Thanksgiving Pies from Austin Bakeries to Complete Your Feast
Pumpkin, apple, pecan and more pies and sweet treats are available to order and pick up
By Vanessa Blankenship
When you gather around a beautiful dining room table this Thanksgiving and sit down in front of a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, don’t forget the most important rule: Save room for dessert. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the perfect piece of pie. Or two. Maybe three, if you loosen your belt a couple of notches. After all, Thanksgiving is the ultimate cheat day. In case you’re not a baking pro, here are five top Austin bakeries and restaurants that are selling ready-to-go Thanksgiving pies. Whether you’re looking for the classic apple, pumpkin or pecan, your perfect pie is waiting.
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
Best known for their award-winning cupcakes, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop is focusing their baking expertise on pies for Thanksgiving. Both locations will have a special menu that includes apple brown betty, bourbon chocolate pecan, pumpkin and butterscotch molasses pies. Plus, you can pick up a dozen fall-themed sugar cookies that come with icing, sprinkles and tips for decorating yourself. The treats are available for pickup Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27. $33 per pie.
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The recently re-opened bakery, restaurant and market has a holiday menu filled with Thanksgiving classics and an assortment of pies like pumpkin, pecan, banana cream and apple galette. The order deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 and orders will be ready for pickup from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27. Pies are $30 each.
The family-owned scratch bakery has several 10-inch holiday pies, including pecan, pumpkin, Dutch apple and cranberry apple. There are also tea breads, rolls and gingerbread turkeys to complement any Thanksgiving feast. Pies range from $16-$20.
Both Tiny Pies locations will be selling miniature pies in 12-packs with three apple, three cherry, three pecan and three pumpkin pies for $54. Larger pies come in the same flavors and they even have a vegan pumpkin option. Regular sized pies are either $30 or $35. Pre-order pies can be picked up on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Walton’s Fancy & Staple
Get 11-inch pies from Walton’s that serve between 10 to 12 guests. Flavors include lattice apple, pumpkin and pecan. Walton’s holiday menu is filled with classic side dishes and of course a large turkey that serves up to 10 guests. Pick up orders from Monday, Nov. 18 until Wednesday, Nov. 27. Orders for pies need to be made 48 hours in advance.