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 All Natural 100% Pure Pumpkin.
I’ve been purchasing these 15-ounce cans of pumpkin from Aldi for several years now, always 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” and “excellent source of vitamin A.” With one serving containing 280% of your daily value of vitamin A, they aren’t joking. The pumpkin also is, naturally, gluten free and lactose free.
This year, my youngest daughter wanted to try her hand at making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Conveniently, the can of pumpkin includes a recipe for pumpkin pie made with ingredients that can all be purchased at Aldi.
Here’s the recipe on the can:
1 can (15 oz.) Baker’s Corner 100% Pure 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 All Natural 100% Pure Pumpkin in a can is a Special Buy product that works well for pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and all your holiday baking needs. Recommended.