7 Decadent Pies in Boston

By Scott Kearnan  |  November 25, 2013

Pies are especially ubiquitous this time of year, from the Thanksgiving feast to the company holiday party. But what about when you take the pro approach to pie making? We selected seven spots representing very different pie varieties from some of Boston's best pastry chefs. Go grab a slice for yourself, or someone else.  

  • Winter Seasonals at Petsi Pies

    Surveyors say you can't go wrong with any of Petsi's famous pies, served at their Porter Square and Central Square locations. While any of the dozen-plus are delicious, we especially recommend seizing the opportunity to indulge in seasonal selections like pumpkin or apple-pear-cranberry (617-661-7437).

  • Apple Pie at 29 Sudbury

    Chef Evan Deluty of the South End's Stella recently opened this suburban charmer in the tony town of Sudbury, where there's always an individual-sized mini pie on the dessert menu (978-443-1700).

  • Coconut Cream Pie at Del Frisco's Grille

    The casual Chestnut Hill offshoot of Del Frisco's steakhouse opened earlier this month with a slew of new menu items. We're nuts for this sweet and moist coconut cream pie topped with white chocolate shavings (617-608-3682).

  • Key Lime Pie at Legal Harborside

    Wishing for warmer climes? Close your eyes while you're scooping up a slice of this key lime pie, and imagine you're enjoying it on a sunny Florida. If that doesn't cut the chill, at least the pomegranate sauce will add an extra sweet surprise (617-477-2900).

  • Red Velvet Moon Pie at Estelle's

    Some traditions are made to be broken. Scale down from oversized holiday pies and opt for these mini moons with buttercream and chocolate-chile sauce. A little sweet and a little spicy - just the way we like it (857-250-2999).

  • Maple-Pecan Pie at Pain D'Avignon

    This charming bakery manages to put out delicious breads, croissants and crackers daily. So it's no surprise that there's something special about the fresh dough (and oh-so-crispy crust) they use for this perfect maple-pecan pie (508-778-8588).

  • Banana Cream Pie at Post 390

    We're happy to boast on her behalf: Pastry chef Molly Hanson might whip up one of the best banana cream pies in Boston. It's delightfully light in texture but deeply decadent in flavor (617-399-0015).