I'm talking about the gel/moisture on the Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie and nutrition information!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
Oh me oh my! It’s pumpkin pie time again! Seriously, how does time go by so fast? I feel like I was just eating pumpkin pie from Costco and then I’m like “No Natalie, it’s been a year” and it’s like how on earth has a year gone by so quickly? I’m sure you experience these where did time go moments too! This is my Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie review from last year. I feel like the Costco Pumpkin Pie is such a popular item it deserves its own review YEARLY! I then also have an excuse to buy a pie every year. Sean isn’t the hugest pumpkin pie fan but I can get away with buying things if I say it’s for my blog.
The Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie is really delicious and comparable to fancy bakery pumpkin pies I have purchased. The filling is soft, sweet and has slight hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. The spices are definitely not strong and are well balanced and blend well with one another. The crust is buttery, flaky and soft. Not overly crisp or hard. Often I find pie crust lacks flavor and is very dry but I always finish my Costco Kirkland Signature pie crust.
This is by far, hands down probably the best tasting cheap pumpkin pie. Only $5.99 Canadian for this giant pie.
So this year I want to talk about the slime, moisture, gel or wet stuff that some people seem to encounter on their Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie. It's the glaze listed in the ingredients to keep the pie moist! I too noticed this on my pie. I think it also is from condensation in the pie container. I find the extra moisture is not present on the first day the pie is packed. So if you can find a pie that’s packed on the same day you’re buying it then grab it and I've found to prevent any moisture/slime/gel or excess glaze take it home, cut it into slices (or don’t) and immediately freeze the pie. I only find I get the moisture when I leave the pie sitting, closed for a day or more or it's a day after it was packaged. When I freeze the pie immediately, I don't get this. When I noticed the moisture on my pie prior to freezing because I let it sit out for about two days, all I did was take a paper towel and soaked up the moisture gently with the paper towel and then immediately froze it and dabbing it and when I take pie from my freezer it does not have any moisture or gel like substance. I highly recommend slicing the pie when you get home and immediately freezing it. Even if you’re serving it for Thanksgiving. The pieces come out clean and it tastes just as good.
1/16th of the pie is 250 calories, nine grams of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 260mg of sodium, two grams of fibre, 24 grams of sugar and four grams of protein. This actually isn’t as bad as I expected! The calories and fat aren’t outrageous. If you’re like me and cover your entire slice of pie in whipped cream than you might be looking at a few more fat and calories but these things are meant to be enjoyed!
The Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie is way more convenient and probably cheaper than baking your own pie. I also think it tastes pretty delicious. Don’t be afraid to just use some paper towel to soak up the excess moisture that some find on their pies, it still tastes great.
To see my original 2018 review for the Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie, click here!