With Thanksgiving just one week away, it’s time to start thinking about what delicious desserts are going to grace your table on turkey day. Don’t feel like baking your own pie this year (or don’t have the oven space)? Pick up one of these.
IMPORTANT: If you want pie, you better place an advance order. Many of these bakeries only take orders for the next couple days. Didn’t order in time? Give them a call; most will have a limited number of pies available for walk-ins.
If you’re an adult who loves caramel apples…
Apple Salted Caramel Crumb Pie at Red Barn Bakery in Irvington
For this all-American holiday, apple pie’s as we-love-the-red-white-and-blue as it gets. This homey crumb-topped version gets an adult (yet still kid-friendly) twist from the addition of salted caramel. Ice cream is practically required.
4 S Astor St, Irvington, 914.231.7779; www.redbarn-bakery.com
If you think chocolate makes everything better…
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Chocolate Pecan Pie at The Kneaded Bread in Port Chester
Lining up for pie is a tradition at this Port Chester bakery (the owner’s dad hands out doughnuts to waiting patrons). A hint of bitter chocolate is a welcome foil to the super-sweet, ooey, gooey Southern classic. Have pie-hating kids? Grab a few of the thick, fudgy brownies behind the counter.
181 N Main St, Port Chester, 914.937.9452; www.kneadedbread.com
If you’re looking to impress the in-laws with your sophistication…
Spicy Pear and Quince Pie at Martine’s in Scarsdale and Tuckahoe
If you think apple, pumpkin, and pecan are too boring to follow your foodie feast, this one’s for you. Pear and quince are still seasonal but lend just enough exotic intrigue to keep things interesting.
48 E Pkwy, Scarsdale, 914.722.4949; 10 Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe, 914.346.8650; www.martinesfinebakeshoppe.com
If you’re gluten free (but still want it to taste great)…
Photo courtesy of by the way bakery
Ginger Pumpkin Tart at By the Way Bakery in Hastings-on-Hudson
We’re not sure how owner Helene Godin manages to make this gluten-free and dairy-free tart taste this luxurious. With a ginger cookie crust and ginger-scented pumpkin filling, we promise your guests will never know.
574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, 914.478.0555; www.btwbakery.com
If you’re not into sharing…
Apple Crumb Pie Jars at Cooked & Co. in Scarsdale
Kids (and adults) will love these single-serve mason-jar apple pies with crumb topping. Bonus: no need to set out dessert plates or worry about getting that perfect first slice out of the pie plate.
128 Garth Rd, Scarsdale, 914.205.3939; www.cookedandco.com
If you want a little taste of the South…
Sweet Potato Praline Pie at Baked by Susan in Croton-on-Hudson
Baked by Susan makes pies of every type and size using all-butter crusts and quality ingredients. This Southern-inspired pie is a new offering this year, and we think it would be just perfect with a little whiskey-spiked whipped cream.
163 Grand St, Croton-on-Hudson, 914.862.0874; www.bakedbysusan.com
If you hate pie…
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Pumpkin Spice Cake at sherry b in Chappaqua
Pumpkin pie is great and all, but no one will complain if you serve this naked pumpkin cake spread with thick layers of cream cheese icing. While you’re shirking tradition, consider hitting the freezer for some seasonally appropriate ice cream sandwiches.
65 King St, Chappaqua, 914.238.8300; www.sherryb.com