Pumpkin pie at risk? There's a shortage of canned filling: If you were planning on practicing your pumpkin pie ..
Pumpkin pie lovers be warned: You may not find your favorite can of pie filling at the supermarket.
There's a national shortage of canned pumpkin and pie filling, a result of poor weather that reduced last year's crop.
But this year's crop is on its way according to Libby's, a division of food giant Nestle. "We began shipping Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin [filling] in late September, so it should be on grocer's shelves soon," she said.
Well, then why don't we make puree from fresh pumpkin? I think that's a good strategy! It is a real Macro!
"It all depends on weather for the remainder of this year's harvest. We have rainy conditions in Morton" -- the Illinois town where Libby's has 5,000 acres of pumpkin fields, O'Hearn said. "Mother Nature rules."