Holiday Pies

And Metro Detroit's Favorite Holiday Pie Is...


Although you don’t need an excuse to enjoy a delicious pies, the holiday season is a great time to take advantage of the deliciousness. Last week we asked what your favorite holiday pie was, and the results were actually pretty close.

Pumpkin pie ended up taking the cake, or pie in this case, as it secured 36% of your votes. Sweet potato finished second with 27%, unique pies with 24%, and fruit pie with 13%. No matter who you voted for, we have the best places that offer the perfect pie to complete your holiday dinner.

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Pumpkin Pie

Voted as the best holiday pie, the pumpkin pie is a must have during the holiday season. There are plenty of places where you can get a traditional pumpkin pie, such as the Grand Traverse Pie Company, Home Bakery, and Apple Annie’s. If you’re looking for a pumpkin pie that’s outside the box, check out Sister Pie’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip pie. Combining the sweetness of chocolate with the saltiness of pumpkin, the pie is a tasty twist on the classic dessert.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pies are, well, sweet. Voted as the second favorite holiday pie by metro Detroiters, sweet potato pies offer a southern style dessert for those looking to add some sweetness to the Thanksgiving table. Sweet Potato Sensations in downtown Detroit offers sensational sweet potato desserts (hints the name), and their sweet potato pie is wildly popular in the area. They also offer sweet potato cheesecakes, cookies, and muffins, so be sure to check out their full menu for all your sweet potato needs.

Unique Pies

24% of you said you prefer a different pie at the Thanksgiving table, and with so many bakeries offering tasty creations, we can’t blame you! Zingerman’s offers plenty of dishes and desserts for Thanksgiving, but it is their bakehouse pies that make our mouth water. They feature feature a host of unique pies such as Jumbleberry, Cranberry Walnut Pie, and Chocolate Chess Pie.

Fruit Pie

Just because fruit pies came in last with 13% doesn’t mean it doesn’t make for a good Thanksgiving pie, especially if you’re getting them from Achatz Handmade Pie Co. With pies such as the Blueberry Double Crust, Cherry Crumb, and the Michigan 4-Berry Crumb, you won’t find a shortage of fruit in your pie! Achatz also offers Thanksgiving favorites like Pumpkin and Pecan pies, so be sure to check out their full menu.

There’s no better time for pie than the holiday season, and we hope this guide helps you find your favorite flavor from these great metro Detroit bakeries!

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