Pumpkin pie is so good, you might wonder why do we only get it a couple times a year. Typically we only indulge in the fall and winter months, and then move on to berries and other fodder for pastry when things warm up. Most people only eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Why, you ask? Pumpkin pie is a custard and very temperamental. It’s the hardest type of pie to bake. But now, you can have a little taste of pumpkin pie every morning on your toast. Enter pumpkin pie butter.
We recently went to a homeschool fall celebration party, where the kids all painted pumpkins. My kids spent a lot of time brushing the perfect picture on their sugar pumpkins for Halloween, and were extremely proud of their artwork. We displayed them on the front porch with our other fall decorations. But then, Halloween was over, and coincidentally I also needed to make some pies for Thanksgiving . . . .