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Eating Out - November 18, 2022

Where to buy your Thanksgiving pie

Procrastinators, there's still time to leave dessert to the pros

by Kate Bradshaw

Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest day each year for celebrating and eating pie, with the exception of March 14 (Pi Day) for math nerds. And in my family, Thanksgiving pies are a big deal. We go all-out, making my grandma's pie crust recipe days in advance, blending an ungodly amount of Crisco into the dough before rolling it out, shaping it and baking it. The kitchen becomes a busy hub as we pack the crusts with various fillings — apple, pecan, chocolate pudding, and a favorite of mine, a blend of pumpkin and ricotta that bakes into a custardy-yet-textured consistency that goes perfectly topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a giant dollop of homemade whipped cream.

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