Thanksgiving is the ultimate foodie holiday, and it’s just around the corner! Whether you are hosting, or bringing your appetite to a loved one’s home, pie typically puts the punctuation on a Thanksgiving menu. We’re here to make sure that punctuation is an exclamation point, and not a question mark.
Today we’re checking out “Six Picks” for store-bought and homemade pie options that will transform your pie game. Let’s get started with three local bakeries offering up tantalizing seasonal pies perfect for the occasion.
Operating in a new location this year, directly across from the Providence Performing Arts Center, Ellie’s is accepting advance orders now through Thanksgiving Day on their website, via email (email@example.com) or by calling 401-563-3333. Their fall offerings include a decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie and a festive Cranberry Meringue, just to name a couple.
Seven Stars Bakery (Providence, Cranston)
Did you know Seven Stars Bakery just opened a new location (their fourth!) on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston? This provides yet another option for where to pick up your pie. The bakery is accepting pre-orders for everything from
Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery (North Smithfield)
Wright’s Dairy Farm is a Rhode Island institution when it comes to sourcing delicious baked goods for all occasions. For Thanksgiving, they feature a seasonal menu here including a variety of standard pie options (apple, pecan, pumpkin, etc) in addition to a centerpiece-worthy Centerpiece Pie, a pumpkin tart topped with whipped cream and a turkey-shaped cookie. If you’re looking for an elevated classic to grace your table, check out their order form here.
Bake Your Own!
If you want a little TLC in your Thanksgiving pie this year, bake it yourself! We’re including three fantastic recipes for creative pies that are sure to impress.
Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie
Maple Cream Pie
Another non-traditional pie option for your Thanksgiving menu is this silky Maple Cream Pie from the amazing folks at King Arthur Flour. As a seasonal twist to the plethora of cream pie varieties in the universe, maple really sets this pie apart from equally delicious but less Thanksgiving appropriate flavors. Your guests won’t know what hit them! Click here for the recipe.
Pear Ginger Oatmeal Crumb Pie
Look outside the typical apple pie box at another delicious fall and winter fruit that is perfect for pie filling: pear! Thin slices of pear are tossed with crystallized