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Nov 24, 2007 11:35 AM

Pumpkin Pie in London

I have a friend in London who has never had American pumpkin pie. I would love to have one delivered to him if there is a bakery in London that does, or can,make such a thing. Any suggestions?

Many Thanks,

Mary T.

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  1. I'm assuming you are not in the London area but want to send a gift. I think finding a pumpkin pie, especially for delivery, might be a tough trick. Most Americans here, myself included, buy pumpkin in the can and make our own. Heck, you can even buy a pumpkin here right now and really go to town, but I'm too lazy for that.

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    1. re: zuriga1

      In my experience, the English version of pumpkin pie is nothing like the American version we know and love. I've had it in some "American" restaurants at holiday time and it's more thin, brown and custardy than the spiced orange deliciousness I'm used to. So I would not count on being able to find an authentic version, if you could find one at all. But pumpkin pie is incredibly easy to make! I made my Thanksgiving pie with butternut squash (more available and less watery) and it tasted exactly like my mom's. Maybe you could send him a recipe?

      1. re: zuriga1

        Where do you find canned pumpkin? I havent seen it in any supermarkets and am craving pumpkin pie after missing out on our usual thanksgiving dinner this year..

        1. re: emico

          Emico, there's a thread lower down the board on this very subject. Seems you're not alone in your pumpkin craving!

          1. re: emico

            Yes, do read that other thread about pumpkins. A lot of sources were revealed. I've found it most consistently at Waitrose and also a farmshop near where I live. I think it's because there is a large American community in the Cobham/Esher area. I was in the John Lewish food hall on Friday and should have checked it out for pumpkin but didn't.