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We tried 4 brands of canned pumpkin and found the one that makes the best pumpkin pie

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  • We sampled four brands of canned pumpkin to see which makes the best pumpkin pie.
  • The brands we tested included Libby's, Farmer's Market, 365 Everyday Value, and Trader Joe's.
  • We used the same recipe to make all four pies.
  • 365 Everyday Value's pumpkin was the winner because its pie was the most sweet and creamy and had a nice but subtle pumpkin flavor.


No matter how much stuffing and turkey we eat at Thanksgiving, we always manage to make room for pumpkin pie.

And while you probably put more thought into the brand of pie crust you use versus the brand of canned pumpkin you use, we found that the pumpkin does make a difference.

As part of an ongoing INSIDER taste test series, we set out to find the canned pumpkin most suitable for your dessert needs. We've tested plenty of other Thanksgiving staples too, like instant mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

The four brands we sampled include:

  • Libby's
  • Farmer's Market
  • 365 Everyday Value
  • Trader Joe's

Keep scrolling to read our thoughts.

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Before conducting this test, we weren't actually aware that there were options when it came to canned pumpkin.

We used the same pumpkin pie recipe — and therefore the same combination of ingredients — for all four cans of pumpkin we tested.

We used Pillsbury's easiest-ever pumpkin pie recipe, which called for the above ingredients, as well as pumpkin, of course. All we had to do was mix the ingredients together and bake the pie.

We also used the same crust for each pie we made: Whole Food's homestyle pie shells.

We chose this pie crust because we found it to be the best crust out of the three we sampled in our pie crust test.

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