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Aldi Apple Pie (Bake Shop) Review

A hand holding a box of Aldi Apple Pie with Cinnamon from Bake Shop store brand on a wooden table.

Author’s note: I have no affiliation with Aldi, and I was not compensated in any way for this review.

Flakier than my ex.

I saw this Apple Pie with Cinnamon in the Aldi Weekly Ad, and I planned a store trip just to get one. Unfortunately, there were none on the shelf when I arrived, and panic set in. Apple pie disappointments are a serious thing, my friends. Fortunately, a very helpful Aldi employee found one “in the back” for me — and life was good again.

A hand holding a baked Apple Pie with Cinnamon from Aldi Bake Shop brand on a wooden table.

My pie appeared to be previously frozen, as it was quite cold when I received it. Although this dessert is technically already baked and ready to serve, the instructions on the box indicated it should be re-baked before serving (more about that later). So I did that.

Aldi Apple Pie with a slice removed in an aluminum pan sitting on a wooden table.

Aldi isn’t lying when they describe this crust as “flaky.” This is one of the flakiest pie crusts I’ve had. It’s flakier than my ex. The outer layer is crisp — but very thin and delicate — whereas the inner layers are softer and moister. The crust has more of a savory taste than sweet — which was the perfect compliment to the fruit interior.

A slice of Aldi Apple Pie (Bake Shop), sitting on a white plate.

If you’ve read my other reviews, you know I complain a lot about desserts that are “too sweet.” I’m delighted to say, this pie is NOT too sweet. In fact, this is probably the “least sweet” apple pie I’ve ever tried. The lack of overpowering sweetness allows the apple flavor to really shine. This delighted me.

Did you know that apple pies were originally made without sugar? Here is an interesting article on the origins of apple pie.

Apple slices with cinnamon oozing out of a slice of Aldi pie, sitting on a white plate.

Speaking of apples, these are tender, but not mushy. I would describe the filling as “very tangy” with a strong lemony zing. I was pleased to see real lemon puree in the ingredients, instead of just some generic “tangy” factor, like citric acid. Unlike other apple fillings where you are getting more gooey liquid than actual apples, this pie is full of perky fruit and has very little “filling” between the slices. I approve.

A fork holding a bite of Aldi Apple Pie with Cinnamon from Bake Shop store brand.

Sadly, the cinnamon is not a strong flavor. Just a whisper. In fact, there’s very little flavor to this pie outside of the apples and lemony tartness. I do prefer more spices in my pie — especially nutmeg — but this was still enjoyable.

Cooking & Serving Instructions for Aldi Apple Pie

Baking instructions for Aldi Apple Pie from the cardboard label on the box.

The box recommended re-baking the pie before serving. I definitely think it is worth the extra step to do this. I cooked mine on a baking sheet at 350 for 10 minutes. My pie came out tasting freshly baked, crisp, and flakey — instead of a flaccid, previously frozen texture. I did notice the crust became much darker along the edges, so next time I may cover the crimped edge in a protective shield of aluminum foil before baking.

Nutrition Facts for Apple Pie from Aldi

Nutrition Facts for Aldi Apple Pie with Cinnamon from Bake Shop.

There are 9 servings per pie — which is an awkward number. Never in my life have I intentionally sliced a pie into 9 pieces, but OK. Each serving has 330 calories, 18 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, and 19 grams of sugar. I was pleased to see that only 13 grams are “added sugar.” You also get 2 grams of fiber. Yay, fiber.

Ingredients in Aldi Bake Shop Apple Pie

Well, the first ingredient is “apples,” so that’s nice:

  • Apples
  • Enriched Flour (Wheat flour, Niacin, Reduced iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic acid)
  • Vegetable Shortening (Palm oil, Soybean oil)
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Modified Tapioca Starch
  • Dextrose
  • Salt
  • Food Starch-Modified
  • Spices
  • Sodium Propionate (preservative)
  • Potassium Sorbate (preservative)
  • Lemon Puree Blend (Lemon juice from concentrate, Citrus pulp cells, Lemon oil, Water)
  • Tapioca
  • Dextrin

Do I love these ingredients? No. I am disappointed to see preservatives — especially since my pie appeared to have been frozen at some point. I don’t see why a frozen pie would require preservatives. I also don’t love the soybean oil in the vegetable shortening. I wish this was made with butter. But I will always be wishing that.

Other than that, for a grocery-store-pie, this is a pretty decent ingredient list.

A hand holding a white plate with a small slice of Aldi Apple Pie, sitting on a wooden table.

Price for Aldi Apple Pie with Cinnamon

This is a 10-inch pie that weighs 2 pound, 7 ounce and it cost $5.99. If you actually get 9 servings, the price per serving is 67 cents. That’s hard to beat.

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