With its “go big or go home” mentality, it’s no surprise that the Lone Star State is the birthplace of this deep-dish behemoth. Towering over most other pastries, the aptly named Lord of the Pies calls for a whopping 10 whole Granny Smith apples—the fruit’s tart punch is tempered by Emporium Pie’s rich house-made caramel and a generous heap of cinnamon crumb topping. A tender, all-butter crust completes the Texan showstopper.
Celebrate the season of overindulgence by picking up one of the best pies in America and plopping it at the center of your holiday table. You don't have to be in New York or L.A. (or Ronks, Pennsylvania, for that matter) to get your hands on the country’s favorite pies, either—most of these baked beauties can be shipped cross-country, just in time for friends and family to gather 'round.
And there’s more to holiday pie than just pumpkin and pecans. Go old-school with a Southern sweet potato pie from Atlanta, or an early Americana-style shoo-fly pie from Pennsylvania. Dig into regional specialties like Portland's blueberry pie (made from wild fruit harvested in Maine) or try chocolate haupia (coconut) pie from the island of Oahu. Looking for something out of the box? Order up an unexpected creation like Momofuku's famed milk bar pie in NYC, or Spinning J Bakery’s key lime-hibiscus pie in Chicago.
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Whether you stick to tradition or start a brand new one, we'll help you follow the sweet scent (virtually, or in-person) to some of the best bakeries in the USA. While you're at it, consider ordering up some sweets from the best chocolate shops in the country, too. We promise neither you or your guests will be able to resist these best pies in America.