Pie Day at Costco Blog

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, Costco pies are a hot topic. The Seattle Times dedicated a whole article to Costco pumpkin pie:

When today’s final batches of Thanksgiving pumpkin pies emerge from Costco ovens across the land, managers need wait only a few hours to answer one of the year’s most pressing questions:

Did they bake enough?

It’s a vital concern. By day’s end, Costco expects to have sold more than 1 million fresh-baked, giant $5.99 pumpkin pies during this short week when in-store bakeries run around the clock.

One million pies equals roughly 4.7 million pounds of pumpkin and roughly 12.6 million fresh eggs, by Costco’s figures.

And over at the blog make.see.eat.do, a thumbs-up on the gigantic Martha Stewart Apple Raspberry Slab Pie:

marthapie

And let me tell ya, this pie is amazing! Seriously, it tasted like Martha cooked it in our kitchen that night. It was totally fresh, the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and had this incredible crust that left us dreaming about it for days. Or maybe that’s just us. Either way, I defy anyone to find a store-bought frozen pie crust this good…it will totally blow your mind.

And best of all, the pie itself is freaking gigantic. I’m talking like casserole-dish-big. I’m not complaining, mind you, but, wow, we had leftovers for days. We ate ours fresh out of the oven with vanilla ice cream, and Laura tried hers with whipped cream, which was also very good. But even cold, days later, that pie was positively drooltastic.

That review is so good, I wonder if maybe Martha wrote it herself. Maybe “insider reviewing”?

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

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