Picture Perfect Holiday Pies!

When it comes to holiday dessert, there’s nothing quite like that perfect piece of pie no matter how you slice it!

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Plain and simple, our savory picks won’t disappoint. Take Bud Royer, the famous Texas Pieman, and his ‘Not My Mom’s’ Apple Pie [above]. It’s a recipe with a fun back story, as told by Bud himself, and stuffed with Granny Smith apples, copious amounts of brown sugar and heavy whipping cream. Plus Texas pecans! It’s like classic apple pie put on a tie for the occasion. 😉

Longtime fans of the Flying Saucer Pie Co., check out their tips for perfect pie crust and see what pies will be flying out the door this year!

And there’s more. All of our homemade pies were handpicked with Thanksgiving in mind. There’s something for everyone, young and old, so enjoy – and remember to share!

Chocolate Cookie Ice Box Pie

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You can refrigerate or freeze Chef Randy Evan’s signature ice box pie as needed – hence the name! Two kinds of chocolate collide on a homemade Oreo cookie crust. It’s one of my all-time favorites!

Ma Harper’s Pecan Sweet Potato Pie

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Nothing beats Ma Harper’s home cookin’. Her Creole kitchen in Government Hill is off the charts. After 70+ years you’d think her pace would slow — think again! Ma’s original recipe is made with fresh sweet potatoes, peeled and mashed.

The Republic Grille’s Southern Pecan Pie

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Who’s up for a history lesson with lunch? Whether it’s their famous Chicken Fried Steak you’re after, or this southern beauty, quality comfort food can be found at this haven in The Woodlands. Republic Grille’s Southern Pecan Pie has a flaky crust, and is made with dark & light karo syrup, vanilla bean and toasted pecans.

Sweet Tea Chess Pie

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Here we have a southern sensation made with lemon, whipped cream and strong steeped tea from Lucy’s Fried Chicken in Austin. And just a tip: it cuts better if served cold!

Helen’s Lemon Meringue Pie

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I debuted this tart and creamy pie from my mother-in-law, Helen, as part of a Southern Home Cooked Holidays recipe blog on Goodtaste. She made every dish with a little extra love. This lemon meringue pie recipe originally came from Helen’s mother, so for those of you into math, it’s at least 50 years old and still divine!

Pumpkin Mousse Pie

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This gingersnap pie crust is crisp and spicy! This smooth and creamy Pumpkin Mousse Pie comes dressed in maple whipped cream…

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Bars

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It’s like pie 2.0! Leave it to Don Strange of Texas to find a way to make pie even better. These are cut like brownies, and boast a shortbread cookie crust with a delicious pumpkin-caramel layer that’s drizzled with caramel and topped with whipped cream.

Sawdust Pie

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Let’s review the filling on this bonafide southern classic: graham cracker crumbs, shredded coconut, walnuts (or pecans), and dark chocolate chips. Yes PLEASE. Back in the days when Luby’s was a household word, Sawdust Pie was a must-do dessert…and remains just that!

Apple Jalapeño Pie

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Some of my wine enthusiast friends forwarded me this recipe from Washington. They were in the state visiting vineyards and fell in love with this Southern take on an American favorite. It’s a combination that’s both fiery and flavorful!

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