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Where to Buy Your Holiday Pies This Year in Dallas

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'Tis the season for drinking, merry-making and soon, all those extravagant holiday meals. Fortunately, you don't need to be a whiz in the kitchen to dazzle all your friends and in-laws with tasty circular desserts; if baking isn't your forte, there's plenty of professional pie bakers around these parts to make your life a whole lot easier.

Here's a helpful map of 10 of North Texas' finest pie-makers to help you coast through into 2014. (And if you act fast, some of these places may even be able to hook you up by Thanksgiving.)


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Emporium Pies

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Meghan Wilkes and Mary Booth are churning out killer handmade pies including the pumpkin Drop Dead Gourdgeous, Smooth Operator (chocolate silk with pretzel crust), the deep-dish apple Lord of the Pies, or the butterscotch and caramel Cloud NIne. Prices range from $30 to $40. Pre-order via Emporium's website for pickup at their Bishop Arts location or the new downtown McKinney outpost.

Uncle Willie's Pies

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Uncle Willie's has been doing catering and baking since 1996, and now they've got a retail location in Red Oak where you can order whole pies including but not limited to pecan, German chocolate, the Almond Joy-esque "Coco-Nutty," sweet potato, apple, pumpkin, chess, banana cream and coconut cream. Prices range from $16.99 to $18.99. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. but you'll have to call ahead to order whole pies.

Malai Thai Vietnamese Kitchen & Bar

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For a slightly more exotic take on the usual holiday pies, this West Village spot is offering its signature coconut cream pies to-go for the holidays. Whole pies are $35 and include sides of tamarind caramel sauce and coconut gelato to dress it up for company. Call Malai to place your order at least 24 hours in advance.

Mama's Daughters' Diner

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Hit up one of Mama's Daughters 5? DFW locations for whole pies and cobblers to go (with one-day advance notice). Pies are $13.49 to $15.49 including pecan, chocolate meringue and apple crumb varieties; if you're feeding a big crowd, there's also whole cobblers available in peach, apple, cherry or pecan or $28.50 that serve 18 to 20 people.

Original Market Diner

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Pie options at Original Market Diner include chocolate, coconut, banana, and a fantastic chocolate-peanut butter cream variety, plus lemon meringue, pecan, pumpkin and apple. Prices range from $17.95 to $19.95 (seasonals like pumpkin and pecan are offered at "market price"). Call ahead to order 214-521-0992

Norma's Cafe

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Impress your guests with one of Norma's famous "Mile High Pies" (or just eat the entire thing yourself): Whole pies are $12.99 including coconut, chocolate, chocolate-peanut butter, lemon, pecan and pumpkin; they've also got individual mini pies for $19.99 a dozen. Call ahead to order.

Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery

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A gluten allergy doesn't mean your holidays have to be sadly pie-less. Tu-Lu's offers several gluten-free varieties including apple, chocolate-bourbon pecan and pumpkin, plus pumpkin or regular cheesecake; you can even get unbaked pie shells to make your own filling. Call ahead to order.

The Grape

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Brian Luscher's beloved Lower Greenville restaurant is offering pumpkin cheesecake, pecan and pumpkin pies and caramel apple crisp for the holidays. Each serves 8-10 people for $25 each; call to order (orders for Thanksgiving must be placed by this Saturday, November 23).

Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen

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Chef Kent Rathbun is whipping up pumpkin cheesecakes with vanilla caramel ($48, feeds 12-16 people) and sweet potato-maple pecan pies ($38, feeds 8-10) for all your Thanksgiving face-stuffing needs. They can be picked up the day before Thanksgiving at Rathbun's BPK; visit Kent's site to order.

Highland Park Cafeteria

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The bakers at Highland Park Cafeteria probably have a helluva lot more pie baking experience than you do; order 9-inch pies in pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, cherry , buttermilk, coconut meringue and more; prices range from $13.99-$18.99. Visit their website to order.

