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TOPIC: Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK!
#11834
Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK! 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
Inspired by one of Martin's food posts I went on a crusade Saturday to buy a Pumpkin Pie for Halloween consumption.

Harrods? No (loads of pumpkin decorations but no pies).

M&S? No... likewise hanging pumpkins and sweets and patterns - but no pie.

Waitrose?
Nope.

I ended up with a delicious treacle tart and cream which looked similar but, of course, tasted totally different.

Why doesn't anyone make pumpkin pies anymore? I used to buy them every year ar D'Agostinos opposite my NYC home.
 
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#11836
Godiver

Re:Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK! 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
Why not make one yourself and stop whinging?
 
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#11837
Martin

Re:Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK! 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
Much as I was amazed by the devouring of my minor pumpkin yesterday , by all eight people, who had never even eaten one before, the best pumpkin recipe is soup.
Slice it up, and bake it in the oven with garlic, olive oil and chilli.
Soften one large onion, in a pan, add your favourite curry spice blend, then the squash itself and some stock. Finally blend it down to soup consistency, but allways use the skin, this is important roughage, and breaks down easily when soft enough.
I add cream add the end, as it looks pretty, and can take the heat off for none chilli eaters.
I am surprised by the lack of pumpkin pies available commercially, they could be knocking them out for 10p, and selling this time of the year for about
 
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#11843
Re:Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK! 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
I love pumpkin soup Mart; I shall try your recipe!
 
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#11844
Re:Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK! 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
Is there a name for things like pumpkins and marrows (love them too)?

Surely they belong to a family of vegetables.
 
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#11845
Re:Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK! 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
It's a fruit.

Marrow is too.
 
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#11846
Re:Pumpkin Pie? Not in the UK! 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
They tend to be called 'squashes'
 
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#11848
Al

I've never seen a pumpkin pie for sale in Britain. 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
I think it's an American dish.

Thankfully they haven't completely taken us over yet.
 
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#11849
Re:I've never seen a pumpkin pie for sale in Britain. 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
Surely they are preferable to haggis, Al?!!!
 
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#11868
Re:I've never seen a pumpkin pie for sale in Britain. 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
Or tripes... having said that I do like chitterlings, although you can't get them these days due to 'food hygene' laws... It was only bad butchers who didn't clean the pipe... but one bad apple as they say
 
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#11876
Al

Re:I've never seen a pumpkin pie for sale in Britain. 13 Years, 10 Months ago  
Never tried Haggis, but at least it's British.
 
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