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Where to Get the Perfect Thanksgiving Pie in Brooklyn

By Rachel Holliday Smith | November 12, 2014 1:57pm | Updated on November 14, 2014 4:28pm
 Pies at Spirited in Prospect Heights are one of six options in the borough for pie lovers for Thanksgiving this year.
Pies at Spirited in Prospect Heights are one of six options in the borough for pie lovers for Thanksgiving this year.
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PROSPECT HEIGHTS — With two weeks until Turkey Day, Brooklyn’s pie shops are gearing up to serve the masses with special flavors to make the holiday delicious.

In the run-up to Thanksgiving, many of the borough’s dessert shops are already warning customers that treats are available “while supplies last,” like Gowanus favorite Four and Twenty Blackbirds, which will have a Thanksgiving pie pick-up at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in the two days before the big day.

To help find the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving, DNAinfo rounded up six options for Brooklyn pie lovers:

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

How about a reading recommendation with your pie? All pies bought for Thanksgiving at Four and Twenty’s outpost at the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will come with a “free book list with Thanksgiving-themed suggestions, curated by BPL librarians,” according to library staff. Flavors from the Gowanus-based pie shop include Brown Butter Pumpkin, Salted Caramel Apple, Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan and Salty Honey. Pick-up for customers who pre-order the $38 pies will take place on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pies are also available for pick-up at its Gowanus store.

Butter & Scotch

The proprietors of Smorgasburg favorite Butter & Scotch are not quite ready for business at its soon-to-open shop at 818 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights, but the dessert shop will use its new space for Thanksgiving pie pick-ups, serving up four flavors: Bourbon Ginger Pecan, Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Apple and S’Mores. All orders for the $35 pies must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 20, the shop told customers on its website, warning there will be “a very limited number of extra pies available for walk-ins.” Pick-ups will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to noon or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The shop will also be open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to noon.

Spirited

If you want a little booze with your Thanksgiving slice, try Spirited in Prospect Heights, a “dessert speakeasy” serving up several liquor-infused pies for the holiday. Flavors include Sorel-Poached Pear with Brenne Vanilla Pastry Cream, Sweet Potato Kings County Bourbon with Drambuie Marshmallow and Owney’s ‘Rum’pkin. Every $45 pie is available for pre-ordering on the shop’s website. Customers choose their own pick-up times.

Baked

For a classic pie flavor, look to Red Hook dessert shop Baked, which will have Classic Apple, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan and Pumpkin pies available for pre-order for $28 each. The shop is taking orders until Monday, Nov. 24 at its Brooklyn location and in TriBeCa in Manhattan. And while supplies last, the shop will have pies for pick-up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and on the holiday itself, though the shop recommends pre-ordering.

Ample Hills

If pie à la mode doesn’t cut it for ice cream lovers, Ample Hills Creamery has a special Thanksgiving ice cream cake that might do the trick. The dessert has layers of pumpkin cheesecake and Nonna D’s Oatmeal Lace ice cream with brownie, fudge, caramel and homemade graham cracker crumble. The cake comes in small (6-inch round) for $35 and large (9-inch round) for $58. Orders must be made 48 hours in advance and desserts are available for pick-up at the Gowanus or Prospect Heights locations.

Krumville Bake Shop and Levine’s General Store

For gluten-free options, Krumville (a Smorgasburg regular) and the gluten-free pop-up shop Levine’s General Store have teamed up to offer pie pick-ups at two Park Slope locations —Espresso 77 Cafe and Freddy’s Bar — and at Idlewild Books in Manhattan. The collaborators offer two flavors of pie, Maple Pumpkin for $39 and Apple Cranberry Crumble for $45. Orders must be placed through the shops' websites by Nov. 20.