6 Mail Order Pies That Taste Like Homemade
It’s okay to let the pros take baking off of your plate (it’s plenty full already). These fresh-baked pies have flawless flaky crusts and are carefully delivered straight to your door. No one will ever know you didn’t bake them yourself.
Butter & Scotch Bourbon Ginger Pecan Pie
Fresh, ground, and candied ginger round out the melt-in-your-mouth combo of New England maple syrup, toasted Texas pecans, and top-shelf Kentucky bourbon. A Brooklyn, New York-based dessert bar bakes this creation so it’s gooey on the inside with a crisp, caramelized top.
To buy: $40, mouth.com.
Flour Craft Bakery Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Here’s one of the creamiest pumpkin pies we’ve tasted, thanks to a custard baked with buttermilk, real vanilla bean, and fall spices. The golden crust looks and tastes like the real deal, so even your non-gluten-free friends will enjoy it.
To buy: $50, williams-sonoma.com.
My Sugar Pie Sugar Cream “Hoosier Sugar Pie”
From an Indiana-based bakery, this dessert is sure to win over any sweet tooth. It’s made with butter, sugar, cream, and nutmeg, and tastes a bit like a snickerdoodle cookie in custardy pie form.
To buy: $25, mysugarpie.com.
The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery Levee High Apple Pie
If you want to pull out all of the stops, this sky-high apple pie (9 inches to be precise) will do just the trick. Eighteen apples get sliced and layered inside and the dramatic dessert weighs in at 10 pounds. It may be on the pricier side but it will satisfy at least 12 healthy appetites.
To buy: 61, foodydirect.com.
Key Lime Pie Co. Key West Deal
Don’t think you like key lime? This tangy pie might make you reconsider. Key Lime Pie Co.’s version nails the sugar to lime ratio, making for a citrus-forward pie that doesn’t give you a major rush afterwards. A classic graham cracker crust holds the silky filling, and everything is topped off with pretty whipped cream.
To buy: $18, keylimepieco.com.
Centerville Pie Co. Shepherd’s Pie
It’s okay to eat pie for dinner! That is, when it’s savory (but who are we to judge?). A buttery crust surrounds creamy Parmesan mashed potatoes and layers of corn and sautéed beef and onions. The ultimate comfort food is shipped to you from a small pie shop on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and serves 6 to 8 people.
To buy: $64, centerville.goldbely.com.