For those who want to treat themselves to not making a Thanksgiving dessert or making a trip to Costco for giant bargain pies, here are some of our local pie specialists to get freshly made professional ones. (Unfortunately the order date has passed for the Teen Center’s Lovin’ Oven pies.)
Harvest Moon Café: Pastry chef Jen Demarest is making four special 9-inch pies this Thanksgiving, including pecan, buttermilk maple custard, brown butter pumpkin and apple caramel. ($22 to $25). To order email email@example.com or stop by her booth at the Friday Farmers Market today, Friday, Nov. 16, by which date all orders must be pre-paid. You can pick up your pies on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. or Thursday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ramekins: Order pies of salted caramel apple, spiced pumpkin mouse, dark chocolate pudding pie or a classic pecan pie. (All $28). Pick up Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 450 W. Spain St., Sonoma. Order at 933-0450 or ramekins.com.
Crisp Bakeshop: Andrea Koweek’s original Crisp Bakeshop is now part of the Girl & the Fig and will hold a “Pie Pop-up and Crisp Holiday Bake Shop” at the Rhône Room on lower Broadway. You order by Nov. 17 and pick up on the day you select from Nov. 20 through Nov. 22. ($2 to $36). Choices include a maple pumpkin pie; a Derby pie with bourbon, chocolate and pecans; apple pie, pumpkin cupcakes or a petite version with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, macaron combo boxes with pomegranate, pumpkin spice and salted caramel chocolate; seat salt chocolate chunk cookies in 4-packs; espresso malted blondies in a 3-pack, or cocoa caramel nib popcorn for snacking. To order call 933-3000, ext. 16 by Nov. 17.
Les Pascals Patisserie: Look for some French holiday specialties of many kinds. Les Pascals will offer pumpkin and apple pies, apple cake; tarte tatin, honey cake, lemon and fruit tarts; a variety of breads from turmeric to salami, olive, raisin, and plane baby; French macarons, Neapolitans, babas, Galette des Rois, flan, tropzienes; French madeleines, mini chocolate fondants, palmiers, raspberry sables or feuilletes, breton biscuits, Canneles de Bordeaux, financiers, and petits fours.
Watch for a great array of flavored breads and rolls, and Viennoiserie such as croissants like pain au chocolat, pain au banana, their famous almond croissant, and raisin croissants. Morning buns, lemon bichon brioches, and chocolate almond feuillettes with apple or pear. 13798 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen. 934-8378.