So you’ve got Thanksgiving dinner covered, but what about dessert? Here are five places that are taking traditional favorites like pumpkin pie and cake and serving them with a twist. By Carly Petrone.
Everyone knows how good Clinton Street Baking Company’s pancakes are but did you know about their mouthwatering freshly baked pies? Place your holiday order for their classic Pumpkin Butterscotch ($27), made with custard-like pumpkin filling, melted butterscotch, and their signature house crust. Their traditional Apple Crumble ($27 and nut free) doesn’t disappoint either thanks to the sweet blend of organic sweet and tart farm apples with buttery brown sugared oat streusel crumb topping. The rich Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie ($28) is a great option for those looking for pie that can be served either hot or cold. Made with Rio Grande organic pecans, Kentucky bourbon, and organic NY State maple syrup, it’s hard to go wrong with this one. Your guests will surely devour each bite. If you’re short on a side, opt for their flaky Mini Buttermilk Biscuits (one dozen for $10, two dozen for $18, three dozen for $25). Order online now through Tuesday, Nov. 24 at noon. Pies must be picked up by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Walk-ins welcome until the last pies sell.
Just when you thought nothing could get better than the cronut or the cookie shot, Dominiquen Ansel has done it again with his seasonal pies. Choose from either the rich Bourbon Pecan Pie or the Silky Pumpkin Pie options — both $42/each. The first is made from whole roasted pecans that are doused in Bourbon and lightly seasoned with Maldon sea salt. The classic pumpkin is subtle and smooth thanks to it being thrice-passed through a sieve for that extra silky texture. It’s lightly seasoned with a touch of spice and served in a vanilla pastry shell (but make sure to ask about his signature gingerbread pie crust). Each pie is 8 inches and serves 6-8 people. Pre-orders are available now through Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day orders must be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.).
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Cranberries aren’t just for jellies and sauces, they’re the perfect filling for a holiday pie. The folks at the Little Pie Company know this too, which is why they’re offering their seasonal 10-inch Cranberry Apple Crumb Pie for just $32. Bite into perfectly tart cranberries mixed with golden delicious apples with a brown sugar oat crumb topping. Interested in trying more than one kind of pie? Order their Little Pie Fall Sampler for $34 and receive four 5-inch pies. This way you can taste miniature versions of their most popular pies, which include Sour Cream Apple Walnut, Southern Pecan, Mississippi Mud, and Pumpkin. Mouth watering already? Only 200 fresh Cranberry Apple Crumb Pies will be baked so make sure to place your order for pick up today (sampler available for national shipping). Available in store only the week before Thanksgiving from Nov. 20 through Nov. 26.
Let’s face it, sometimes you eat too much Thanksgiving dinner to actually make it to dessert. When you’re just too full to enjoy an entire slice of pie opt for Milk Bar’s decadent Pumpkin Pie Cake Truffles. These bite size balls pack a ton of festive flavor. They’re made with spiced pumpkin cake that’s been blended with more pumpkin, rolled in white chocolate, and coated in spiced pie and graham cracker crumbs. Um, yeah, you can definitely handle that. Buy three packs in-store or get a dozen delivered to your door. These little guys will certainly be the hit of your party.
If you’re looking for a twist on your typical Thanksgiving pie than head to Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Brooklyn. They’re offering four options that will make your mouth water just looking at them. First up, the Salty Honey Pie ($40). Yep, you read that correctly. The filling is made with butter, sugar, white cornmeal, salt, honey, eggs, cream, white vinegar, vanilla bean paste, and sea salt and it’s baked inside a homemade crust and browned to perfection. The Salted Caramel Pie ($40) is filled with everything the holidays are about – sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, even a dash of Angostura bitters. Their Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie ($40) is a twist on the original version thanks to the addition of butter that has been whisked and browned to nutty perfection. Finally, the Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan ($40) will satisfy any sweet tooth you may be having thanks to the mixture of bittersweet chocolate and roasted, buttery pecans. All you have to do is choose your pickup location (Brooklyn Public Library Cafe or the Pie Shop), select the quantity, add it to your cart, and pay and print or save your confirmation email for pickup. Serving up dessert just got way easier.