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CONES NOT REQUIRED First Slice Pie Café chef Mary Ellen Diaz says her kids’ affinity for mint chocolate-chip ice cream inspired this mint chocolate pie, sure to brighten up any holiday table. $20. (4401 N Ravenswood Ave, 773-506-7380, and other locations)
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PUMP UP YOUR WAISTLINE Pumpkin cheesecake pie is on the menu at First Slice Pie Café for Thanksgiving. Light and smooth, it comes in a chocolate-graham-cracker crust. Translation: You’re going to want seconds. $20. (4401 N Ravenswood Ave, 773-506-7380, an
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PERFECT FOR LITTLE PUMPKINS Pumpkin Handpies from Hoosier Mama Pie Company (1618½ W Chicago Ave, 312-243-4846) are lightly sweet and just the right size for tiny hands. $3 each.
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CAMPFIRE IN A CRUST Creamy, dreamy s’mores pie from Hoosier Mama Pie Company (1618½ W Chicago Ave, 312-243-4846) means you can hold on to a piece of summer just a little bit longer. $24
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STEAK YOUR CLAIM If you prefer to start with something savory, single-serving steak and ale pies from Pleasant House Bakery in Bridgeport (964 W 31st St, 773-523-7437) offer a balanced meat-and-veg meal wrapped into buttery pastry dough. $7.50.
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THE BEST SKILLET SUPPER Sneaky sweet tooths will want to pass off the Chopping Block’s legendary holiday apple pie as a main meal. It’s baked in a cast-iron skillet ($43 including pan) which can be kept or returned for an $18 refund. Both locations (222 W
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GO BANANAS Banoffi pie from Bucktown’s TipsyCake is an expat treat favored by Brits and Aussies for its crazy-good mix of bananas, toffee and cream in a salty crust. $19.
Tired of plain ol' pumpkin? Try one of these seasonal offerings instead.