If you’ve ever made a pumpkin pie from scratch, you know it’s a tremendous amount of work. First you have to buy a whole pumpkin, bake it, and puree it, adding condensed milk, cornstarch, molasses and spices as you go – and don’t forget about making your own crust!
That’s the more ambitious method. For those who want the easy (and cheaper) route, Costco pumpkin pie is at the top of the shopping list.
Costco’s pumpkin pie typically only costs about six dollars, and it’s way bigger than the normal sized pie you’ll get from that complicated from-scratch recipe. It’ll save you from having to buy a whole slew of ingredients, and you won’t have to spend hours to make it. After all, time is money, right?
While it’s not exactly a family recipe, the pie you’re picking up from Costco may be the same pie your parents brought to a family Thanksgiving dinner before you were even born. According to The Costco Connection, the Costco Pumpkin Pie has been going strong with the same recipe since 1987.