apartments - December 15, 2014

    […] you have during this festive time of year. December 25th obviously marks Christmas, but it is also National Pumpkin Pie Day! With that being said, you might want to try your hand at a nice pumpkin pie recipe that everyone […]

  6. Celebrate National Pumpkin Pie Day | Mirasol at Celebration Condos - December 15, 2014

    […] pumpkin pie a part of your meal on December 25th, here are a few pumpkin pie recipes to try. It is National Pumpkin Pie Day, after […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: