I started making this for Thanksgiving gatherings many years ago. Then, Christmas, too. I didn't know how much the family loved it until one Thanksgiving when I brought homemade pecan and pumpkin pies instead. Mistake! My thirty-year-old nephew voiced his disappointment and then everyone else followed suit. Now, I know better. This is the anticipated dessert for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the family has grown, one 9 x 13 pan is not enough!