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Honeypie is one of the scratch bakeries offering Thanksgiving pies for purchase. (PHOTO: Honeypie Cafe)

I spy your Thanksgiving pie: 8 bakeries that take dessert off your plate

The bird might take center stage during the Thanksgiving holiday. But we all know that the real star of the party is the pie.

Whether it's pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, apple or even French silk, there's nothing quite like topping off your holiday feasting with one of America's favorite desserts.

And we know a secret. You don't have to be a great baker to serve great pie on Thanksgiving Day. Just look to one of the city's best scratch bakeries for holiday pies worth their weight in flavor. Here are eight of our favorite spots.

Aggie's Bakery

7328 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 482-1288
aggiesbakery.com

Pie flavors:

  • Pumpkin
  • Pecan
  • Apple
  • Caramel apple
  • Dutch apple
  • Key lime
  • Cherry
  • Blueberry
  • Peach
  • Coconut Cream
  • Lemon meringue
  • Chocolate cream
  • Banana cream

All pies require a minimum of at least 48 hours notice for pick-up through Nov. 21. Delivery is also available.

Cost: $12.95-20 per pie (for 9-10-inch pies); 2-inch and 4-inch pies are also available for purchase by the dozen.
To order: Place your order online at aggiesbakery.com.

Batches

401 E. Erie St., (414) 239-8980
batchesmke.com

Pie flavors:

  • Maple bourbon pecan
  • Traditional pumpkin
  • Dutch apple

All pies must be ordered on or before Nov. 14 for pick-up on Nov. 21.

Christmas pies are also available for pre-ordering through Dec. 15 for pick0up on Dec. 22 or Dec. 23. Flavors include brandy old fashioned cherry, speculoos pear and French silk. If you reserve both your Thanksgiving and Christmas pies in one order, you'll receive a 10 percent discount.

Cost: $30 per pie
To order: Call (414) 239-8980 or email Linda@BatchesMKE.com (credit card is required).

Greige Patisserie

408 W. Florida St., (414) 252-0143z
greigemke.com

Pie flavors:

  • Salted caramel apple
  • Pumpkin
  • Chocolate pecan

Also available:

  • Cranberry gingersnap tart
  • Pumpkin spice cheesecake

Desserts must be pre-ordered before Nov. 20 for pick-up on Nov. 21 (the patisserie will be open until 9 p.m.).

Cost: $22-44, depending on flavor.
To order: Call (414) 252-0143.

Hatched

655 N. Brookfield Rd. (commercial kitchen; no retail), (414) 418-5217
Hatched on Facebook

Pie flavors:

  • Classic pumpkin
  • Classic apple
  • Pumpkin praline
  • Southern pecan
  • Caramel apple
  • Plum raspberry
  • Salted brown butter honey
  • Black bottom oat
  • Sweet potato coconut
  • Cranberry cherry

Select flavors are also available as 5-inch pies. Variety packs of fruit or fall-flavored hand pies are also available for ordering.

All pies must be ordered on or before Nov. 16 for pick-up on Nov. 21.

Cost: $30 per pie.
To order: Call (414) 418-5217 or place your order online.

Pro tip: When ordering online, choose any Wednesday available in the drop-down menu for pick up on Nov. 21. Please specify your preferred location for pick-up. Pick up locations include:

  • Birch + Butcher, 459 E. Pleasant St. (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
  • Vennture Brew Co., 5519 W. North Ave. (between 4 and 8 p.m.)
  • Hatched Kitchen, 655 N. Brookfield Rd. (between 4 and 8 p.m.)

Honeypie Cafe

2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437
honeypiecafe.com

Pie flavors:

  • Classic Wisconsin apple
  • Apple cranberry crumble
  • Door County cherry streusel
  • Bourbon walnut pecan
  • Classic pumpkin
  • Chocolate cream
  • Key lime
  • Banana cream
  • Pumpkin praline cheesecake

Pies can be picked up on a choice of dates between Nov. 18 and 24. Limited quantities of pies will be available for last minute in person pick up at Palomino, Honeypie and SmallPie on Wednesday, Nov 21.

Cost: $29-32 per pie, depending on flavor.
To order: Call (414) 242-6389 or place your order online.

Miss Molly's Cafe & Pastry Shop

9201 W. Center St., (414) 249-5665
missmollyscafe.com

  • Pecan with bourbon whipped cream
  • Pumpkin with spiced chai whipped cream
  • Apple with oat streusel and caramel drizzle

All orders must be placed by Nov. 15 for pick-up on Nov. 21 (between 3 and 5 p.m.) or Nov. 22 (between 10 a.m. and noon).

Cost: $32 per pie.
To order: Place your order online.

Mr. Dye's Pies

8103 W. Tower Ave., (414) 759-4992
Mr. Dye's Pies on Facebook

Pie flavors:

  • Classic sweet potato
  • Pecan delight
  • Purple monster
  • Nawlin's pecan
  • Sugar free classic sweet potato
  • Sugar free pecan delight
  • Sugar free purple monster

Cost: $18-22 for regular pies; $20-28 for sugar-free pies.
To order: Call (414) 759-4992.

Tre Rivali

200 N. Broadway, (414) 291-3971
trerivalirestaurant.com

Pie flavors:

  • Caramel apple
  • Maple pumpkin
  • Chocolate pecan

Full size 9-inch pies will be available for sale and pick up in the café the day before Thanksgiving and on Thanksgiving day from 10am-4pm while supplies last. In December, holiday pies will also be available in flavors including Dark chocolate peppermint cream, salted caramel apple and maple pecan.

Cost: $10 for 5-inch pies (50% of proceeds go to Chefs Cycle); $20 for 9-inch pies (50% of the proceeds donated to No Kid Hungry)
For more information: Call (414) 291-3971.

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