November 18, 2021

Where to find the best holiday pies—in all your favorite flavors—in Alabama

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From now until 2021 ends, it’s prime time for pies.

Holiday gatherings are the perfect excuse to serve a variety of seasonal favorites, from custardy pumpkin and rich pecan pies, to densely sweet chocolate and pleasantly tart lemon baked treats.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite pies to enjoy from Thanksgiving until the new year, and some of the better places around the state to get them.

Some are bakeries, and others are restaurants. If you want to find a good selection of house-made pie, for example, you generally won’t go wrong in a barbecue restaurant.

If a restaurant only advertises slices, chances good are that, with advance notice, it will sell a whole pie to take home or to a party.

We’ve presented our favorite pie places by flavor—but most of the places listed below also make some of the other pies on the list. So don’t feel constrained. Pick up several to dish out to guests.

(The Continental Bakery in English Village/Facebook)

Apple Pie

Delish Bakery and Eatery (Mobile)

Topped with a golden-baked crust, apple pie ($35) is one of several fruit-filled treats at Delish.

Continental Bakery (Mountain Brook)

Among the sweets and breads at this 37-year-old bohemian bakery is a two-crust sour cream apple pie with a vented top ($39). Online ordering is available.

Steele Orchard (Cullman)

If it’s sweet and contains apple, chances are Steele makes it. Choices include fried pies, deep dish pies, and take-and-bake versions. Contact the orchard for prices and availability.

(The Continental Bakery in English Village/Facebook)

Chocolate Pie

Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q (multiple locations)

Chocolate cream pie is sold by the slice ($4.99) and whole ($21.99).

Irondale Café (Irondale)

A half-dozen pie choices include chocolate fudge and chocolate chess. Contact the restaurant for prices on slices and whole pies.

Blue Plate Café (Huntsville)

Choices including chocolate pie and chocolate-walnut pie are sold by the slice or, with 24 hours’ notice, whole. Get in touch with the stores on Governors Drive or Memorial Parkway for prices.

(Bob Sykes Bar B Q/Facebook)

Lemon Pie

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q (Bessemer)

The lemon ice box pie, which dates to the barbecue restaurant’s founding in 1957, tops nearly half a dozen pie choices on the menu. You can get slices ($4.25 each) or whole pie (17.99).

Jean’s on the River (Cordova)

The family-owned restaurant in a log building serves both lemon and lemon merengue pies. Slices are $2.95 but with advance notice they’ll likely sell a whole pie.

Shashy’s Bakery and Fine Foods (Montgomery)

Its selection of seven pies includes lemon ice box pie and its cousin, key lime pie. Call the bakery for prices.

(Wildflower Cafe/Facebook)

Peanut Butter Pie

The Bright Star (Bessemer)

Peanut butter pie is a popular dessert at this 114-year-old institution in downtown Bessemer. Slices are $5.95 and whole pies are $24.95. Online ordering is available.

Miss Myra’s (Vestavia Hills)

If you have a sweet tooth, check out the dessert counter at Miss Myra’s. Peanut butter pie is one of eight desserts the Cahaba Heights barbecue restaurant serves. Slices are $3.79; whole pies are $19.99.

Wildflower Café (Mentone)

The restaurant boasts that you’ll never know that the shortbread crust encasing its creamy peanut butter pie is gluten-free. Eat it by the slice ($7) there, or call ahead (at least 24 hours’ notice needed) to buy the whole pie.

(Priester’s Pecans/Facebook)

Pecan Pie

Tennessee Valley Pecan Co. (Decatur)

Choices include classic pecan, bourbon pecan, chocolate pecan, and pineapple pecan, whole for $34.99.

Priester’s Pecans (Fort Deposit)

It’s pecan heaven at Priester’s retail store at Exit 142 on Interstate 65, about 35 miles south of Montgomery. Whole pies include Classic pecan ($23.99) and chocolate-pecan ($25.19). Mini pies are eight for $27.99. Online ordering is available.

Luna’s Eat and Drink (Orange Beach)

An individual Fried Pecan Pie, served with vanilla bean ice cream and bourbon molasses topping, is $7.

(The Continental Bakery in English Village/Facebook)

Pumpkin Pie

Mason Dixon Bakery (Huntsville)

They make both traditional pie ($20) and pumpkin cheesecake ($32). Call ahead for availability.

Savage’s Bakery (Homewood)

A half-dozen pies with house-made pie crust, including pumpkin, are $14.95–$19.95 each.

Edgar’s Bakery (multiple locations)

Either order at the store, or online. Pumpkin pie is $25.

(Edolyn’s Pies/Facebook)

Sweet Potato Pie

JaWanda’s Sweet Potato Pies Bakery (Inverness)

JaWanda makes straight-up sweet potato pies, plus pecan-pumpkin, and Hooey Gooey sweet-potato pie topped with torched marshmallows. Choose among more than a dozen varieties, either mini ($4.50) or whole ($19.99-$29.99).

Edolyn’s Pies (Pizitz Food Hall in Birmingham)

Its mini (4 inch) pies are $5. Delivery is available, for a fee, within a 20-mile radius.

Simply Cakes Bakery and Eatery (Dothan)

Sweet potato pie ($17) is just the beginning for his bakery’s large selection of Southern classics. Online ordering is listed as “under maintenance.” Shop currently is open Tuesday–Friday.

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