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Where is the PUMPKIN PIE!!!

It's October, the month of Jack-o-Lanterns and Thanksgiving, and there's not a pumpkin pie to be found in the local grocery stores of the tri-state area.

Is this a vast right-wing conspiracy???

by Anonymousreply 8311/29/2012

i'm sorry. have you tried making one yourself? the best recipe is found on the Libby's pumpkin can. can buy a can of Libby's pumpkin pie filling & a frozen crust. i'm not sure what, if anthing, you add to the latter. i feel your pain. my niece makes the best pumpkin pies in the world and she needs to get her narrow ass in gear!

by Anonymousreply 110/03/2010

Dear Pumpkin%E2%80%A6I want you fresh, baby!

Canned pumpkin is noting but a trampy substitute!

You will always be my number one.

by Anonymousreply 210/03/2010

I'm sorry, Miss, but I have problems of my own!

by Anonymousreply 310/03/2010

You might try going to more than one store, OP.

by Anonymousreply 410/03/2010

October is the month of Thanksgiving?

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 510/03/2010

Trust me, those stores used canned pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 610/03/2010

Make your own, OP! It's the easiest pie to make in the world.

by Anonymousreply 710/03/2010

We have "farms" out here that have cornfield mazes, hayrides and wooden sculptures for children to climb on. They advertize "pumpkin picking," though the pumpkins are shipped in from upstate and placed artistically around the field. They sell roasted corn, bags of popcorn and apple cider, but no pumpkin pie. I don't get that. Why no pumpkin pie?

by Anonymousreply 810/03/2010

another thought: in times of desperation try the frozen pie section. i feel your pain.%0D %0D jennifer, where is my fucking pie!?

by Anonymousreply 910/03/2010

R5, in Canada Thanksgiving is in Oct., so "Oh, dear" yourself, asshole. Now run along fattie yankee.

by Anonymousreply 1010/03/2010

Is op a Canadian living in the states?

by Anonymousreply 1110/03/2010

Canadian Thanksgiving is October 12th, r5.

by Anonymousreply 1210/03/2010

Only an idiot would go to the trouble to make a pumpkin pie from the makes absolutely no difference in the taste of the pie and it's a huge amount of work, for no gain.

by Anonymousreply 1310/03/2010

Canada has a "tri-state area"?

by Anonymousreply 1410/03/2010

OP pumpkin pie is so OVAH!

Take five oh six sweet putaytas and make yo sef sumpin' special.

Sweet potato pie RULES!

And mash with a fork!

by Anonymousreply 1510/03/2010

Entenmann's has them.

by Anonymousreply 1610/03/2010

eating a piece of pumpkin pie from Costco as we speak. Delicious!

by Anonymousreply 1710/03/2010

Love pumpkin pie.

by Anonymousreply 1810/03/2010

Well, even at Thanksgiving time, I purchase and "doctor up" frozen pies, and they come out delicious. My favorite brands of frozen pies are (in order): (1) Marie Callendar; (2) Mrs. Smith; and (3) Sara Lee.

OP, I don't know where you're located but here in Colorado Springs, pumpkin (and sometimes sweet potato!) pies are readily available in at least one of the above-listed brands at Safeway, King Soopers (a Kroger subsidiary) and Albertsons.

DOCTORING UP: approximately 20 minutes after placing the pie into the oven, when the filling has thawed to the point were the contents can be gently stirred, I mix the following in a large measuring cup (or small bowl): half-teaspoon of vanilla, 3 tablespoons of orange juice, one HEAPING tablespoon of dark brown sugar and several healthy dashes of cinnamon -- and gently incorporate the mixture into the thawing pie filling (i.e. be careful not to poke into the crust). I then shove that baby back into the oven, at a slightly lower temperature (maybe 10 degrees lower) than called for by the pie manufacturer. The added ingredients, coupled with the lowered temperature add about 5 minutes to the total cooking time but it's well worth it!!!

by Anonymousreply 1910/03/2010

That sounds like it would do nasty things to any custard-based pie like pumpkin, R19.

by Anonymousreply 2010/03/2010

It's Obama's fault OP, if you vote Republican there will be a pumpkin pie in every pot.

by Anonymousreply 2110/03/2010

r19 it sounds delicious. do you get a bit of carmelization around the edges? in my area (piedmont north carolina) sweet potato pie is more popular. i had a friend who added coconut to a sweet potato/custard pie, and it was wonderful. she was sparing with the sugar. yummmm.%0D %0D october and pumpkin pie: we would start carving pumpkins a few weeks ahead of halloween, sometimes we had grown them ourselves (i was raised in the appalachian foothills). mama, being raised in the depression, did NOT waste food. after about 2-3 days she would cook the pumpkin, freeze some of it, and give us another pumpkin to carve & slaughter. my daddy loved custard pies, so with each cooking, she'd bake a pie or two. my mother was famous for her pies. people in our area would call up, "casually" inquire if she had baked anything, then would be at the door in 20 minutes if she said "yes." %0D %0D for all my beautiful LGBT babies: in my area (southeastern u.s.) the old timers are calling for a harsh winter, so just be prepared. i don't want any of you to do without, or freeze up into cute lil' ole popsicles. if i could, i'd put scarves, knit caps, and mittens on you myself. since i can't, take your warm coat to the drycleaners early, air out your woolens, buy some batteries and peanut butter, and make sure your scarf is color-coordinated with your warm cap & gloves. be warm & stylish babeees!