The Mecca

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Get your pies from this longstanding diner for $16.99-$18.99 depending on the flavor: chocolate or coconut cream, buttermilk, lemon, chocolate or coconut meringue, pecan or pumpkin. Visit their website to order before next Monday for Thanksgiving.

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Emporium Pies

Meghan Wilkes and Mary Booth are churning out killer handmade pies including the pumpkin Drop Dead Gourdgeous, Smooth Operator (chocolate silk with pretzel crust), the deep-dish apple Lord of the Pies, or the butterscotch and caramel Cloud NIne. Prices range from $30 to $40. Pre-order via Emporium's website for pickup at their Bishop Arts location or the new downtown McKinney outpost.

Uncle Willie's Pies

Uncle Willie's has been doing catering and baking since 1996, and now they've got a retail location in Red Oak where you can order whole pies including but not limited to pecan, German chocolate, the Almond Joy-esque "Coco-Nutty," sweet potato, apple, pumpkin, chess, banana cream and coconut cream. Prices range from $16.99 to $18.99. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. but you'll have to call ahead to order whole pies.

Malai Thai Vietnamese Kitchen & Bar

For a slightly more exotic take on the usual holiday pies, this West Village spot is offering its signature coconut cream pies to-go for the holidays. Whole pies are $35 and include sides of tamarind caramel sauce and coconut gelato to dress it up for company. Call Malai to place your order at least 24 hours in advance.

Mama's Daughters' Diner

Hit up one of Mama's Daughters 5? DFW locations for whole pies and cobblers to go (with one-day advance notice). Pies are $13.49 to $15.49 including pecan, chocolate meringue and apple crumb varieties; if you're feeding a big crowd, there's also whole cobblers available in peach, apple, cherry or pecan or $28.50 that serve 18 to 20 people.

Original Market Diner

Pie options at Original Market Diner include chocolate, coconut, banana, and a fantastic chocolate-peanut butter cream variety, plus lemon meringue, pecan, pumpkin and apple. Prices range from $17.95 to $19.95 (seasonals like pumpkin and pecan are offered at "market price"). Call ahead to order 214-521-0992

Norma's Cafe

Impress your guests with one of Norma's famous "Mile High Pies" (or just eat the entire thing yourself): Whole pies are $12.99 including coconut, chocolate, chocolate-peanut butter, lemon, pecan and pumpkin; they've also got individual mini pies for $19.99 a dozen. Call ahead to order.

Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery

A gluten allergy doesn't mean your holidays have to be sadly pie-less. Tu-Lu's offers several gluten-free varieties including apple, chocolate-bourbon pecan and pumpkin, plus pumpkin or regular cheesecake; you can even get unbaked pie shells to make your own filling. Call ahead to order.

The Grape

Brian Luscher's beloved Lower Greenville restaurant is offering pumpkin cheesecake, pecan and pumpkin pies and caramel apple crisp for the holidays. Each serves 8-10 people for $25 each; call to order (orders for Thanksgiving must be placed by this Saturday, November 23).

Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen

Chef Kent Rathbun is whipping up pumpkin cheesecakes with vanilla caramel ($48, feeds 12-16 people) and sweet potato-maple pecan pies ($38, feeds 8-10) for all your Thanksgiving face-stuffing needs. They can be picked up the day before Thanksgiving at Rathbun's BPK; visit Kent's site to order.

Highland Park Cafeteria

The bakers at Highland Park Cafeteria probably have a helluva lot more pie baking experience than you do; order 9-inch pies in pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, cherry , buttermilk, coconut meringue and more; prices range from $13.99-$18.99. Visit their website to order.

The Mecca

Get your pies from this longstanding diner for $16.99-$18.99 depending on the flavor: chocolate or coconut cream, buttermilk, lemon, chocolate or coconut meringue, pecan or pumpkin. Visit their website to order before next Monday for Thanksgiving.

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