Let me just say, there is a lot of bad pumpkin pie in the world today.

For two months out of the year, pumpkin pie gets a lot of attention from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and there are a number of holiday songs that reference this particular dessert. We love pumpkin pie.

In Brenda Lee's Rockin Around the Christmas Tree we hear the words "later we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling."

In the Christmas song Sleigh Ride we sing the words "there's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy as they pass around the coffee and pumpkin pie."

And in Perry Como's Home For the Holidays, there is the "man who lives in Tennessee and he was headin' for Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie."

I don't know how to make a great pumpkin pie, but I know what one tastes like. Too many pumpkin pies are just bland, they aren't sweet enough, and the crust is nothing special.

There's no question pumpkin pie is a big deal during the holidays and so a few weeks ago I began a mission to find the best pumpkin pie in Grand Junction. I sampled 10 pumpkin pies from grocery stores and restaurants and came up with a list of the top 5 pumpkin pies in Grand Junction, based upon my own personal preferences and experience.

It was impossible for me to try every pumpkin pie in town, so if you think you know a place that has absolutely amazing pumpkin pie, please let me know.

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