The Real Cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner

By Ben Steverman and Yvette Romero - 2012-11-19T22:20:01Z

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In 1621, Native Americans brought pumpkins as gifts to the first settlers -- one reason why we eat pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Also: It's delicious.

$22: Pumpkin pie, Petsi Pies, Somerville, Mass., for 6 people

$22: Tarts, 4 individual fruit tarts, Clear Flour Bread, Brookline, Mass.

$22: Classic Apple Pie for 6, Petsi Pies, Somerville, Mass.

$5: Whipped cream, 2 pints

Running Tally: $1,829