Thanksgiving Pies Round The US
– [Man] Thanksgiving will get loopy with my household.
– [Man 2] Thanksgiving is one in every of my favorites.
– [Woman] And this pie will at all times be there.
– [Woman 2] No one does it fairly like we do.
– Hello, my title is Erin Van Sloten,
and at this time I'm gonna be making
my grandfather's recipe for blueberry tapioca pie.
Tapioca on this recipe is getting used as a thickener.
Some folks would possibly use cornstarch or different elements,
however positively within the Midwest, we use tapioca.
This pie, I initially heard from my grandfather.
He would make this pie yearly for my dad's birthday.
He would get up at 6 am to come back
and convey this pie to my dad.
So if we're fortunate sufficient,
we'll have the ability to choose recent blueberries,
since Michigan is thought for its wild blueberries,
and everybody will hoard them for the summer season months,
realizing that we're gonna need them for Thanksgiving.
I simply must strive one.
It’s a must to be sure that it's good first.
After I was too younger to bake,
I’d simply sit on the kitchen desk
and wait till my sister or my dad
or whoever else was making it might flip their again,
and I'd seize a number of blueberries simply in case.
So normally, in case you have further crust left over,
me and my sisters would take the additional crust
and minimize a B out of it for my dad's title, Barry.
Or, you recognize, additionally for blueberry pie,
as a result of my grandfather would at all times take the crust
and poke holes in it, in order that it made his initials.
Pie is at all times a staple for Thanksgiving,
and it's an actual custom in my household.
Even when my sisters have all moved and I've left,
we at all times come again for the vacations
and we all know we are able to collect round meals
and this pie will at all times be there.
(upbeat music) – Mhm.
Identical to how my grandfather used to make it.
(relaxed guitar music)
– Hello, my title is Bianca Lambert,
and I’m cooking my Aunt Vivian's candy potato pie.
My aunt is the one particular person in our household
that also bakes sweets.
She's the one person who's type of
carried this recipe over from my grandmother,
and simply type of handed down a lot of the roots.
So, the best way that you’ll know your potatoes are achieved,
simply kinda give it a bit poke or a bit stab,
that's how you recognize that it's prepared.
I grew up in Atlanta, and my dad and mom
are from a city in Alabama known as Monroeville.
So Thanksgiving, Christmas, like,
no matter vacation you possibly can consider, we’d drive down.
With my grandma, I bear in mind,
she would at all times simply have all this meals,
and he or she didn't have some huge cash and all that,
however you possibly can assure that
there was going to be a diffusion.
Every little thing that you just ever wished,
she knew all of your favorites,
and that was her means of exhibiting love,
and I really feel like that’s what
southern cooking is all about,
it's only a strategy to present love, and provides again to your loved ones
in a special type of means.
I'll let you know this, I'm at all times wanting ahead to this pie
for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I would even volunteer to make
the candy potato pie this 12 months.
No one's in all probability gonna let me do it although,
or they'll let me do like one,
after which she'll do all of the others.
Anyone makes something good,
like if you recognize one thing's good at Thanksgiving,
it simply goes, so when you don't get to that pie
earlier than it's gone, neglect about it.
Yeah, you higher get it when you possibly can.
And other people, I imply, we do share,
it's very a lot about group,
however folks like what they like,
everyone knows one another's favorites,
so yeah, as soon as it's gone, that's it.
This is only one of my all-time favorites.
It's the factor I can eat, I imply,
I might eat an entire pie on my own.
So my aunt shocked me by letting me know
that she makes use of lemon extract within the candy potato pie.
When she mentioned it, I used to be like, is she making a mistake?
But it surely's been good for years,
so I'm certain she is aware of what she's speaking about.
Right here's the factor, I don't suppose anybody
can prepare dinner candy potato pie like anyone in my household.
No one does it fairly like we do.
However hey, to all of the aunties and grandmas
and folks on the market, like, you guys are wonderful,
and I believe we're all keen on our household's cooking.
Thanksgiving for us is rather like, the very best time of the 12 months.
In all probability my favourite vacation,
simply because it's a lot about household
and meals and consuming and simply having a great time.
It tastes so good.
My aunt's gonna be tremendous proud.
– My title is Brenden Dahle, and at this time I’m making
my mother's wonderful pumpkin pie,
it’s my favourite factor in the whole world.
My mother is at all times the one who makes
the pies for Thanksgiving, 100%.
We’re allowed within the kitchen,
truthfully everybody kinda congregates within the kitchen,
partly as a result of it smells so good,
but in addition as a result of that's the place my mother is,
in order that they wanna speak to her and maintain her firm
whereas she makes us scrumptious meals.
That is my grandmother's pie dough recipe.
So the entire pumpkin pie recipe is definitely,
I say it's my mother's, however actually, it's her mom's.
It's not tremendous sophisticated in its elements,
nevertheless it's a really dense, spicy pie,
which I believe is perhaps a bit extra old style.
It's a really very outdated household recipe.
I'm from Arkansas, and I do really feel like
pumpkin pie is widespread there.
However there's type of an enormous division.
There's pumpkin pie folks and there's pecan pie folks.