by Anonymousreply 2210/03/2010

It's a little early for pumpkin pie.%0D %0D This is apple pie time.

by Anonymousreply 2310/03/2010

I was always told that "pie" pumpkins and "Jack-o-lantern" pumpkins were different. The carving pumpkins are bred to be so big that they are much too watery and lack the flavour of a "pie" pumpkin. You can tell a "pie" pumpkin because it is usually smaller, darker, and has a straight stem.

by Anonymousreply 2410/03/2010

For Thanksgiving dinner, I always make a side dish of red apples & sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter, & maple syrup -- it's pretty sweet, obviously.

Last year, I pureed the leftovers, beat in 2 eggs, added some cinnamon & nutmeg, & baked it in a pie crust. Really good.

by Anonymousreply 2510/03/2010

r24 these were just old all-purpose pumpkins that the farmers raised for food. the seed store sold only one variety. they carved just fine. you'd scoop the seeds out of a barrel and put them in a little brown bag, then take them to the cash register. i have no idea what variety they were, but everybody grew the same kind. the same with squash: it was "the yellow kind." some people raised gourds for carving into bird nests and water dippers for their wells or springs. i grew up in the suburbs of the middle of nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 2610/03/2010

It's been available at Costco since August.

by Anonymousreply 2710/03/2010

Probably the best kind of pumpkin, Pumpkin/R24. There is a real resurgence in heirloom seeds.

by Anonymousreply 2810/03/2010

Sorry, meant Pumpkin/R26

by Anonymousreply 2910/03/2010

On Long Island and New Jersey to have enough pumpkins for kids to "pick" at the farms they're brought in each night by truck.

by Anonymousreply 3010/03/2010

The answer is here, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3110/03/2010

We've been told that there has been a shortage of pie pumpkins due to bad weather conditions in the U.S. midwest this year. A local store manager (in Ohio) said that the shelves should be stocked with canned pumpkin by the end of this month, maybe earlier. I imagine that pies will soon be appearing as well.

by Anonymousreply 3210/03/2010

There were plenty of pie pumpkins at the Farmers' mkt in NYC yesterday R32. I've never made a pumpkin pie.

by Anonymousreply 3310/03/2010

If you are going to raise the prices R32, you have to give the customers a good excuse.

by Anonymousreply 3410/03/2010

r17: you are a pie-teasing little coquette who NEEDS to be spanked, HARD, with a gourd.

And yes, there are Canadians living in the tri-state area! Quel domage!

I appreciate the frozen-pie, make-it-from-scratch suggestions %E2%80%A6 I'm just saying I MISS the days when pumpkin pie was a staple item in stores once autumn rolled around. I used to be able to gauge what time of year we were in by the Charlie Brown Specials and which holiday pie was on all at the grocery. How I miss the Arbor Day pies -- leaves, twigs and berries on a delicious graham cracker crust.

Now stores start preparing for Christmas right after Labor Day. It's a crying shame I tell you. And it leaves me, sadly, without my gourd-and-custard confection of choice!

by Anonymousreply 3510/03/2010

If you're going to go to all that trouble, R19, you might as well just make it from scratch. You can mix it in one bowl.

by Anonymousreply 3610/03/2010

Thank you r31! I always appreciate anyone who can back up their data with a credible source!

And r22, aka Pumpkin, you sound like a warm and loving person! So don't take it wrong when I say that I want to stick you in a food processor with nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and custard, whip you to a froth, pour you into a pie shell, cook you till you are toasty brown, and then eat you up whole! (As opposed to most of the DL posters who probably would skip the beginning and just eat your hole)

by Anonymousreply 3710/03/2010

"90 percent of U.S. pumpkins are grown within 90 miles of Peoria, Ill."

