We know, every day brings yet another wacky food holiday, but when it's National Pie Day there's reason to celebrate. Sure, you can go to Publix or Fresh Market and buy a perfectly serviceable ready-made pie, but we're sharing our three favorite places to get fresh, delicious pies.
Because National Pie Day comes but once a year, then it's bye, bye Miss American Pie.
Knaus Berry Farm
Call in your floating holiday and drive to The Redland for an authentic
home baked pie from Knaus Berry Farm. Though people get up early to
snag the combination farm/bakery's fresh cinnamon rolls, it's the pies
that win our hearts. Straight from the oven, the crust is golden, the
fillings made with real fruit and sugar (not canned pie filling with
corn syrup). Driving into the parking lot, you can smell them before you
see them -- hints of butter, apples, and cinnamon fill the air.
celebrate National Pie Day, Knaus Berry Farm is offering nine different
pies today. Try ShooFly Pie, the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch
molasses pie ($8.95), or go traditional with a fruit pie in your choice
of apple, cherry, or blueberry ($8.95). Pecan pies are rich and sweet
($10.25), as are the chocolate peanut butter pies ($9.70). Feeling
tropical? Try a key lime or guava creme pie ($9.70 each).
Fireman Derek's World Famous Pies
If you have a burning desire for pie today, let Fireman Derek put out
those flames with a delicious variety of fresh baked pies. Visit Fireman
Derek's bakery in Wynwood for today's selection of whole pies and pies
by the slice (perfect for a quick lunchtime pick-me-up). Today's
varieties include apple pie with a white chocolate crumb topping ($5 per
slice), Pecan Pie ($18/pie), Cookies and Cream ($18/pie), chocolate
peanut butter pie cups ($3 each), and chocolate dipped pies-on-a-stick
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in your choice of key lime, coconut creme, chocolate, or cheesecake ($5
Fireman Derek's Pies, 2600 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, 786-449-2517
If you want to eat your pie in a trendy South Beach restaurant, then head over to The Dutch for a slice of pastry chef Joshua Gripper's amazing pies. Traditionalists will love the warm strawberry apple pie, but we have a hankering for the salted lime pie, a take on the key lime that pays homage to our favorite Mexican import, the Margarita. ($10/slice)