And we are saying pecan, not pee-can.
There are two distinct camps.
Truthfully, my mother makes each,
however the pumpkin is just like the star,
and the pecan pie is for, like, the opposite people.
I don't need to think about life with out pumpkin pie.
This pumpkin pie, it’s a vacation staple,
however truthfully, like, I dwell throughout the nation from my mother,
and our complete household is absolutely unfold aside,
so even once we return random instances throughout the 12 months,
like, if I’m going again in April, I get pumpkin pie.
If I’m going again any time, I get pumpkin pie.
It's positively the principle consolation meals
that like makes me really feel like I'm residence,
and I don't really feel like I'm formally residence
till I've had this pumpkin pie,
no matter what time of 12 months it’s.
I want to say that we like chip in,
like, oh, my mother makes the pies,
however I’ve an incredible casserole or one thing,
however I deliver nothing to the desk, actually.
I like Thanksgiving so much, truly.
I like holidays, however I'm not somebody
who will get actually obsessive over holidays,
however for me, Thanksgiving is one in every of my favorites,
as a result of it's so food-based.
Any time you’ve lots of meals, I'm right down to be there,
so Thanksgiving might be my favourite vacation,
as a result of you recognize that the meal's gonna be on level.
Sometimes, I rejoice Thanksgiving with my mother,
and my brother Chris, if he could make it.
We don't actually have that massive of a household.
I'm in California, my brother's in Texas,
I’ve one other brother in Kentucky,
and it's simply been laborious the previous couple of years
to really get everybody collectively,
so some years, it's simply me and my mother.
Some years, it's, you recognize, a few us,
or a pair further, some cousins right here and there,
however we're a fairly small group.
Making this pie is certainly bringing again some nostalgia,
as a result of it's truly been a few years
since I've gotten to go residence for Thanksgiving.
I'm unsure I spotted how homesick for this pie I used to be,
and homesick on the whole, so this can be a good deal with.
Truthfully, out of all of the Thanksgiving meals,
actually all vacation meals, whatever the vacation,
that is type of like the large one.
That is the one mainstay.
Like, on Thanksgiving or Christmas or no matter,
generally we'll have ham as an alternative of turkey,
or this as an alternative of that,
however the one factor that by no means adjustments in pumpkin pie.
Oh, it even smells good.
It's the proper pie, it's completely good.
– I'm Ray Pajar, and at this time I'm making my Thai tea pie.
After I first introduced the pie out to Thanksgiving,
my household was like actually shocked
that you possibly can get Thai tea right into a pie taste,
and since then, it's simply been a kind of issues
that my household simply expects me
to deliver to Thanksgiving yearly.
So my sister-in-law will deliver
two conventional pies, apple or pecan or strawberry,
after which I'll be in command of the 2 Thai tea pies,
which normally goes by quicker in comparison with the opposite pies,
since once more, this isn’t one thing
that you’d have the ability to get at your native pie retailer.
Thanksgiving will get household with my household,
as a result of it's like, we're loud,
there's lots of us, we’ve got a household hashtag.
My final title's Pajar, so we add a TY,
so it's Pajarty, as a result of there's so many people
that we had a tough time getting images
each time we’d take like a bunch picture
or any type of picture throughout a celebration,
so we simply made the hashtag in order that
you possibly can look it up and discover the picture on-line.
However now, it's simply turn into like a enjoyable factor.
So my household got here out to California within the 1980s.
The household was nonetheless comparatively small.
It was simply my mother, my dad, my six older half siblings,
and because the years grew, and as all of us grew to become adults,
everybody introduced one thing to the desk,
so the desk simply acquired larger.
What was initially in all probability shut
to a standard Thanksgiving grew to become one thing
that’s just about only a big Thanksgiving celebration.
It's like now, we are able to't actually match at one desk,
however we'll match into one home.
As all of us grow old, everybody brings one thing new.
So if I confirmed as much as Thanksgiving with out a pie,
particularly this Thai tea pie,
they’d put me within the kitchen and make this pie.
The primary 12 months that I truly made this pie,
I made one Thai tea pie,
after which I additionally made an Earl Gray pie.
My household appreciated the Earl Gray pie,
nevertheless it simply wasn't as widespread in comparison with the Thai tea pie.
And my household's like blunt sufficient
that they'll be like, this was good, nevertheless it's not nice,
so we'll simply get two of the Thai tea pies
as an alternative of an Earl Gray pie.
For the quantity of individuals
that we do have over for Thanksgiving,
somebody is at all times certain to neglect one thing.
Since I'm touring over there,
I don't actually find yourself forgetting the pie or something.
However there have been years the place
we’d neglect, like, the (talking international language),
somebody would neglect the rice,
somebody would neglect the mashed potatoes.
With massive households, you must transfer quick.
In case you're gonna hope that somebody
is gonna prevent a slice of a pie,
or a chunk of a cake, sucks for you,
as a result of not everyone seems to be gonna save that.
My favourite strategy to serve the Thai tea pie
is to provide it a pleasant, wholesome dollop of recent whipped cream,
simply because it ties all of it collectively
and it appears to be like actually fairly.
I like sharing with my household, however this one is all mine.