[Oct 9] Rochester, N.Y, US--Joe Jutras brought a 1689 pound pumpkin
to the Topsfield Fair GPC weigh-off in Topsfield, Ma. on September
Picture compliments of Steve Connolly, SNGPG
His new world record beat the previous world
record by 187 pounds. Last year's world record holder was Ron Wallace
with a 1502 pound pumpkin at the Rhode Island Weighoff on October
World's Largest Pumpkin Pie
current world record stands at 2,020 pounds (after baking). It was
prepared and baked by the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers at New
Bremen, Ohio. This huge pie was made on October 8, 2005.
This pie was 2,020 pounds. It measured 12
feet, 4 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
The pie recipe included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 155 dozen
eggs, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds
of salt, 7 pounds of cinnamon and 2 pounds of pumpkin pie spice.
The pie lost over 200 pounds while baking. The pie
made over 3000 pieces. Baking began at about 6:00am. The pie was
baked for over five hours in a custom made oven.
Most Lit Pumpkins For
years, the folks in Keene, New Hampshire held and routinely broke
this record. In 2006, their record stood at 28,952 lit pumpkins.
Yes, the pumpkins must all be lit at the same time in the same place.
On October 26, 2007, Boston Ma. shattered this
record with 30,128 lit pumpkins! Rumor has it, they are still "glowing"
over this feat. The record was part of a fundraiser for Camp Sunshine,
raising over $250,000.