This year I plan to try Amity Bakery. Barrie Cullian was tapped by Bon Appétit as one of the top 10 bakers in America before she started Amity, and has made a name for herself in the community. Holiday offerings include Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Hard Sauce, Parker House Rolls, and Pecan Pie. Order by this Friday, 11/16, and you can pick up your pies, rolls, desserts and breakfast goods on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
You can order pies from Jodi Elliot of Foreign and Domestic from now until Sunday 11/18 (see our previous post about Foreign & Domestic bake sale here). The delicious choices are Buttermilk Pie with Cranberry Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Nut Extravaganza Pie with Vanilla Cream Sauce, Pumpkin Perfection Pie with Pomegranate Sauce and Classic Apple-Cheddar Pie with Butterscotch Sauce. Too difficult to choose.
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, which is famous for its luscious cupcakes, has pies and other baked goods available. Their many pie options include Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Triple Berry Pie, Banana Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, and a special treat this year, Sweet Potato Gingersnap with Toasted Meringue.
Noble Pig has House-Made Challah Bread for the holiday and a few unconventional choices like Maple Bacon Bread Pudding, Bacon Caramel Popcorn and Bacon Ganache (see our previous post about Noble Pig here).
La Patisserie has a special 10% discount for those who order their Thanksgiving pies by the 16th (see our previous post about La Patisserie here). Their dessert menu includes Pumpkin Silk, Classic Pecan Pie, or Apple Crumble Pie.
Stephanie McClennly of Confituras just received a mention in Saveur Magazine for her Cranberry Cinnamon Jam, in addition to being featured in Tribeza's November issue. I picked up a couple of jars of her Cranberry Cinnamon at the farmers' market over the weekend and was very impressed. The bright bursts of cinnamon and orange balance the tartness of the cranberry. Since this jam works so well as a spread for the rolls, an accompaniment with the turkey, or for breakfast on toast, it is more versatile than standard cranberry sauce (I thought my cranberry sauce was good, but this jam blows it away). It gives me one less thing to cook for the big day. (Cathy)