FOOD & DRINK
11/18/2016 06:02 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2017

The Pilgrims' Idea Of Pumpkin Pie Was Startlingly Different

It was more of a pie IN a pumpkin.

We love us some pumpkin pie. It’s one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. The pilgrims ― the original trendsetters ― were also fans of this custardy pie, but the pie they likely enjoyed looks very little like the one we bake up today.

For one, there was no crust ― it was baked inside the shell of the gourd. Two, there was a whole lot more pumpkin in it. And three, it took a lot longer to bake. But we have to admit, it looks delicious.

The folks behind the educational series How Does It Grow found an original pumpkin pie recipe and modernized it in the video above. Watch it ― and consider going with the real classic this holiday.

Or, stick to what you know with one of the recipes below.

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