It seems crazy to concentrate the business into such a tiny area. Bad weather in this one spot can take out almost the entire U.S. pumpkin production. I thought pumpkins were grown all over the midwest and northeast.

by Anonymousreply 3810/03/2010

God Bless Peoria Illinois!!!!

by Anonymousreply 3910/03/2010

I though Peoria was famous for "Fibber McGee and Molly."

by Anonymousreply 4010/03/2010

Visual: Pumpkin sitting on toilet with strained look on the face surrounded by recently made pies on the floor.

by Anonymousreply 4110/03/2010

It's October, the month of Durga Puja, and no supplies for building pandals are to be found in stores in the tri-state area!

by Anonymousreply 4210/03/2010

[quote]aka Pumpkin, you sound like a warm and loving person! So don't take it wrong when I say that I want to stick you in a food processor with nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and custard, whip you to a froth, pour you into a pie shell, cook you till you are toasty brown, and then eat you up whole! (As opposed to most of the DL posters who probably would skip the beginning and just eat your hole)%0D %0D LOL - got a good belly laugh from that one.

by Anonymousreply 4310/03/2010

I hosted "Fakes-giving" in August when my nieces and sister came for their summer visit. I went all over town looking for canned pumpkin, canned pumpkin pie filling, or a frozen pumpkin pie.


Fortunately a neighbour had a can of filling left over from Thanksgiving. I didn't have any canned pumpkin because I had fed it to my dog when she was sick. The vet told me it helps them when they are having stomach problems.

I will remember this. I will hoard canned pumpkin and sell it at a profit in the summer. I shall be the Canned Pumpkin Queen of WV.

by Anonymousreply 4410/03/2010

R23 is exactly right. This is the time of apple pies, not pumpkin. %0D %0D But since I do love Pumpkin custard pies, I will simply caution you to use Libby's canned pumpkin, and not canned pumpkin pie filling.%0D %0D Do also remember that the pumpkins we carve for Halloween are not the same pumpkins that are used for cooking.%0D %0D I am also a Sweet Potato Pie lover. Our dear old cook was from N'awlins and she sometimes made it with pecans in it and bourbon, too.%0D %0D One more word of caution: NEVER, and I mean never, use canned whipping creme or that Cool Whip crap. Only use heavy whipping creme you whip yourself for the specific purpose of the pie.

by Anonymousreply 4510/03/2010

"creme" is how the fake kind is spelled in the U.S., since it can't claim to be "cream."

Kind of like "chocolaty flavor" or "processed cheese food."

by Anonymousreply 4610/03/2010

The pumpkin growers said last year was a bad harvest. Stores were not able to restock. I should think they'd be restocking whenever this year's crop is processed.

by Anonymousreply 4710/03/2010

"We've been told that there has been a shortage of pie pumpkins due to bad weather conditions in the U.S. midwest this year."

That was last year, hon. Try to keep up.

This year, pumpkin production is on target--relax.

by Anonymousreply 4810/03/2010

i always have a spare can of pumpkin pie mix in the back of the cabinet. i imagine myself scooping it out by hand during some disaster..until I...

by Anonymousreply 4910/03/2010

sweet potato pie is so much better than pumpkin pie

by Anonymousreply 5010/03/2010

Which tri-state area?


Massachusetts-Rhode Island-Connecticut?

by Anonymousreply 5110/03/2010

lol. i just peed a little bit in my mouth.%0D %0D r37 i always assumed i'd wind up in a wood chipper. yeah, i love those possessive jealous types. they can be sweet like that, but if this is the way you roll, babeee you can stuff me in your cuisinart any time.%0D %0D r41 are you spying on my again? restraining order!%0D %0D jennifer, where is my fucking pie!?

by Anonymousreply 5210/03/2010

All pumpkins come from Half Moon Bay, California. Artichokes are from Castroville, Raisins come from Fresno, Wine from Napa, Garlic from Gilroy, Prunes from Yuba City, Porn from San Fernando, Homosex from San Francisco, Crazy from Berkeley, Republicans from Orange County, and movie stars from Hollywood. End of story.

by Anonymousreply 5310/04/2010

Fuck the pie, where are all the scary movies!?

by Anonymousreply 5410/04/2010

Forget the fuss and mess of making a crust, I prefer Pumpkin Custard in a ramekin.

by Anonymousreply 5510/04/2010

yeah r54 didn't one of the cable channels once have "28 days of halloween" or something? i also wonder why tcm doesn't have a bunch of scary movies on. it's not really scary, but i'd like to see "dorian gray" again. also the bela lugosi classics, nosferatu, frankenstein, etc. i wish my area had a scary film festival in october. everybody just has over-priced corn mazes & haunted houses. in my hometown area they have had haunted hayrides in the past. i've heard those are pretty fun. let me know about the movies. pleeeeeeeeeeease!? (screeched in high-pitched annoying whine)

by Anonymousreply 5610/04/2010

[quote]Trust me, those stores used canned pumpkin.

As do 99.9% of all other people who make homemade pumpkin pies. Do you know how difficult it is to find a sugar pumpkin? You do know that you can not make a pumpkin pie from a regular pumpkin don't you. Well, you can but it would taste like pure shit. The sugar pumpkins used in pies are very tiny (mot much bigger than a grapefruit) and have a high degree of sweetness and tenderness.

