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Nov 18, 2007 06:46 AM

Best Pecan Pie?

I've been asked to bring a pecan pie for Thanksgiving, and I won't have time to bake one. Any suggestions for where to find a good one (not too sweet, good crust)? I searched the boards but didn't find much. I was considering Little Pie Company or Blue Smoke, but I haven't tried the pecan pie at either.

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  1. Believe it or not, 'wichcraft makes a fantastic pecan pie. Call to inquire.

    1. We just bought a couple of pecan pies home from Whole Foods (Bowery location). They are one of the best pecan pies I have ever tasted, especially from a commercial bakery, and we are picky about pies. Only good ingredients such as butter, whole eggs, etc. Deep, dark and delish filling, good crust, tons of pecans, $15.99 for a pie that would serve 6.

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      1. re: sweeterpea

        Thanks for the suggestion, I am glad to hear that--it would be easy for me to pick up on from there. That is a great price.

        1. re: smallfrog

          I second the Whole Foods suggestion. They have a great bakery department overall (considering the amount of product they produce on a daily basis), and have found all pies that we've tried to be consistently great. Whole Foods definitely uses quality ingredients, so I don't think you would be disappointed.

          1. re: smallfrog

            You won't be disappointed. My husband carried them all the way home to Canada on the airplane, he doesn't do that for no ordinary pie! ;o) Have a great holiday.

            1. re: sweeterpea

              Thanks so much Whew, just glad all I have to do is pick up a pie or two. Have a great holiday, too.

              1. re: smallfrog

                dont forget the vanilla ice cream! it goes great with warm pecan pie!

        2. Try the chocolate pecan pie at Umanoff & Parsons. Delicious crust, and not too sweet -- it's gotten raves both times I brought one for Thanksgiving dinner.

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          1. re: a_and_w

            Just did that, on this recommendation. It was great. I'll be doing a lot of shopping there now.