If your Thanksgiving tends to include a lot of family members, Costco is the place to be. The warehouse store is known for selling food and home goods in bulk, but you don’t want to pass over the store’s fresh-baked items either. The 4-pound Costco pumpkin pie will keep everyone happy at the Thanksgiving table. (OK, technically it weighs 3.63 pounds, but we’re rounding up here.)
The pumpkin pie probably isn’t new to frequent Costco shoppers—the warehouse club has been offering the tasty fall treat for years now. Still, if you’re the one responsible for supplying the dessert at this year’s gathering and you don’t feel like baking your own pie, this is an easy (and totally affordable) option. Plus, how could you make a pie this big at home?
How Much Does Each Costco Pumpkin Pie Cost?
Many of the Costco pumpkin pie photos that shoppers have shared on Instagram feature a $5.99 price tag, though some locations appear to be charging $7.99 for the pies. Still, that seems like a small price to pay for something that could quite literally feed an army.
(Prefer to make your pumpkin pie at home? You can’t go wrong with this classic pumpkin pie recipe.)
When Will the Pies Be Available?
Based on the number of posts tagged #CostcoPumpkinPie on Instagram, it looks like the treats are already for sale across the country. If you want to snag one for Thanksgiving, though, don’t wait until the last minute. When I worked the front-end at Costco a few years ago, the bakery was completely sold out before the store closed on the day before Thanksgiving. (That includes the pumpkin pies as well as the other treats, like cookies.) So plan ahead if you’re set on getting that pie.
Simply wrap the pie in foil and plastic wrap, then pop it in the freezer until two days before Thanksgiving. Then move it to your fridge to thaw.
If your family doesn’t love the taste of pumpkin, Costco also sells 4-pound cheesecakes. For the best of both worlds, had to Sam’s Club (if you’re a member): The warehouse is offering a 4-pound pumpkin cheesecake!