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Perfect Pumpkin Pie: Which Squash Squashes the Competition?

In our humble opinion, Thanksgiving is superior to any other day of the year. In an effort to make this year’s feast the best of all time (sorry, Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe), we’re bringing you the recipes, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you become a Turkey Day pro.

Are you feeling pumpkin-ed out? We are fully entrenched in pumpkin season, with the pumpkin-centric holiday of Thanksgiving just around the corner and toothy jack-o’-lanterns still grinning devilishly from neighborhood doorsteps and windows. But a few weeks ago, before we slid too far down the rabbit hole of pumpkin lattes, cheesecakes and gnocchi, and with Thanksgiving dessert preparations on the brain, the Cooking Channel editorial and culinary teams began debating one very serious and simple question: Which pumpkin, or other kind of squash, makes the best pumpkin pie?

To find this important answer, we decided to set up a near-scientific experiment. We roasted various squash varieties, pureed their innards and baked them into the same pie recipe, comparing resulting pies for color, texture and flavor. We incorporated canned pumpkin and sweet potatoes into the test as experimental controls, since we generally knew what flavor and texture to expect from both. We tasted all of the purees as well as the final pies, focusing on the filling (since the pre-approved crust was the same for each).

To orient you in this taste test, we’ll tell you how the varieties of pumpkins and winter squash are related (pumpkins are a kind of winter squash — we’ll refer to them interchangeably in this test). There are three major families within that group:

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Sifted: Latke Pie Crust, Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread + More

Latke Pumpkin Pie by My Name is Yeh

  1. Break tradition with this pumpkin pie with latke crust. My Name is Yeh describes the sweet and salty combo “as dipping your fries in a pumpkin frosty, if pumpkin frosties existed.”
  2. Life Made Sweet shares her secret to pretty, perfectly round lace florentine cookies
  3. Hungry holiday guests will swoon over caramelized cranberry and brie pull-apart bread by Vegetarian Ventures.
  4. Satisfy your morning sweet tooth with An Edible Mosaic’s guilt-free carrot cake oatmeal.
  5. Mixed with a whole head of roasted garlic, the Baker Chick’s recipe for smashed potatoes is a sure winner in this year’s Thanksgiving spread. 

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Oh, Pie Goodness! Pumpkin Pie vs. Apple Pie

Thanksgiving Pie Throwdown: Apple Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie

When it comes to the Thanksgiving dessert table, there is one dessert it would not be complete without: pie. Fortunately, we have incredible pie recipes to finish your Thanksgiving feast with a “Wow!”

This time of year, the choice is almost always a difficult one between apple and pumpkin. Before the debate reaches a fever pitch, we’ve decided to settle this dispute of seasonal sweets once and for all by pitting the competition against each other.

WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE BEST PIE OF THANKSGIVING (BPOTG):

PUMPKIN PIE or APPLE PIE?

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Sifted: Thanksgiving Turkey Cake, Plus

Thanksgiving Turkey Cake -- An awesome WOW from Chow

Linkage we’re into — Extreme Home Thanksgiving Edition:

* Meat the Infamous Thanksgiving Turkey Cake — Savory Layer Lovers Unite! [Chow]
* Behold, the BEER CAN TURKEY — Crack a cool one and fire up the grill! [Food2]
* Extreme Pumpkin Pie Recipe — Triple the terror; grab your Cool Whip [Extreme Holiday Ideas]

Not convinced? Get our chefs’ best traditional and updated recipes and ideas at Thanksgiving Central.

Which Thanksgiving recipe are you LEAST likely to serve up on your table this year?

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