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Thanksgiving Pie: California Dreamin'

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Interested in the Thanksgiving pie trends sweeping the nation? Delve into the delectable insights provided by Google's "most searched" pies, revealing the diverse and delightful choices that define each state's palate!

But before I reveal California’s favorite pie, let’s learn a little bit about the history of Thanksgiving pies.

As Thanksgiving approaches, we embrace not just the promise of a grand feast but also the timeless tradition of pies—a sweet heart of gratitude and indulgence intricately woven into our celebrations. With origins dating back to early civilizations, pies evolved from simple crusts in Egypt and Greece to culinary masterpieces in the hands of the Romans, introducing a variety of fillings.

Fast forward to medieval Europe, where pies metamorphosed into vessels for both sweet and savory delights. When European settlers carried this tradition to the New World, pies adapted to showcase locally available ingredients. While pumpkin pie now symbolizes Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims and Native Americans likely relished an array of savory pies during their inaugural feast.

Thanksgiving feast

The 19th century marked Thanksgiving's establishment as a national holiday, firmly embedding pies as a centerpiece of the celebratory meal. The advent of ready-made crusts and canned fillings democratized pie-making, contributing to the widespread tradition of baking pies for Thanksgiving. Around our tables, each slice embodies not just a culinary creation but a continuation of a centuries-old tradition—a delicious thread seamlessly woven into the fabric of our celebrations.

Drumroll, please! The most-searched pie for Thanksgiving in California is... Pumpkin! While it may sound like a classic choice, there's always room for a twist.

If you're up for a culinary adventure, check our daughter's favorite pumpkin pie recipe. And, of course, if you're in the mood for sharing, feel free to drop a delicious slice off at my house! Wishing all my clients and friends a Happy Thanksgiving!


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