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Jul 26, 2010 08:28 AM

Birthday Pie?

I'm getting crazy for my 30ish birthday this year and springing for birthday pie instead of the traditional cake. My first instinct is to head to Upper Crust for all of my pie needs but I want to check here first for some alternative recommendations. I'm hesitant to try Central Market/Whole Foods just because, well, it doesn't seem too exciting.

I'll be feeding about 2 dozen so I'd like to have an assortment of different pies from different places.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. RO's Outpost in Spicewood has a pie lady worth her weight in gold.

    It's about 25 miles out highway 71. The barbecue is good and they serve a respectable chicken fried steak. Make sure you get the deep fried corn on the cob.

    (512) 264-1169
    22112 Hwy 71 W
    Spicewood, TX 78669

    1. I'm not from your area, but had to click when I saw the title "Birthday Pie", it's what I want on my birthday every year. Grocery stores are typically best avoided, sometimes local bakeries are good, but if you can find a "pie lady" you are in heaven. People who do pie well really don't need to do too much else.

      Happy Birthday! Enjoy your pie!

      1. I love pie! I've been wanting to try Cutie Pie Wagon, but haven't made it down there yet.

        I had an amazing cobbler awhile back at Nutty Brown Cafe. I either read or heard somewhere that their pies come from Wimberley Pie Co., but I can't confirm.

        While I really dislike Salt Lick, and am loathe to bring it up lest I start that great debate again, their pecan pie sticks out as one of the best pieces of pie I've ever eaten.

        If you do go to RO's Outpost, don't get their peanut butter pie. (Oreo crust, peanut butter mousse and a thin layer of chocolate on the top). I thought this was no better than a Sara Lee dessert, but maybe I ordered wrong.

        Dahlia Cafe in Liberty Hill makes all their own desserts except for the cheesecake, and they always have a chess pie or buttermilk pie, plus some daily specials.

        The only remarkable pie I can think of in town is Green Mesquite's fudge pie.

        I've never had a pie from Upper Crust, but everything I've had from there has been exceptional. Please report back on whatever you find!

        Nutty Brown Cafe
        12225 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78737

        1. Duetsch Apple Bakery in Blanco has an Apple Pie that will make you freak out. They even sell them frozen so you can bake it off at home. I think they are $16 each, but I could be wrong about that. It's a way to go, but the apples are grown in Blanco and you just can't get over how good it is.

          1. Last year for my birthday I requested my favorite pie from the Monument Cafe in Georgetown. Their Black Bottom Banana pie haunts my dreams!!! I've never had a bad dessert there.