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Bernese Pumpkin Pie

Bernese Pumpkin Pie

Though there are some holiday things I am happy to leave over the pond—salads that involve marshmallows, Black Friday—pumpkin pie is not one of them. I have joyfully sought out canned pumpkin and plied my Swiss relatives with the smooth, spicy, creamy, buttery, crisp, delicious dessert (it really has everything, doesn’t it?).

And it turns out that the Bernese were already enjoying it centuries ago.

Mostkuchen

Mostkuchen

Sometimes my Swiss friends ask me questions about North American baked goods like: "what's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin?"

And I ask them questions like: "What's the difference between a Torte and a Kuchen?"