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Thanksgiving at the White House, Circa 1887

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Pumpkin Pie

For three pies: One quart of milk, three cupfuls of boiled and strained pumpkin, one and one-half cupfuls of sugar, one-half cupful of molasses, the yolks and whites of four eggs beaten separately, a little salt, one tablespoonful each of ginger and cinnamon. Beat all together and bake with an under crust.

Boston marrow or Hubbard squash may be substituted for pumpkin and are much preferred by many, as possessing a less strong flavor.



Adapted from The Original White House Cookbook, by Hugo Ziemann and Mrs. F. L. Gillette, [©] 1983 (previously published in 1903), and the first-edition White House Cook Book, [©] 1889.

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