I usually serve Pumpkin Pie as my Thanksgiving dessert. Before I started celebrating Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, I had no idea how a Pumpkin Pie would taste like and neither had my friends (it is just an unusual cake in Germany). But actually it is so delicious that we continued having it as a unchangeable part in the menu.
I found an easy recipe, unfortunately it is in German language only: here.
I like it, because you do not use canned pumpkin puree, but you do the puree yourself. I also altered the recipe in only using 100g brown sugar (50g light brown and 50g dark brown sugar) and reducing the amount of cinnamon. Further I puree the cooked (Hokkaido) pumpkin together with the cream and syrup, it is easier this way.
Since this is about Thanksgiving: I want say a huuuge “thank you” to my best friend for taking the pictures of each dish (of course I was busy with cooking).
& I hope you will all enjoy Thanksgiving as much as I did.