Thanksgiving Dessert: Not Your Mom’s Pie

There’s nothing wrong with a good old pumpkin pie or your favorite aunt’s pecan pie, but if you really want to impress your guests this Thanksgiving here are a few alternatives.

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Tate’s Bake Shop
The Chocolate Chip Pie – Tate’s Bake Shop
n9-inch pie, $23
nIt’s everything you love about your favorite chocolate chip cookie, nestled in a flaky pie crust. This bad boy won’t last long on your Thanksgiving table, but if it does heat it up and add vanilla ice cream.nAvailable at Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton, New York, Butterfield Market in Manhattan, and nationwide delivery at
Kathryn Sheldon
Chocolate Babka Pie – Bread’s Bakery
nNew York City’s best chocolate Babka in crunchy, gooey, chocolate pie form.nAvailable at Breads Bakery ( or for nationwide shipping via
OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cake – OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
n8-inch cake, serves 10 to 15, $55
nFrom ice cream magician Chef Sam Mason, the cake features homemade apple cider ice cream layered with brown butter cake, streusel, caramelized apple, and sprayed in chocolate.nAvailable for in-store pick-up at either OddFellow’s East Village or Williamsburg locations. Order cut off is Nov. 20, 2014. More info at
Lady M Confections
Flan aux Pomme - Lady M Confections
n9 inches, $75
nLady M Confections is no stranger to luxurious desserts, and this one is no exception. The Flan au Pomme is a shortbread crust with seasonal apples sautéed, in between a layer of vanilla bean flan with a golden brûléed surface.nAvailable in New York boutiques only. More info at
The Dessert Club by ChikaLicious
Layered Crepe Cake – Dessert Club by ChikaLicious
nNewly opened “The Dessert Club by ChikaLicious” on 27 Bedford Street is the latest spot from Head Pastry Chef Chika Tillman. Available in vanilla and green tea flavors. Orders need to be placed two days in advance of pickup. More info at
This Pie Is Nuts
Coconut Cream Pie – This Pie Is Nuts
n9-inch pie, $34
nCertified vegan, paleo and gluten free, the Coconut Cream Pie uses raw cashews, maple syrup, and organic coconut, among others.nLocated in a kiosk at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park's Holiday Shops, This Pie is Nuts Is taking orders for Thanksgiving, and will start selling the pie on Nov. 20. More info at
Tu-Lu’s Gluten Free Bakery
Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery
nTu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery offer’s their Bundt Cake in Chocolate Chip, Apple Cinnamon and Maple Pecan. Order by calling (212) 777-2227. Available Nov. 24 through Nov. 27.
Two Little Red Hens
Buttermilk Chess Pie – Two Little Red Hens
n10-inch pie, Serves 8, $32
nOne of the city’s top bakeries creates plenty of traditional pies for Thanksgiving, but this Buttermilk Chess Pie features a sweet buttermilk custard with a hint of fresh nutmeg and vanilla. It will probably blow your socks off.nAvailable for in store pick up only, 1652 Second Avenue.
Milk Bar
Caramel Apple Pie – Milk Bar
nTake a back seat caramel apples, to Milk Bar’s Caramel Apple Pie. New this year, the pie features apple compote and caramel inside a salty sweet pretzel crust, and is finished with caramel and white chocolate.nAvailable at all NYC stores, and online for shipping worldwide at
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