Family traditions, the things we do to celebrate special occasions and holidays with our family and friends. It’s that time of year again where Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and our holiday menus must be planned out.
I started my holidays early this year and had “Friendsgiving” with some friends in New Hampshire. What is Friendsgiving you ask? It’s like Thanksgiving Day celebrating with just your friends and no family. We all pitch in and prepare a dish for the meal. I volunteered to make Squash Pie. This is not a savory dish but a very delicious sweet treat. Pumpkin Pie is something that most Americans know about or will make for the holiday season. Not my family. We make this thing called Squash Pie and it’s the dessert I look forward to all year.
So I asked my Aunt PJ the origins of this dessert I have always had at our holiday celebrations. We are not sure how my Great Grandma got the recipe. She came over from England at the age of 16 (we think…) and married my Great Grandpa Patch at the age of 18. We think it’s possible she might have gotten the recipe from Alice Patch, Great Grandpa Patch’s mother. My Nana was born in 1923 and this was something she had always had and made for her family. My Aunt PJ is now the Squash Pie maker for Christmas. I can make the pie too which makes me happy to share this delicious family recipe with my friends.
SO here it is, and I urge all of my baking friends to make it. It’s delicious and a fantastic alternative to Pumpkin Pie. I am happy to share this recipe with you as this is something that I have enjoyed my whole life….