Last Updated on September 25, 2020
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated September 2020 with price and updated can label.
The holidays are coming, and many home chefs will be using canned pumpkin to make pies, breads, puddings, and more treats. Many will use Aldi’s Special Buy Baker’s Corner 100% Pure Pumpkin.
Baker’s Corner 100% Pure Pumpkin costs 85 cents for a 15-oz. can.
It’s a Seasonal Favorite, which means it’s in stores for a couple of months during the holiday baking season, usually showing up sometime in September.
I’ve been purchasing these cans of pumpkin from Aldi for several years now, sometimes to make pumpkin pie and often to make pumpkin bread. My bread turns out moist and flavorful, and my family enjoys slices of pumpkin bread topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
As the title indicates, the can contains only pumpkin and no other ingredients.
This canned pumpkin states it makes one 9-inch pie, is fat free with no preservatives, and is a “good source of fiber.” The pumpkin also is, naturally, gluten free.
When my youngest daughter wanted to try her hand at making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, we found the recipe on the can to be convenient and tasty, and it’s made with ingredients that can all be purchased at Aldi (although some of the spices may be seasonal and only at Aldi during the fall and winter holidays).
Here’s the recipe on the can:
1 can (15 oz.) Baker’s Corner Pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can (12 fl. oz.) Baker’s Corner evaporated milk
1 unbaked 9″ pastry shell
Whipped cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
Pour into pastry shell.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.
Aldi’s canned pumpkin makes a good, authentic pumpkin pie, and the recipe included on the can is solid. My family enjoyed our pumpkin pie, and my mother-in law declared that this pie recipe is better than a name-brand Tippin’s pumpkin pie. We also topped our pie with plenty of whipped cream in a can from Aldi because (who are we kidding?) that’s the best part of pumpkin pie.
Aldi’s Baker’s Corner 100% Pure Pumpkin in a can is a Seasonal Favorite product that works well for pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and all your holiday baking needs. Recommended.