Good Taste: There’s always room for pie

Good Taste: There’s always room for pie

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Tisberry's Frozen Yogurt Pumpkin Pie with pecans. — Photo courtesy of Eric Johnson

If you have been so caught up in shopping for turkey and perfecting your cranberry sauce that you forgot about after-dinner treats, fret not, there is still time to order Thanksgiving pies. And you might be surprised by just how many options there are, from essentials like pumpkin and apple to innovations like chocolate bourbon pecan and frozen yogurt pies, or just go ahead and have your entire Thanksgiving dinner in a pie, complete with turkey, stuffing, veggies, and cranberry sauce.

Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown is baking fresh pies that can be ordered until 10 am on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Choose from apple, blueberry-cranberry, pumpkin (made with Morning Glory’s own pumpkins), and Harvest pie that include apples, cranberries, raisins, walnuts, orange, and spices. Pies are $15.95, or $16.95 for pecan; they are nine-inches and will serve six to eight people. The full Thanksgiving and pie menu is available at morninggloryfarm.com

Espresso Love, also in Edgartown, has pecan, pumpkin, coffee-toffee pecan, apple and cranberry-apple streusel all $15, which you can order until Monday, Nov. 21. Call 508-627-9211 for more information.

The Scottish Bakehouse in Vineyard Haven has a lengthy dessert menu for Thanksgiving. I suggest visiting them in person where you have the luxury of gawking at the pastry case or simply online at scottishbakehousemv.com. Apple, apple-cranberry, blueberry, raspberry, cherry, peach, and blackberry pies come in homemade shortbread crust and can be combined to suit your taste (apple-blueberry, peach-raspberry, etc.), and are $19. Specialty pies like Bing cherry lattice and lemon meringue are $21. There is also a selection of cakes, crisps, and tarts available, including gluten-free options like the flourless chocolate cake, $25. Orders should be in by Monday, Nov. 21.

Scott Booth, baker at 7a Foods in West Tisbury, is gearing up for Thanksgiving with his baked-from-scratch pumpkin, apple, blueberry, and pecan pies ($19 to $21). 7a’s signature brownies, bars, and cookies are available as well. Breakfast sandwich fans take note, 7a’s buttery, delicious biscuits will make an impression at your dinner table ($15 per dozen). In addition to dessert, 7a will have sides including Morning Glory butternut squash soup, roasted root vegetables, and whole berry cranberry sauce ($8.95 to $12.95). All orders should be in by 3 pm on Monday, Nov. 21. Call 508-693-4636 for more information or visit them at 7afoods.com.

Little Rock Farm offers their Thanksgiving bestsellers: pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie at locations around the Island including Cronig’s, Stop & Shop, and The Net Result. For made-to-order pies call 508-693-5651.

Liz Kane, of Cakes by Liz has a special holiday menu that includes apple, pumpkin, pecan, chocolate bourbon pecan, and apple-cranberry crumb pies, suitable for 8 to 10 people ($18 to $23). She is also preparing a caramel-pumpkin cheesecake in two sizes ($40 and $50). Call Liz at 508-696-8444 to place your orders and for more information on her apple sour cream pie, pumpkin apple crumb cake, as well as dinner rolls and fruit breads. Orders must be placed by Sunday, Nov. 21 and can be picked up at Humphrey’s in Vineyard Haven.

For something delectably different, check out Tisberry’s Frozen Yogurt pies. They have pumpkin or pumpkin/vanilla frozen yogurt in a graham cracker crust with optional pecan topping and chocolate/vanilla frozen yogurt layer pie, with Heath Bar crumble between the layers in an Oreo crust. Order by Tuesday, Nov. 22. They will be open for pick-up and for frozen yogurt on November 22-23 and 25-26. Call 508-274-1757 or email eric@tisberry.com for more info.

Eileen Blake’s Pies and Otherwise is taking Thanksgiving pie orders for pick-up as well as delivery, call 508-693-0528 for ordering and information. You’ll also find Eileen Blake’s pies at the roadside stand on State Road in West Tisbury and at Reliable Market in Oak Bluffs.

The First Baptist Church is having a home baked pie sale Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 22 and 23, from 4 to 6 pm at the church in Vineyard Haven. Two sizes are available: 5″ for $5 and 9″ for $10. For more information, call 508-693-1539.

If roasting the turkey, making the stuffing and choosing a cranberry sauce seems like an awful lot of work, but you’d like to enjoy the traditional meal, check out Dee Smith’s A Savory Pie Company. She has Thanksgiving dinner all in one spot, baked into her secret piecrust. Other fall favorites include Chicken and Granny Smith Apples with veggies and pan gravy, and Roasted Root Vegetable with broccoli, carrots, parsnips, sweet onions, and cauliflower tossed in a rich vegetable veloute with a hint of sour cream. For more information and to order (place Thanksgiving orders by November 21), call 508-645-FOOD (3663) or check out some of her pies at Cronig’s, Eden Market, Reliable Market, and Edgartown Meat & Fish.

In other news

Reliable Market has launched a new website at thereliablemarket.com. There you will find a detailed list of products they carry as well as news, specials, and the weekly sale flyer.