Now there’s another reason to head to Costco: the “Upside Down Pumpkin Cream Pie” ramekins* from Pots & Co (photos #1 and #2).
Portioned in small, reusable glass pots, this elegant dessert has seasoned graham cracker crumbs on top of creamy pumpkin custard.
While pumpkin pie is itself a baked custard in a crust and the filling can be dense, here the custard is lighter and airier. It’s the perfect bite at the end of a meal when you want something sweet but not a lot of it.
Each box contains four glass containers with three ounces of “pumpkin pie.” The graham cracker crumbs are packaged separately so you add them in their dry, crunchy state. (Think Yoplait or YoCrunch with the granola or Corn Flakes packaged separately on top of the container.)
The “pie filling” is made with cream cheese, pumpkin puree, demerara and white sugars, eggs, and flour. The ingredients are all-natural (no preservatives).
Each pot is a charming ridged glass ramekin.
The glass ramekins are recyclable, but you can better put them to use when you need a ramekin—for other desserts, as salt cellars, for condiments, olives, olive pits, etc.
We think Pots & Co should have a contest for the most creative repurposing.
Upside Down Pumpkin Cream Pie is a limited-time flavor available at Costco. Here’s a store locator for other Pots & Co. products.
Lovers of French cuisine may ask, “Aren’t these a variation of pots de crème?
Pot de crème is one of the three types of French custard, along with crème brûlée and crème caramel (here’s the difference).
A classic pot de crème is made from equal parts of cream and milk and more egg yolks (6 yolks per 2 cups of cream/milk), which make it a softer custard than the other two.
You can reference the Pots & Co ingredients above, to see that while Upside Down Pumpkin Cream Pie may be a cousin, it’s perhaps a third or fourth cousin to real pumpkin pot de crème (photo #3).
Pots & Co is a London-based dessert company dedicated to using clean ingredients for its desserts, which are hand-crafted in small batches. Each variety is sold in reusable glass or ceramic pots (i.e. ramekins).
Baking the desserts in pots ensures that they bake evenly and gives the final product a depth of flavor and texture unique to any other dessert within the store-bought dessert category.
The company was founded in 2012 by a restaurant chef who saw the opportunity to create a line of restaurant-quality desserts for the home. It now has a global reach, selling millions of pots around the world.
The recipes are developed by Michelin-star chefs and handcrafted in London.
Now you can enjoy a bite of deliciousness at the end of a meal, and collect a set of ramekins with every package.
*A ramekin is a small dish used for culinary purposes. In addition to food preparation, it is used to serve a variety of foods, including crème brûlée and other custards, French onion soup, molten chocolate cake, and mini soufflés, among many others.