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OKG7 pie dreams


Kelley Chambers November 27th, 2013

On the television show Twin Peaks, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper couldn’t get enough cherry pie at the Twin Peaks Double R Diner. (Don’t even get him started on the damn fine coffee around town.) He raved about the pie at every opportunity, and you too will find reasons to celebrate pie, especially during the holidays. These metro favorites surely would far exceed Agent Cooper’s insatiable lust for fantastic pie.

Ingrid’s Kitchen

3701 N. Youngs Blvd. 

ingridskitchen.com 

946-8444

Ingrid’s just seems to get everything right in the baking category, and pies are no exception. With plenty of opportunities to enjoy pie over the next month or so, Ingrid’s has more than 20 kinds to choose from. Pumpkin is made with “the right amount of spice,” while German chocolate has cocoa, coconut and pecans. Or opt for the chocolate meringue with so much fluffy meringue on top it barely fits in the box.



La Baguette Bakery & Cafe

2100 W. Main St., Norman 

labaguette.com 

329-5822

Thanksgiving might not be a French holiday, but that doesn’t stop La Baguette from baking holiday favorites. Both La Baguette stores in Norman carry pies year-round, and during the holidays, they add pumpkin and pecan. If you’re in the mood for something different, try a decadent chocolate pecan pie, coconut cream or chocolate cream pie. The stores also offer a variety of fruit pies and key lime.



Pie Junkie

1711 NW 16th St. 

piejunkieokc.com 

605-8767

If you can’t get a great holiday pie at Pie Junkie, you can’t get one anywhere. Fortunately, the shop in the Plaza District has unique holiday offerings in addition to their regular lineup. Try pumpkin, pumpkin walnut crumble, pecan, orange bourbon pecan, apple crumble, apple cranberry crumble or drunken turtle. If you just need your holiday pie fix, Pie Junkie is one of the few places you can stroll into, have a slice of pie and then be on your way.



Braum’s ice Cream & Dairy Stores

Various metro locations 

braums.com 

528-3006

With stores around the metro, Braum’s knows how to do it up right when it comes to pies (and just about everything else).

During the holidays, everyone’s favorite ice cream and dairy stores add pumpkin pie (and pumpkin ice cream) and apple cranberry pie. For procrastinators, Braum’s stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Just ask at the counter and the friendly staff will heat up that frozen pie for you.



Pioneer Pies

2201 SW 74th St. 

pioneerpies.com 

682-4433

Since 1982, Pioneer Pies has been baking some of the best pies in the metro. The pies can be ordered at the store or online and are available for mail delivery. With more than 25 kinds to choose from, grab a traditional pumpkin pie or celebrate the holidays like the British with a mince pie.

For those who can’t eat sugar — or just don’t want it — it offers a number of sugar-free options.



County Line Bakery

121 E. Waterloo Rd., Edmond 

countylinebakery.com 

757-1950

Open for just over a year, County Line offers 11 different pies. Don’t miss the seasonal pumpkin pie made with Cinderella pumpkins, a French heirloom that resembles the pumpkin that was turned into a carriage to take Cinderella to the ball. The best-seller is the coconut cream pie, and other favorites are chocolate cream and the seasonal strawberry pie. To make sure you get the pie you desire, it’s best to order about three days in advance.



Uptown Grocery Co.

1230 W. Covell Road, Edmond 

uptowngroceryco.com 

509-2700

Head to to Uptown Grocery in north Edmond, the brainchild of Buy for Le$$ owners Hank and Susan Binkowski. The store has pies aplenty with everything from pumpkin and pecan to tasty holiday additions like caramel apple nut and pecan praline.

Cream pies are available in the chocolate, lemon, banana or coconut varieties. The store also offers sugar-free fruit pies with all the flavor, minus that pesky sugar.


Photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman.

 
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