Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Pumpkin Pie recipe image, 1921(Camden Daily Courier, via Newspapers.com)

Pumpkin pie newspaper image, 1921 (Camden Daily Courier, via Newspapers.com)

Pumpkin pie has a long history in the United States. Pumpkins originally come from Central America, but as a result of European exploration of the Americas, the plant began to be cultivated and eaten in Europe.

Early European colonists in what would later become the United States brought the tradition of pumpkin-filled pies across the Atlantic with them, and the dish became deeply embedded in American culture–particularly in New England. An early written recipe for a dish similar to today’s pumpkin pie even appeared in what is considered America’s first cookbook: “American Cookery,” by Amelia Simmons in 1796.

More recently, the introduction of commercially canned pumpkin in the 19th century made it faster and more convenient to make the dessert, as did the marketing of a pre-blended “pumpkin pie spice” in the 1930s.

From the traditional and classic pumpkin pie recipes to the more modern and unusual variations, pumpkin pie recipes have been appearing in newspapers for hundreds of years.

Learn more about Pumpkin Pie Recipes through historical newspapers from our archives. Explore newspaper articles, headlines, images, and other primary sources below.


Articles and Clippings about Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Traditional pumpkin pie recipe from 1839Traditional pumpkin pie recipe from 1839 Sat, Nov 23, 1839 – Page 4 · Salt River Journal (Bowling Green, Missouri) · Newspapers.comEggless pumpkin pie recipe from 1857 with lemon and gingerEggless pumpkin pie recipe from 1857 with lemon and ginger Thu, Nov 5, 1857 – 4 · Lewistown Gazette (Lewistown, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comDairy-free, egg-free pumpkin pie recipe from 1866Dairy-free, egg-free pumpkin pie recipe from 1866 Sat, Feb 3, 1866 – 4 · New England Farmer (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com1870 dairy-free, egg-free pumpkin pie recipe with real pumpkin, currants, and orange or lemon peel1870 dairy-free, egg-free pumpkin pie recipe with real pumpkin, currants, and orange or lemon peel Sat, Oct 15, 1870 – 6 · Vermont Chronicle (Bellows Falls, Vermont) · Newspapers.com1916 pumpkin pie recipe with dates and allspice1916 pumpkin pie recipe with dates and allspice Thu, Oct 19, 1916 – 13 · The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer (Bridgeport, Connecticut) · Newspapers.com1928 vintage raisin pumpkin pie recipe1928 vintage raisin pumpkin pie recipe Thu, May 17, 1928 – 10 · The Jeffersonian-Democrat (Brookville, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com1930 homemade traditional one-egg pumpkin pie recipe from scratch1930 homemade traditional one-egg pumpkin pie recipe from scratch Fri, Nov 21, 1930 – Page 27 · The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey) · Newspapers.com1930 pineapple pumpkin pie recipe1930 pineapple pumpkin pie recipe Fri, Nov 21, 1930 – Page 40 · St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.com1936 recipe for pumpkin pie with a cheese crust1936 recipe for pumpkin pie with a cheese crust Sat, Nov 14, 1936 – 7 · The North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.comPrize-winning pumpkin pie recipe from 1940 with brown sugar, marshmallows, and walnut crustPrize-winning pumpkin pie recipe from 1940 with brown sugar, marshmallows, and walnut crust Thu, Oct 17, 1940 – 5 · The Coos Bay Times (Marshfield, Oregon) · Newspapers.com1942 recipe for pumpkin pie with honey instead of sugar1942 recipe for pumpkin pie with honey instead of sugar Fri, Oct 16, 1942 – 14 · The Knoxville Journal (Knoxville, Tennessee) · Newspapers.com1946 recipe for gingersnap crust for pumpkin pie1946 recipe for gingersnap crust for pumpkin pie Thu, Dec 12, 1946 – 12 · Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.com1949 recipe for Orange Pumpkin Pie deluxe with orange zest and orange juice; serve with cheese1949 recipe for Orange Pumpkin Pie deluxe with orange zest and orange juice; serve with cheese Mon, Nov 21, 1949 – 21 · Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii) · Newspapers.com1949 Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie recipe with graham cracker crust1949 Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie recipe with graham cracker crust Sun, Jan 9, 1949 – Page 86 · Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan) · Newspapers.com1950 pumpkin pie recipe made with molasses and served with vanilla ice cream1950 pumpkin pie recipe made with molasses and served with vanilla ice cream Thu, Dec 7, 1950 – Page 45 · The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) · Newspapers.com1951 recipe for Apple Sauce Pumpkin Pie with heavy cream1951 recipe for Apple Sauce Pumpkin Pie with heavy cream Thu, Nov 29, 1951 – Page 20 · Reno Gazette-Journal (Reno, Nevada) · Newspapers.com1956 no-bake pumpkin pie recipe with sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin pie spice1956 no-bake pumpkin pie recipe with sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin pie spice Thu, Jan 5, 1956 – Page 50 · The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana) · Newspapers.comRecipes for pumpkin pie toppings, e.g. orange, cream cheese, coffee, honey, sherry, maple syrupRecipes for pumpkin pie toppings, e.g. orange, cream cheese, coffee, honey, sherry, maple syrup Sat, Nov 2, 1957 – Page 24 · The New York Age (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com"Crustless" (no-crust) pumpkin pie recipe from 1957 with honey and evaporated milk Thu, Dec 19, 1957 – Page 38 · Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) · Newspapers.com1958 2-egg 1958 2-egg "pumpkin" pie recipe using butternut squash and molasses Tue, Nov 25, 1958 – 13 · Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) · Newspapers.com1959 recipe for pumpkin pie with maple syrup1959 recipe for pumpkin pie with maple syrup Wed, Apr 8, 1959 – 6 · Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming) · Newspapers.com1959 no-bake, no-egg pumpkin pie recipe with evaporated milk1959 no-bake, no-egg pumpkin pie recipe with evaporated milk Thu, Nov 5, 1959 – 21 · The Dispatch (Moline, Illinois) · Newspapers.com1960 1960 "quick pumpkin pie" eggless recipe with graham cracker crust Mon, Nov 21, 1960 – Page 25 · The News-Review (Roseburg, Oregon) · Newspapers.com
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