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Being a child of a northern state, it took me a while to discover certain classic southern foods such as biscuits and gravy, grits, and fried green tomatoes. Pecan pie was one southern treat that never showed up on my family’s holiday dessert table when I was growing up. We had all kinds of other pies like apple and berry.
It wasn’t until I got married and moved to a state in the Mid-South that I had my first taste of pecan pie at my husband’s aunt and uncle’s home one year during Thanksgiving. While apple or berry pie reigns supreme in my view, I found pecan pie to be novel and likeable enough. It’s chewy, rich, buttery, gooey, and nutty, with hints of caramel and vanilla, and goes well served with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Bake Shop is not a company. Instead, it’s the private label Aldi uses for various baked goods.
This pecan pie costs $5.69 for a 23-ounce pie at the time of publication. That comes out to about 25 cents per ounce.
For comparison, a name-brand 32-ounce Marie Callender’s Southern Pecan Pie cost $5.63 or about 18 cents per ounce at Walmart at the time of writing. So it’s possible you might be able to find cheaper — and larger — pecan pies at stores other than Aldi.
I found this Bake Shop pie on the room-temperature shelves at my local Aldi. The package states to refrigerate it after purchasing. It is sold ready to serve. It did have a sticker on it that indicated a date of six days out from my date of purchase. It’s not clear whether that was a sell-by date or a best-by date. If you don’t plan to serve this right away, I’m guessing you can probably freeze it.
This is kosher certified. If you’re looking out for allergens, it contains wheat, eggs, and pecans. It’s made in a facility that handles tree nuts.
Ingredients are corn syrup, enriched wheat flour, sugar, eggs, palm oil, pecans, water food starch-modified, salt, natural flavors, dextrose, calcium propionate (preservative), and caramel color.
One pie contains six servings, and one serving has 450 calories, 22 grams of total fat (28% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 60 mg of cholesterol (20% DV), 270 mg of sodium (12% DV), 59 grams of total carbohydrates (21% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 24 grams of total sugars, 23 grams of added sugars (46% DV), and 4 grams of protein.
This is a decent pecan pie but probably not best one I’ve had. It doesn’t have as many pecans as some pies. It has a single layer of whole pecans on top and a larger layer of gooey, thick corn syrup filling in the middle compared to other pecan pies I’ve eaten. I found a video review of this pie where the filling was running all over the place when they sliced the pie, and I’m guessing that’s why the packaging says to refrigerate this pie after purchasing it, because keeping it cool helps it keep its shape better.
However, this pie tastes good and has that classic nutty flavor and chewy texture, and it’s very sweet. I thought the crust was a bit on the thick and hard side, and it could be difficult to cut with a fork. If you want an easy and affordable pecan pie, this one will do, but you might find better or cheaper brands out there.
Bake Shop Bakery Pecan Pie is a classic Thanksgiving dessert with large, whole pecans and a gooey thickened, sweet corn syrup filling. This seems to have fewer pecans than some other pies I’ve had, and it has a thick crust that can be hard to cut with a fork. It’s fine but perhaps not my favorite pecan pie. I also found some cheaper pecan pies at other stores.