Baking pie is an exact science, and it can be a disaster if calculations are even a little bit off. So this year, instead of gambling with our holiday desserts, we’re ordering pies online. Here, our five favorite bakeries--all of which deliver nationwide--and what to get at each.
Sour Cream Apple Walnut New York City-based Little Pie Company ups the ante on traditional apple pie with hand-sliced Granny Smiths, sour cream and a brown sugar, cinnamon and walnut streusel topping. (8 inch, $23)
Sour Cherry Pucker-inducing stone fruit baked in a hand-rolled crust is a must from Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland, Maine. (9 inch, $20)
Harvest Pie Apples, pears, cranberries and spices come together in this fragrant dessert (we love it served with cheese) from Sweetie Pies in Napa, California. (9 inch, $25)
Southern Pecan An Alabama family recipe--which is alternately crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth sweet--is the pride of Los Angeles-based Porch Pies. (10 inch, $35)
Pumpkin Spice Using fresh-roasted pumpkins, autumnal spices, molasses and maple syrup, the crew at Butter and Scotch in Brooklyn, New York, makes a pumpkin pie that’s light, custardy and memorable. (10 inch, $35)