Religion, politics and great pumpkin pie
"There are three things you must never discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin."
— Linus van Pelt, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Poor Linus. What would he do this election year? Me, I must discuss the great pumpkin pie I tasted last Friday at Bang Bang Pie Shop. It was the new pie shop's first ever pumpkin pie, on the first day of its release. Head pie maker/co-owner Megan Miller uses real pie pumpkins to make an old fashioned filling for her signature graham cracker crust, which nearly candies and caramelizes around the custard. The dish is topped with real whipped cream and her pumpkin seed brittle, which elevates this home-style slice to elegant plated dessert. And yes, Miller makes the delicate honeycomb brittle with seeds from the pumpkins.