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This Costco apple pie review (AKA Kirkland Signature pies) will tell you everything you need to know about this delicious comfort food. Get reheating directions for the Costco Bakery Double Crust Apple Pie, ingredients, calories, nutrition information, price, and more. Also, learn about why the Costco double crust apple pie is a fan favorite (hint: it’s so good!). If you need to feed a crowd, consider adding Costco pies to your shopping list.

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The Costco apple pie (item number 1408372), is among contenders for the best store bought apple pie, IMO. It’s cinnamon scented, with hearty bites of fresh apple, a soft cobbler-like center, and a crisp golden brown crust. Sure, it may not be grandma’s pie, but when you need a bakery apple pie, it’s definitely a delicious option.

I guess I should make a disclaimer here that I believe there is no bad apple pie. That said, nearly all reviewers I’ve read seem to love this dessert, and my family agrees with the consensus. It made a wonderful addition to our holiday table, so consider it for your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter celebration.

The Costco bakery double crust apple pie weighs a hefty 75 oz (over 4.5 lbs!), perfect for feeding a crowd. (Double crust simply means it has a top pie crust and a bottom pie crust. This is in contrast to the Costco apple crumble pie, a crumb-topped pie sometimes available in Canada.)

You can serve the Kirkland apple pie chilled, at room temp, or heat it up. Costco apple pie is wonderful reheated and served with whipped cream or a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. (Get tips on reheating below!)

➕ Costco Apple Pie Ingredients

Here are the ingredients that go into the Costco apple pie recipe:

  1. Apples
  1. Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)
  1. Sugar
  1. Vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola, palm, palm kernel)
  1. Water
  1. Food starch- modified
  1. Dextrose
  1. Salt
  1. Cinnamon
  1. Citric acid
  1. Malic acid

Ingredients info was correct at the time of writing, check the nutrition label for the most current info. The first ingredient in the Costco Kirkland Signature apple pie is apples, followed by flour and sugar. I’d say the main ingredients are pretty much what you’d expect from a pie.

I’ve heard that Costco used to sell an apple pie with organic apples. I was not able to find this option in my local stores.

The one thing to notice here is that this apple pie definitely counts as an ultra-processed food. It has preservatives and other additives you would probably not add to apple pie from scratch. This is a price we tend to pay for convenience.

Are Costco apple pies vegan?

Costco’s bakery apple pie contains no animal-derived ingredients and appears vegan on the surface. However, the sugar used may or may not have been passed through a bone char filter. Additionally, Costco pies are not made in a dedicated space and may have had cross-contact with milk and eggs.

Is Costco apple pie gluten free?

No, Costco apple pie is not gluten free. The second ingredient in these Costco pies is wheat flour.

Is Costco apple pie kosher?

The Costco apple pie I bought did not have the Kosher mark. According to this discussion, some Costco bakeries offer many kosher items and others don’t. Check your local Costco if you strictly follow a kosher diet.

Is Costco apple pie halal?

Most vegan foods are considered halal, excluding those containing alcohol (including vanilla extract). Since the Costco apple pie contains no natural flavors or extracts, it may be halal. Ask at your local Costco bakery for the most accurate dietary info.

Costco Apple Pie Allergens

Costco apple pie contains wheat and says on the label that it is “produced on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, and sesame.” In short, this product is not made in a dedicated facility, and there is a risk of cross-contact with many major allergens. If you have a food allergy, Costco warns to “read the ingredient statement carefully.”

❓ Costco Apple Pie Calories

What are the calories in Costco apple pie? How many carbs in Costco apple pie? Costco apple pie has 350 calories per 133g, 54 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of protein. This is for 1/16 of the pie.

This nutrition information is straight from the nutrition sheets in the Costco prepared foods section. Nutrition information is current at the time of writing for US Costco; info may differ at Costco Canada. Costco apple pie is not a keto, low carb, or gluten free food.

Costco Apple Pie Weight Watchers Points

One sixteenth of Costco apple pie from the bakery has 15 WW SmartPoints or 9 PointsPlus points. Here is the calculator I used. WW is rolling out a new point plan soon; learn more on the WeightWatchers website.

🤔 Costco Apple Pie Nutrition

The Costco apple pie nutrition facts are not provided on the packaging. However, you can find nutrition information on printed sheets in the prepared foods section (or ask an associate). Here is the Costco apple pie nutrition (for 1/16 of the pie):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Net Carbs: 52g
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Calcium: 0% DV
  • Iron: 6% DV
  • Potassium: 0mg

Costco Apple Pie Size

Costco’s apple pie has about a 12-inch diameter (30.5 cm) and weighs 75 ounces (4.69 lb). That’s one big pie!

