The Perfect Pie

By Isabel Kikoshima

A mixture of cloves, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon, pumpkin pie reminds me of gatherings with my family and friends. A Thanksgiving staple, this dessert pairs perfectly with a dollop of whipped cream. In addition, the sweet, yet not too overpowering taste of pumpkin pie provides a unique contrast to other fruit pies. Pumpkin pie has a more seasonal and nostalgic taste compared to other pies. From the thin buttery pie crust to the pumpkin filling, the layers in pumpkin pie combine to make a deliciously festive treat. 

While many different bakeries and grocery stores sell pumpkin pies every Thanksgiving, I believe one in particular has the best pie. Each year, my family orders our pumpkin pie from a local bakery, Marvel Cake. Their pumpkin not only tastes delicious, but also looks aesthetically pleasing due to the piped leaves and star anise decorations. If you’re looking for a great pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, try supporting this local bakery!