That said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using canned pumpkin. You would not taste one iota of difference in a pie made with canned pumpkin and one made with fresh pumpkin if it was made by a good cook.

by Anonymousreply 5710/04/2010

Today in New York's Greenmarket in Union Square pumpkins were labeled "for pies."

by Anonymousreply 5810/04/2010

I am pleased to announce that this afternoon I purchased my first Pumpkin Pie of the season. I'd like to thank everyone for their love and support during this stressful time.

by Anonymousreply 5910/07/2010

Way to go OP.

Yesterday I purchased my second one of the season at Costco.

by Anonymousreply 6010/07/2010

thank merciful heavens. we'll all sleep better 2nite.

by Anonymousreply 6110/07/2010

I got mine at Gristedes today for $3.99.

by Anonymousreply 6210/07/2010

Just saw a whole mountain of little "sugar pumpkins for baking" on display at Safeway tonight. WTF?! This must be just a new way to market the puny rejects and abortions that didn't get to be Jack-O-Lanterns.

by Anonymousreply 6310/07/2010

"It seems crazy to concentrate the business into such a tiny area. Bad weather in this one spot can take out almost the entire U.S. pumpkin production."


by Anonymousreply 6410/07/2010

I went to KMart yesterday to get grass seed in the garden dept and the garden dept is now the Christmas dept. No seed.

by Anonymousreply 6510/08/2010

r65 - did they have SugarPlum pies for sale yet?

by Anonymousreply 6610/08/2010

No, R63, sugar pumpkins are a different variety. They are meatier and, as the name implies, sweeter. The carving pumpkins are bred to be large and they are generally flavourless and watery. You can bake with them but the results will not be as good as with a sugar pumpkin.

by Anonymousreply 6710/08/2010

OP, I don't know about your "tri-state area" but here in the Midwest, I've had Pumpkin Pie on offer since the end of September at my local, regional supermarket chain. Sweet Potato pie too.%0D %0D But right now, I agree that it is apple pie time. The smell of baking apples with cinnamon and brown sugar is almost an aphrodisiac to me. Almost.%0D %0D July and August are Key Lime,Lemon and Cherry pie time, and August and part of September are peach pie time and September and October are apple pie time. %0D %0D Summer pies are berry pies, like blueberry and strawberry and also key lime pie. Pumpkin, and Sweet Potato, and to a lesser degree Apple take me all the way thru to February.%0D %0D Then in February, Mother makes chocolate cream pies, and custard pies, and coconut pies, and lemon meringue going towards Spring. Capish?

by Anonymousreply 6810/08/2010

Don't forget the whipped cream, that makes it!

by Anonymousreply 6910/08/2010

thepiecalendar -- I am drizzling my body with cinnamon and brown sugar even as I type this. Come on over, and you can be my Sweet Potato.

by Anonymousreply 7010/08/2010

r15 is correct. Sweet potato pie makes pumpkin pie eat its grandma's turds. Sweet potato pie rules all Thanksgiving season pies.


by Anonymousreply 7110/10/2010

My family and I had our Thanksgiving dinner tonight and I thought of you, OP. It was dee-lish!

by Anonymousreply 7210/10/2010

I'm not going to read through all 72 replies so if this has already been said it bears repeating. Whatever else you want to say about the Cheesecake Factory, they make an AMAZING Pumpkin Pecan cheesecake around this time of year. You'll be diabetic afterwards but an amputated foot is a small price to pay for that kind of deliciousness!!

by Anonymousreply 7310/10/2010


You're kidding right?

by Anonymousreply 7410/10/2010

I just don't get pumpkin pie.

by Anonymousreply 7510/10/2010

My auntie MJ makes squash pies out of those big dick squashes. She roasts them then purees them.

by Anonymousreply 7610/10/2010


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by Anonymousreply 7810/10/2010

hmm, everybody having a drinkee drinkee?

by Anonymousreply 7910/11/2010

i love costcos pumpkin pie its better than a picture of the pie

by Anonymousreply 8011/27/2012

You bumped a two year old thread for that, r80?

by Anonymousreply 8111/27/2012

WHET to mincemeat or raisin pie? They were available in grocers bakeries once upon a time during the fall and winter. Granted, I would rate these pies low on the totem pole of pies but served a la mode, they can be quite scrumptious.

by Anonymousreply 8211/27/2012

I wish I liked pumpkin pie. It smells so good. Every few yers I'll try a piece, thinking maybe my taste buds will like it now, but I don't. The taste and the consistency make me a little nauseous. I can't get down more than half a forkful. When pumpkin pie is the only dessert, I insist I am too full to eat another bite of food. I would never tell someone I don't like it.

Come to think of it, I don't like any dessert pies. Oh well. More for everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 8311/29/2012
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