At just $5.99, the 12-inch Kirkland Signature pumpkin pie is a major favorite of Costco shoppers. Each year, Costco makes more than 6 million pumpkin pies for eager pumpkin-pie addicts who don’t want to spend fall in their kitchens making their own.
In fact, Costco’s pumpkin pie is so beloved, that there is even a Twitter fan account devoted to celebrating the deliciousness of this delectable dessert. Talk about dedication! @CostcoPie posted that the pie was back in late August:
— Costco's Pumpkin Pie (@CostcoPie) August 28, 2018
Meanwhile, fans of these pies are sharing their excitement over its return on social media.
Twitter user @thatonesmvoice joked about the power of Costco’s pumpkin pie:
Bought my husband a Costco pumpkin pie and I've never seen his eyes light up so bright since our daughter was born ð¤¦âï¸
— Michelle Ben ð» (@thatonesmvoice) September 10, 2019
And Twitter user @realNathanD already had one and didn’t save anyone a slice:
*takes last bite*
Pumpkin pie is back at Costco. You should’ve had some.
— Nathan â D (@realNathanD) September 17, 2019
There is a reason why the Costco pumpkin pies are so delicious. They are made with no preservatives (which is why they are always in the refrigerated section). And the pie’s backstory might surprise you: The recipe was created by Costco’s vice president of bakery operations, Sue McConnaha.
Here’s another secret behind the Kirkland pumpkin pies: The pumpkins all come straight from America’s heartland. Costco’s pumpkin pies are all made with Dickenson pumpkins grown in Illinois, which is the same brand of pumpkins that are found in the famous Libby canned pumpkins.
“It’s a little bit heartier than, say, the Jack-o’-Lantern pumpkin, and the meat is thicker,” said Seneca Foods’ canning plant manager Wally Hochsprung, explaining the appeal of Dickenson pumpkins to Costco Connection. “Ours are typically 10 to 12 pounds.”
Can’t get enough fall flavors? Along with their famous pumpkin roll and their Kirkland Signature pumpkin streusel muffins, Costco is also debuting an apple pie roll. Crispy egg-roll wrappers are stuffed with apple pie filling, creating the perfect handheld autumn dessert. Yum!
Check out your local Costco for these limited-time seasonal favorites.
Save us a slice!