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Welcome to Food Envy, where we’ll highlight different dishes from Time Out Market New York that we think you’re going to love—partly because we do. This week, Breads Bakery’s Thanksgiving pies steal our hearts (and stomachs).
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It’s that time of the year when everyone’s go-to dessert seems to be the same thing: pie.
The best pies in the city offer seasonal riffs on classics (who can refuse a slice of apple pie), holiday favorites (PSL fans must be in overdrive with a surplus of pumpkin pie) and even savory options.
So when Breads Bakery, which sells our favorite babka in the city, rolled out its seasonal Thanksgiving pies, we had to try them. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a fruit filling versus a custard or you believe pecan pie should never mingle with chocolate, there’s seemingly a pie for every palate.
Until November 27th, you can find mini pies ($4.50, individual portions coming in flavors such as pumpkin, pecan, apple crumb and flan) and two other savory options: Cranberry Gouda Challah Rolls ($13.50) and a Harvest Babka (a savory babka with roasted veggies for $14.95 or 2 for $24.95).
The pies we tasted were not cloyingly sweet, even the creamy flan pie with its perfectly brûléed topping. The apple crumble is filled with Granny Smith apples cloaked in brown sugar and oat streusel that’s perfect for the chilly weather and the spiced pumpkin tastes like everything you want from your favorite Thanksgiving dessert.
But for fans of Breads Bakery, there’s perhaps no better pie than—you guessed it—the babka pie ($39).