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⭐ Costco Apple Pie Price

How much is a apple pie at Costco? The Costco apple pie price is $12.99 per pie. Prices are subject to change and may vary by Costco location. IMVHO, it’s a steal for a pie of that size!

If you order through Instacart, there may be an additional delivery fee.

Did Costco apple pie price increase?

Costco apple pie prices increased to $14.99 at some locations but were $12.99 in my area. (This is US pricing in 2024, prices also vary by country.)

🔪 How to Cut a Costco Apple Pie

To cut apple pie from Costco, take a sharp knife and slice it into 8-16 wedges. The first slice of pie always comes out a bit messy, but it tastes just as good as the others. For serving Costco’s apple pie with neater slices, chill it, cut it, then reheat the slices.

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If you have Costco pie crust lovers in the house, consider cutting them a slice from the outer edge. Those who love a soft cobbler with tender pastry may prefer a scoop of pie from the middle for the center crust.

🥧 Costco Pies

Aside from apple pie, here are the other types of pies at Costco:

  • Costco Pumpkin Pie
  • Costco Pecan Pie
  • (Frozen section) Costco Apple Pie Rolls
  • Costco Chicken Pot Pie
  • Costco Shepherd’s Pie

Please note that these are current options I’ve found at US Costco stores. Costco pie types may vary by destination (particularly if the location is in Canada or another country).

I used to see a Costco lattice apple pie in stores, but it appears to have been replaced by the double crust pie. If you don’t want a fresh bakery pie, the Costco pie rolls are a tasty alternative. They come with a delish caramel sauce and taste like a Costco caramel apple pie.

Costco also sells savory pies in their prepared foods section. Look for the Costco pot pie and shepherd’s pie for easy meals to add to your menu rotation.

🌡 Does Costco apple pie need to be refrigerated?

Costco sells their apple pies on a table at room temperature in the bakery. Though you do not need to refrigerate Costco apple pie, refrigeration will allow for a longer shelf life.

🥶 Heating Costco Apple Pie (Frozen)

How to reheat frozen apple pie:

  1. Microwave: Place a slice of frozen apple pie on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  1. Oven: Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Place frozen piece of pie in a metal pie tin, cover with foil. Heat at 400F (200C) for 35 minutes on an oven rack 1/3 down from the top of the oven. Then uncover and heat an additional 5 minutes.
  1. Air fryer: Preheat air fryer to 375F (190C). Place frozen piece of pie in a metal pie tin, cover with foil. Heat at 375F (190C) for 35 minutes. Then remove foil and air fry an additional 3-4 minutes. Please note that air fryer times may vary depending on your appliance.

How to Reheat Apple Pie

Here’s how to reheat Costco apple pie:

  1. Microwave: Place a slice of apple pie on a microwave-safe plate with no metal. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.
  1. Oven: Preheat oven to 350F (177C). Place piece of pie in a metal pie tin (remove all plastic). Heat uncovered for 15 minutes on an oven rack 1/3 down from the top of the oven. Add additional time if needed for a crispier crust.
  1. Air fryer: Place piece of pie directly on air fryer basket or tray. Heat at 400F (200C) for 3-5 minutes. Please note that air fryer times may vary depending on your appliance.

🔥 Costco Apple Pie Servings

How many people does an apple pie from Costco feed? Costco lists their apple pie as having 16 servings per 4.5-pound pie. If you have big eaters in your household, you can cut this oversized dessert into 8 generous portions.

👉 Costco Apple Pie Availability

Does Costco still have apple pie? You can find Costco apple pie in the bakery section of Costco at the end of apple season beginning in November, and throughout the holidays. Keep checking if you don’t see it, as their prepared food and bakery items tend to change from week to week.

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FAQs

Was Costco apple pie discontinued?

No, Costco double crust apple pies aren’t discontinued. If you can’t find Costco apple pie in stores, keep in mind it’s a seasonal item. Costco stops selling apple pie in the summer months.

Costco apple pie vs Sam’s Club- which is better?

The answer to this is truly a matter of your personal taste preferences! Some pie fans say Sam’s Club apple pie is a bit sweeter, while the Costco pie tends to be a little more tart. If you like Granny Smith apple pie and not-too-sweet syrup, you may like Costco’s pie better.

How long is a Costco apple pie good for?

According to the USDA, fruit pies can be kept at room temp for 1-2 days or 1 week in the refrigerator. Because the apple pie from Costco contains preservatives, it may last even longer.

