Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie Review

Costco’s Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie is one of the store’s most famous items during the fall and winter seasons. The combination of value and taste is hard to beat! Find out everything you need to know about the Costco Pumpkin Pie in this review – how it tastes, nutrition facts, how to freeze it and even how to get rid of the moisture on top!

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie in its plastic container.
Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie

2022 Update

Costco recently rolled out the pumpkin pies for the 2022 Canadian Thanksgiving. The price remains the same as last year at $6.99 Canadian which is extremely cheap for such as tasty and large pie.

Closeup image of the 2022 Costco pumpkin pie label.
The ingredients list for the Costco Pumpkin Pie is the same in 2022.

I’m happy to find the taste of the pie hasn’t changed in 2022, the flavor of the crust and filling tastes just as it usually does. It still has the glaze on top and I still recommend freezing it right away.

Image of the 2022 pumpkin pie with the lid off, top down image.
The taste of the pie is the same this year, still good!

If you need a dessert idea for Christmas and Thanksgiving 2022 I definitely suggest picking up a Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie! My husband doesn’t love pumpkin pie so I have a whole pie to myself this year!

Image of the pumpkin pie in the container, top down image.
2022 Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie.

Location in Store

You can find the Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie in the bakery section at Costco. The item number is 11226.

A slice of Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream on top on a plate.
Whipped cream is a must with pumpkin pie!

Taste

The Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie is really tasty and flavorful. I recently was talking about the pie with my mom and she pointed out that for a grocery store pie she finds the filling is really quite flavorful and not bland which I agree with!

A slice of Costco Pumpkin Pie on a white plate.
The filling isn’t too mushy and not too firm.

The pumpkin pie filling isn’t too firm nor too soft. It’s slightly spicy with strong hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. The bottom of my pumpkin pie crust is unfortunately not baked enough so when I served my pie I ended up with some cracks in the filling from it bending.

The overall flavor of the pastry is delicious, it’s buttery, flaky and soft and I have no problem eating the crust when usually I skip eating my pie crust.

The Pumpkin Pie sliced and ready to freeze in its plastic container.
Sliced and ready for the freezer.

Cost

The price of the pie has gone up $1 CAD this year! It used to be $5.99 Canadian but is now $6.99. Still really reasonable for a ginormous pie!

The Pumpkin Pie after removing the excess moisture and gel from the top with a piece of paper towel. The piece of paper towel that was used is shown.
Removing excess moisture and gel.

Convenience

This pie freezes beautifully! I recommend freezing it the day you buy it.

I also really suggest slicing up the pie before you freeze it but don’t take the slices out of the Costco pie container, just pop the whole container in your freezer. When you want a piece just use a fork or knife to jiggle a piece out of thaw on a plate on the counter.

In Canada, they sometimes put an apricot glaze on the top of the pie. This creates a layer of moisture or gel on top of the pie and some find it unappealing.

A top-down view of the Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie with the lid removed.
You can see the glaze on top glistening.

To get rid of this glaze, simply just blot it up with a paper towel, then slice your pie and freeze immediately. Freezing it right away prevents the pie from sweating in the container.

The best-before date is about three days from the date the pie is packaged. I love my pumpkin pie with whipped cream or ice cream!

Image of the ingredients list for the Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie.
Ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories

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.

A closeup image of a  forkful of the Pumpkin Pie.
I love this pie!

Ingredients

If you’re making pumpkin pie from scratch you know exactly what’s going into the pumpkin pie and there are generally simple baking ingredients like pumpkin puree, sugar, butter. flour. The Costco Pumpkin Pie has a ton of ingredients I wouldn’t use in my own baking at home like soy oil and palm oil.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 10/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

Must buy!

If you’re looking for a cheap, tasty, store-bought pumpkin pie I would definitely recommend the Costco Pumpkin Pie.

What’s your opinion of the Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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17 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie Review”

  1. Worst pie we have ever bought. Tasted like lighter fluid 3 days after purchase. Customer service suggested I return it on Black Friday. Hilarious. Avoid this catastrophe.

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  2. I can’t believe so many people love this pie. I used to not mind pumpkin pie much but once these started showing up at my Thanksgivings I now avoid it entirely. From what I can tell it’s not even cooked. The crust is mushy and unless you have a good serving tool, the bottom crust is happy to just stick to the aluminum pan. The rear crust just crumbles away. It’s like if you took a frozen pie crust, left it to defrost, poured some pumpkin custard inside, refrigerated it to let the custard gel, and ate it.

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  3. The pies were extremely disappointing this year. The crust for the pumpkin pie was extremely mushy. I even popped it in the oven. No can do! Apple pie was only slightly better.

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  4. Too hard to find! It should be a staple from September to Spring! They use canned pumpkin, which is available year round, so I’m not sure why it’s only such a time-limited item.

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  5. Why does it not say to refrigerate on the label in Costco Canada?
    I bought the pie on December 23rd. and it is to be used by December 26th. It was not refrigerated at Costco.
    I am not a pumpkin pie lover but my son likes it. Should I throw it out?
    I bought it for Christmas dessert for him.

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  6. When do you take the pie out of the freezer for an event? I froze it for Thanksgiving, should I take it out the day before or earlier?

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      • I prefer it out of the refrigerator with whip cream. Just my opinion.
        Great taste and a pie doesn’t last long. Just my wife and myself, (she and the grandkids may eat a slice) but the other half is all mine.

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  7. The serving is 1/16th of the pie for 250k. The sliced pie shows 8 slices makes a very pretty photo but would need to cut it in 1/2.

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  8. I live alone but LOVE Costco’s Pumpkin Pie and am always sorry to see it go. Am anxious to try freezing some. That’s a TON of pie for one person to eat even in 5 days!

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