Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie? Martin would argue that it’s one of America’s greatest culinary creations. I’ve cracked a few times and made it for him in Germany. That process involved bringing a pie pan from the US, buying a pumpkin at the farmer’s market and baking and pureeing it, and making crust from scratch. All in the name of love, right?
Now that we’re in the US, I’m not embarrassed to admit that when I make a random pumpkin pie that isn’t for a holiday gathering, I cheat. I buy the organic frozen crusts (they even have gluten free ones) and canned pumpkin. The whole pie-making process takes less than 10 minutes. Ten minutes, you guys!