Are Costco apple pies cooked?

Yes, Costco apple pie from the bakery is fully cooked and ready to eat. It’s the perfect dessert if you need to grab something fast for your festivities.

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Costco Apple Pie (Kirkland Signature Bakery Pies at Costco)

Summer Yule
This Costco apple pie review (AKA Kirkland signature pies) will tell you everything you need to know about this delicious comfort food.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Costco apple pie
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (optional)
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Instructions

Reheat Costco Apple Pie:

  • Microwave: Place a slice of apple pie on a microwave-safe plate with no metal. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.
  • Oven: Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Place piece of pie in a metal pie tin (remove all plastic). Heat uncovered for 15 minutes on an oven rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven. Add additional time if needed for a crispier crust. 
  • Air fryer: Place piece of pie directly on air fryer basket or tray. Heat at 400°F (200°C) for 3-5 minutes. Please note that air fryer times may vary depending on your appliance. 

Reheat Frozen Costco Apple Pie:

  • Microwave: Place a slice of frozen apple pie on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. 
  • Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Place frozen piece of pie in a metal pie tin, cover with foil. Heat at 400°F (200°C) for 35 minutes on an oven rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven. Then uncover and heat an additional 5 minutes. 
  • Air fryer: Preheat air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Place frozen piece of pie in a metal pie tin, cover with foil. Heat at 375°F (190°C) for 35 minutes. Then remove foil and air fry an additional 3-4 minutes. Please note that air fryer times may vary depending on your appliance. 
  • To serve: Add ice cream or whipped cream on the side (if desired), and enjoy!

Equipment

Notes

💭 Expert Tips from Dietitian Summer Yule

This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Is Costco apple pie healthy? As always, it depends on what you’re looking for.
The first ingredient in Costco’s apple pie is fruit, but I wouldn’t depend on pie as your main source of fruit intake. (Bummer, I know.) That said, fruit pies do tend to be lower calorie options compared to pecan pie and chocolate cream pies.
This Costco pie crust is made with vegetable oil instead of butter. Using veg oil is likely cost saving for them. Nutritionally, it means the pie is likely lower in saturated fat than pie crusts made with butter.
Why is Costco apple pie so good? Apple pies and other pies contain that magical combination of carbs and fat with low protein that is easy to overeat. Additionally, the hint of sugar baked into the flaky crust and cinnamon apples really come together to make something delicious.
Yes, it’s true that a storebought pie isn’t equal to homemade. If you’re short on time and looking for something close though, we thought the Costco apple pie was a good option. It’s fine to include occasional treats in an overall healthy diet, and we enjoyed this pie over the holiday season.
Nutrition information is for 1/16 of the Costco apple pie. Double these nutrition values if you cut the pie into eighths.

 

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The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be inaccurate, so please don’t sweat the numbers too much.

 

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Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 350mgFiber: 2gAdded Sugar: 24gIron: 6% DV
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6 Comments

    1. Hi Dave, I agree! It appears to be a vegetable oil pie crust, instead of one made with solid fats (like butter, lard, Crisco, etc.) like I’d usually do for a homemade pie. The King Arthur website has an oil crust recipe if you wanted to try to make a copycat Costco pie 🙂 Summer

  1. I like the apple pie but I think would would taste so much better is if Costco starts making strawberry pies (just putting strawberries in the inside instead of apples but leave the crust the same. Another excellent addition that Costco should consider is making graham cracker crust with strawberry filling with a little bit of whip cream on top. Now that would be delicious!

    1. Hi Suzy, love these ideas! I think sometimes they might have strawberry rhubarb pies, but I think they tend to show up in stores during the summer. It’s freezing out here right now, and I’ve definitely hit that point at the end of winter where I’m craving the summer foods. Strawberry pie sounds so perfect!

  2. This was the worst pie I have ever purchased from a store. It was so tart that the whole thing went in the trash. Yes, it was that bad! I know times are hard, but they aren’t giving these pies away and a little sugar and cinnamon goes a long way and this pie tasted like it had neither!! Never ever again. if this is your only pie choice, skip the pie!

    1. Hi Jonna, What you’re describing sounds very unusual, like the Costco bakery local to you messed up the recipe. I’m pretty sure Costco’s return policy allows you to return food, even if it was opened: https://customerservice.costco.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1191 Either way, I’d consider going to customer service and talking to them about it, because it’s definitely not supposed to taste like there’s no sugar or spices at all. My whole family enjoyed it, and we’re a bunch of diverse eaters.

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