In the month of November, I read a blog post on a well known food website that reviewed three different frozen pumpkin pies. Guess which pie was considered the favorite? You guessed it…Marie Callender’s Pumpkin Pie!
I never buy frozen pies so it peaked my curiosity. If this pie was as good as they said, maybe I would buy one for Christmas and save myself some time in the kitchen. So…for $5.99, I gave it a try.
As far as the baking directions, it couldn’t be easier.
The frozen pie comes completely sealed with a thick plastic wrap.
The pie was completely frozen before I baked it.
Check out the baked crust. It didn’t get overly brown and the outer crust is pretty substantial compared to the empty frozen pie crust shells I use to make my pies.
I honestly think this pie crust is flaky and tastes very homemade. I was pleasantly surprised!
The cooking time is 70 – 80 minutes. I inserted a knife in the center of the pie at 72 minutes and my knife came out clean.
Doesn’t it look yummy? I personally like my pumpkin pie cold. So this slice above, was eaten the day after it was cooked.
Here are the Nutrition Facts and Ingredients List, in case you’re wondering.
A Few Things That are Important to Me
- The consistency of the pie was nice and firm.
- The crust was flaky and tasted “homemade.”
- The crust (under the pumpkin filling) was dry, not soggy.
- It had a nice pumpkin flavor with a good balance of spices.
My husband, Dave, and I really enjoyed it! I asked him if it was good enough to serve our family for a holiday dessert and we both agreed that it measured up to a homemade pumpkin pie.
The funny thing is…Dave bought a homemade pumpkin pie at an apple orchard near his work for Thanksgiving this year. I thought this one was better.
It looks like I’ll be buying another Marie Callender’s Pumpkin Pie for Christmas!
Note: This is my honest review. I have no affiliation with the Marie Callender brand.