An Easier, Hap-pie-r Guide to Thanksgiving Dessert

Where to find everyone’s favorite treat in preparation for Turkey Day


We'll take one of each.

Courtesy of Pied Piper Pies

We love cooking and baking — and of course, entertaining — but hosting the whole T-day affair? That’s a totally different bag of stuffing. Whether you’re already making up a meal plan and perfecting all your table trimmings, or wondering if this is the year you start dining out on Thanksgiving, why not eliminate some of the holiday heavy lifting by outsourcing your dessert? Ordering your pies from one of these six spots will ensure that your after-dinner spread is top-notch:


Pied Piper Pies, Highland Falls

This sweet and savory pie shop stocks every classic fruit, cream, or custard filling you could think of, plus your choice of a regular crust or out-of-this-world crumb.

307, Main St


Bartlett House, Ghent

This Columbia County newcomer has already blown us away with their inventive pastries and all-day, weekend brunch. Now, we can’t wait to get our hands on any pie they dream up.

2258 route 66


Apple Pie Bakery Cafe at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park

Pies made by the finest culinary minds in-training. Apple, pumpkin, and pecan are all offered (plus a few gluten-free flavors!) — need we say more?

The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive (Route 9)
845.905.4500; www.


Haven Coffee & Espresso Bar, Newburgh

More than just awesome coffee, this Newburgh spot is cranking out pies just like your mama made ‘em. Which makes sense, given Chef/owner Julie Neely’s pension for re-purposing family recipes into the most delectable cafe offerings.

5462 Route 9W


Deising’s Bakery, Kingston

This previous Best of the Hudson Valley winner never fails to impress. Head to one of their two outposts for all the traditional Thanksgiving pie offerings (available in 8- or 10-inch sizes) as well as an ample selection of freshly baked breads and rolls.

111 N Front St and 584 Broadway
845.338.7505 & 845.338.1580 (respectively);


Brewster Pastry, Brewster

Normally harping the finest French pastries in all the land, we’ll happily gobble up any pie this Putnam County shop will sell us. They’ll be offering all the standard flavors, but order one of their fancy looking tarts for a true T-day standout.

Towne Center, 1620 Route 22

Hungry for more T-Day content? Surf through our Thanksgiving Guide for recipes, how-tos, events, and more! 

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