‘Tis the season for pies, but no, really, it is! Although you might be wondering when there’s ever a bad time for pie, the December holidays are rapidly approaching, and as we all well-know, it’s the best time a year to add one – or more – of these delicious treats to your dessert table. Fortunately, Houston’s bakeries are working overtime to churn out top-notch pastries, filled with smooth custards, fresh fruit, and much more.
Looking for the best pies for this holiday season? Head to one of these 3 Houston bakeries, serving up everything from traditional pecan pie to more daring, modern spins, like Chai Custard. Remember, these shops sell out long before the day-of, so be sure to place or grab your order in plenty of advances!
Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop – 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite B240, Houston, TX 77098
Think outside the traditional pie box and get your holiday pie from Pondicheri Bake Lab & Shop. This year’s bounty includes a chai custard pie with ground almonds and candied cashews on a Parle-G cookie crust, a pecan pie with organic Texas pecans and cardamom-infused maple syrup, a carrot sweet potato pie with a lemon crust, and the Trifecta, a three-in-one divine dessert, featuring the chai pie, the pumpkin pie, and the sweet potato pie in one 10-inch round. Holy moly!
House of Pie – 11211 Fuqua Street, Houston, TX 77089
This popular late-night destination remains open 24-hours a day during the holiday season to fulfill pie orders of all kinds. That’s right – you can find whole pies at any one of House of Pie’s three locations, including this one on Fuqua Street. You’ll discover the usual selection that their vast client base prefers, such as French silk, Bavarian chocolate, coconut custard, and of course, fruit pies, like Dutch apple and classic cherry — but beware, the demand is high at each locale, and pies are first come, first serve.
Common Bond Bistro & Bakery – 1706 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006
The line-up of three new, holiday-inspired pies at the Montrose neighborhood’s favorite spot, Common Bond Bistro & Bakery includes a maple pumpkin ($18), bourbon pecan ($22) and Dutch apple with cinnamon streusel crumble ($20). Visit their website to schedule a pick-up location, date, and time. If you happen to think of your pie order at the last minute, you will also be able to find a limited selection of whole pies at their location throughout the holiday season.
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