Your taste buds will rejoice in culinary ecstasy — minus the dirty pots and pans.
For a slice or whole pie, try out some of the metro’s most pie-friendly locales.
Anyway you slice it, pie is the perfect sweet treat.
Iron Starr Urban Barbeque
3700 N. Shartel
PIE SPECIALTY: Buttermilk
Named for the infamous Oklahoma outlaw, Belle Starr, Iron Starr is a meatlovers’ paradise. Yet, no experience to this neighborhood restaurant is complete without a wedge of their old-fashioned buttermilk pie. The tangy, luscious custard is baked in a deep crust. A slice is $6.50 or $45 to purchase a whole pie, which serves up to 10 people. Advance notice is required for whole pie sales.
Whole Foods market
6001 N. Western
PIE SPECIALTY: Four Season Pie
The new kids on the block bake an in-house specialty to satisfy nearly everyone’s sweet tooth. It is divided into tidy quarters of apple, cherry, blueberry and peach. The top has a lovely lattice-stitched crust. The whole pie retails for $15 and serves four to six people.
PIE SPECIALTY: Macadamia-Crusted Key Lime
Using a perfected pie crust recipe from one owner’s grandmother, the treasure here is an elegant macadamia nut-crusted Key lime, which is $16 for a whole pie. A wealth of signature pies, including orange-bourbon pecan, fudge, and lavender-scented chess are made, in addition to such classics as apple, pumpkin and cherry.
If you want to sample some of their fine products by the slice, head to S & B Burger Joint to try peanut butter chocolate or the s’mores pie.
My Bigmama’s Kitchen
PIE SPECIALTY: Sweet Potato
Louisiana native Bigmama moved her family in the 1930s to Oklahoma City, where she cooked for a prominent local family. She later owned a cafe and hotel. Although she passed away several years ago, her secret recipe for sweet potato pie lives on and is produced at the family-owned business, My Bigmama’s Kitchen.
It continues to be made with a unique blend of spices and sweet potatoes, which provide that authentic Southern flavor. And don’t tell the cardiologist: Butter is baked directly into the crust. These pies are available for $9.99 at Crest Foods.
Red Velvet Bakery
2824 E. Second, Edmond
SPECIALTY PIE: Chicken
If you are looking for more sustenance, Red Velvet Bakery delivers a savory alternative. Baked in a butter crust, its meat pies come in five varieties, although plain chicken and Southwest chicken remain the most popular. The pies, which must be ordered in advance, are pre-cooked and only require an hour to reheat in the oven. It’s fast food from scratch. Red Velvet offers plenty of options for dessert.
Photo by Shannon Cornman