THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE, and you know what that means: It’s time to pass the pie (and a few other delicious things). I’ve rounded up my absolute favorite pies in the Phoenix area and guess what…it’s not too late for you to order them but you better act quick…like today!
MUSE AND MARKET:
After debating between the Spiced Pear & Frangipane Pie, Cranberry Orange Meringue Pie, Maple Bourbon Custard Pie, and Vegan Citrus Squash Pie ($28/each) at this cute new spot that just popped up in Arcadia, it’s time to consider just getting one of each- because hell, it’s Thanksgiving after all and there’s no point in skimping on anything. If you’re not hosting a crowd (or plan on eating at least 4 pies by yourself), you can’t go wrong with any of these options, but I especially love the Maple Bourbon, its a unique twist on Fall flavors and I’m a sucker for maple anything. Beyond the pies, a visit to Muse and Market is a MUST! In a nutshell, the adorable space is a concept from a group of people with one vision: to create the highest standard of life’s simple pleasures with one amazing menu. www.museandmarket.com
Beckett’s Table is the chef-driven extension of Chef Justin Beckett’s own home located again in Arcadia- man, what is it with Arcadia and pies?! They’ve got it down! Warm and comfortable yet sophisticated and intriguing, Beckett’s invites guests to come together over familiar classics with inventive touches. The menu of seasonal American cooking features something for everyone, including a variety of gluten free and vegetarian options, amidst comfort food mainstays.
Now for the start of the show….The Fig & Pecan Pie is a true BT favorite and has been on the menu since they opened their doors. This classic pie gets an upgrade with the addition of poached figs to add richness and umami. The crust is made by turning pecans into flour which create the perfect texture. The magician…I mean, chef Beckett also created a custom citrus cream cheese ice cream to round out the sweetness and create a perfect bite that will leave you craving this pie after every meal. This is the game changer people!!!
The award winning pie is available to pre-order for your Thanksgiving dinner. LISTEN CLOSELY, you have 2 days to order this pie (akaL until the 18th!) It is available for $29 + $9 for a pint of Cream Cheese Citrus Zest Ice-cream. #gettheicecream 602-200-0085 www.beckettstable.com
THE BAKERY PHX
Another Arcadia/Pie gem located on Bethany Home Rd. and 16th street – The Bakery Phx makes all of their baked goods and pastries from scratch daily. They bake in small amounts to ensure the quality of their products and specialize in well…surprise, pies! What I really love here is the all butter….oh yes, ALL BUTTER crust that is made by hand. Plus all their fillings are made 100% from scratch and you can totally tell the difference. They offer classic flavors like apple, blueberry, cherry, peach, chocolate cream, coconut cream, lemon meringue, and key lime. Some of our best sellers are blueberry, cherry, key lime, chocolate cream, but my favorite here is their banana cream- which was selected by the culinary director of Shake Shack to use in their concrete shakes around the valley! Order by the 19th!!