Of all of the traditional desert dishes we enjoy at Thanksgiving, pumpkin is the only one that was also served at those first meals European colonists shared with Native Americans.
According to historic records, there was no pumpkin pie. It was more of a custard made in pumpkins baked on hot coals full of honey and spices.
In honor of those first baked pumpkins, I tried this healthier recipe with some minor adjustments. I added sea salt to balance the spices and honey. If using brown sugar, I might not add the sea salt.