It seemed like a great idea at first: pies are a must on the holiday table so why not bake a couple from scratch? But you still have to run out and do some last minute shopping. And you’re definitely going to hit the grocery store a few more times (it doesn’t help that your nephew decided to go full keto recently). Oh, and now the oven is acting up. The great news is you can avoid all the insanity that is making pies by ordering one from a pro directly to your door.
You certainly can’t go wrong by serving a slice of Southern hospitality. This particular pecan pie features a delightfully gooey center and is topped, of course, with a crunchy layer of homegrown Georgia pecans. See It
This New York bar and bakery had an instant hit when it introduced its Instagram-worthy S’mores Pie. A graham cracker crust and creamy chocolate filling provide the foundation to a roasty, toasty marshmallow topping.See It
Crack is not whack, at least when it comes the signature pie from Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar. This sinfully sweet and salty creation is housed in an oat cookie pie crust and finished off with a light dusting of powdered sugar. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser at your holiday gathering provided there aren’t any dentists at the table.See It
Yes, this savory pie option has Oprah’s seal of approval and no, it does not have a cauliflower crust. You’ll only find hand-pulled chicken, homemade gravy, and seasoning (sorry vegetables, no room for you) in this pie, which feeds six to eight people and can easily stand in as the main event for your holiday dinner. See It
Arguably from the best bakery in Memphis. Chess pie is a no-frills custard-based staple of the South but Muddy’s presents an elevated take on this classic. The ultra-rich, fudgy filling and flaky, all-butter crust simply can’t be beat. See It
Amy Bouchard has been making whoopie pies for over two decades. In fact, her company Wicked Whoopies has produced over 30 million of the beloved hand-held treats. Wicked’s pies come in a variety of flavors but their maple version featuring rounds of syrup-infused cake filled with fluffy cream is a favorite for the holidays. See It
Kermit’s Key Lime Pie is the best in Key West, or anywhere else for that matter. Local key limes are the key (oh, dad puns!) to a bright, tart filling that complements the pie’s signature graham cracker crust. A ring of whipped cream offers just the right touch of sweetness. See It
The Smothers Family knows a thing or two about apple pie. Not only do they continue to run the Julian Pie Company, the Southern California institution which they founded over 32 years ago, they even bought their own apple orchard. Not surprisingly, apple finds its way into nearly all of the bakery’s pies, but the Dutch version, which features a crunchy crumb topping, is a standout. See It
A gingersnap crust brings an extra zing to the pie’s expertly spiced, creamy pumpkin custard. A cluster of candied pecans provides the finishing touch because…why not?See It
If you’ve never heard of Hoosier Pie, it’s time to get familiar. This version is the perfect introduction to Indiana’s state pie. My Sugar Pie keeps things traditional with the trinity of butter, sugar, and cream. This is the kind of slice that after taking one bite you’ll be asking, “Where have you been all my life?” See It
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