The Absolute Best Canned Pumpkin for Pumpkin Pie


With the pressure we’re putting on Thanksgiving to be perfect, we’ll likely hit a hurdle or two to get the full breakdown on the table. For example, baking a pie at the last minute and finding all the empty shelves of our favorite canned pumpkin. Shame. Predictably, we end up at Target because let’s face it, it’s the only place we suppose we can find everything (well, almost everything). Indeed, Target sells a mash produced by the store’s Good & Gather line that does the job.

The 100% pure pumpkin basically does all the work to make your pie filling silky smooth. There are no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and as Target’s website states, it’s free of problematic foods that the Food & Drug Administration says cause allergies, like milk, shellfish and nuts, among others. Not to mention that it is also kosher. If you’re hosting guests with a wide plethora of dietary needs, this mash should satisfy most palates.

We love this canned pumpkin because it’s inexpensive and contains just the right amount to make an entire pie. A 15-ounce can currently costs around $1 on Target’s website, which really can’t be beat considering the dessert itself is pretty frugal to make.


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