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Be a Thanksgiving Hero: Choose Dessert From These 4 Boston Bakeries

By Madison Duddy | November 12, 2020 | Food & Drink

Pecan pie from Flour Bakery & Cafe

As Thanksgiving dinner preparation begins, take dessert off your list of culinary chores and leave it to the experts. From pies to tarts and pumpkin flavored sweets, these local bakeries have every holiday indulgence you could desire.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

Bostonians wait anxiously every year for apple and pumpkin pecan pie season at this beloved bakery. Instead of having one slice this year, pick up a whole pie (or three) for your Thanksgiving guests. The pumpkin pecan pie infused with bourbon brings the holiday classic to a whole new level, and don’t even get us started on the apple pie’s crust—think flaky, delectable and buttery. 399 Boylston St., 617.366.1555,

Petsi Pies

If you want to venture beyond the classics for this year's Thanksgiving table, Petsi Pies is waiting to take your order. The bourbon chocolate pecan pie made with tasty bittersweet chocolate is a must for the sweet tooth at the dining table. For fruit pie lovers, pick up the apple pear cranberry walnut crumb pie. The combination of apples with tangy cranberries and a crunchy crumb is a perfect twist on the traditional dessert. 285 Beacon St., Somerville, 617.661.7437,

Flour Bakery & Cafe

Your taste buds will surely thank you when you bite into Flour Bakery’s luscious pecan pumpkin pie with fluffy brown sugar whipped cream. This is just one of the bakery’s gourmet dessert offerings this Thanksgiving. James Beard Award-winning baker Joanne Chang is also whipping up heavenly mile-high lemon meringue pie, double-crust apple pie and many more favorites. Each dessert can also be made gluten-free, so no one misses out. 209 Cambridge St., 857.449.7452,

Greenhills Bakery

Locals rave about the desserts that come from this Dorchester Irish bakery—and with more than 12 pies to choose from, who can blame them? Greenhills serves all the classics from apple and pumpkin to cherry, but for more individualized desserts, look to their pumpkin whoopie pies and old fashioned spice cake with orange zest frosting. 780 Adams St., 617.825.8187,

Photography by: Courtesy of Flour Bakery & Cafe