Remember the Pumpkin Pie

As far back as I can recall pumpkin pie has been my favorite Thanksgiving dessert. To my way of thinking, if you don’t serve pumpkin pie, you can’t have Thanksgiving. I’ve tried making my own pies, buying frozen ┬ápies and the local store-bought pies.

I should probably be ashamed to admit it but I’m not, my absolutely favorite pumpkin pie can be found at Costco. The pie crusts are flaky and moist, not dry and crumbly but the best part is they aren’t over-spiced.

Costco pumpkin pies are huge too. A full 58 ounces — they measure about 12 inches in diameter, so there is plenty of pie to go around. The cost is right too. At $5.99, they don’t cost any more than those tiny 8 inch pies and they are so fresh and delicious, everyone will remember the pumpkin pie, long after the last slice is consumed.

So, just because you don’t have time to bake a pumpkin pie from scratch — or if the oven simply isn’t big enough to accommodate every dish you hope to serve, you can pick one up at Costco and feel good about serving pumpkin pie to your guests — even if you don’t make it from scratch.

It comes in a wonderful plastic container, the only drawback is the lid doesn’t have a cover, so once you open it, you are kind of stuck. I like to take the rim off the pie container, cover the bottom of the dish with plastic then replace the rim to hold the plastic in place. It travels well.

Happy Thanksgiving! Save a piece of pumpkin for me!