5 Delicious Pies to take to Your Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Scott Davis | November 11, 2016

Food is a centerpiece to the holidays, and while a good main course is at the heart of that, sometimes the dessert is the most important part. I don’t know that I have ever met someone who doesn’t love a good slice of pie, especially of the pumpkin variety during Thanksgiving. But what if you’re already “pumpkined” out from the pumpkin spice fever that hit us like a ton of bricks last month? Fear not, here are five (non-pumpkin) pies in metro Detroit that we think should be at your dinner table this holiday season.

Cranberry Walnut Pie

With the right amount of tart cranberries and a mixture of toasted walnuts, the Cranberry Walnut pie from Crust: A Baking Company is the perfect holiday pie. The pie is made with brown sugar custard filling and flaky hand-crimped crust. The store made this pie its November Pie of the Month and is only available during the holiday season.

Banana Cream Pie

If you love bananas, there are few desserts better than a banana cream pie. This creamy and smooth pie might seem lighter compared to others, but it serves as a good complement to the big Thanksgiving dinner. Grand Traverse Pie, with multiple locations in southeast Michigan, offers this delicious pie, and a whole lot more. Make sure to fill out a catering order form to guarantee a pie for the Thanksgiving table.

Michigan 4-Berry Double Crust

Filled with Michigan cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries, the Michigan 4-Berry Double Crust is a must for fruit fanatics at the Thanksgiving table. The sweetness of the fruit goes perfectly with the delicious pastry crust, and the Achatz Handmade Pie Co. makes sure to make pies big enough for the whole family. Achatz has plenty of locations in the metro Detroit area including Beverly Hills, Troy, Chesterfield, Oxford, Armada, and Shelby Township.

Sweet Potato Pie

If you are looking for something a little outside the box, a sweet potato pie might just do the trick. Sweet Potato Sensations in Detroit is your one stop shop for all of your sweet potato dessert needs. They offer plenty of different pie options including their popular sweet potato pie, sweet potato coconut pie, and sweet potato pecan pie.  

Salted Maple Pie

Full of Grade B maple syrup and topped with sea salt, the Salted Maple Pie from Sister Pie will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Served with ice cream and whipped cream to enhance the flavor, Sister Pie’s signature pie is going to be a hit with not only your family. Be sure to order on their website at least two days in advance.