How many pumpkin pies are eaten every Thanksgiving?


Quick Answer

Americans consume 50 million pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving, as of 2012. Costco sells approximately 1 million pumpkin pies during the Thanksgiving holiday, and the store makes 4.7 million pumpkin pies each year.

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Costco’s pumpkin pies require 6.3 million cans of canned pumpkin, and each can is equivalent to around 1 quart of pumpkin puree. About 2 million pounds of whole eggs go into making the pies and around 4.8 million pounds of sugar and spices. A large farm in Illinois grows the approximately 174 truckloads of pumpkins used in Costco’s pumpkin pies each year.

The New Breman Giant Pumpkin Growers, an Ohio-based group, baked the world’s largest pumpkin pie in 2005. It was 12 feet long and contained 900 pounds of pumpkin.

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