7 Perfect Pies to Savor During the Holidays on the Main Line

Pumpkin Pie | Photo courtesy of the Bakery House

Looking for the perfect holiday dessert? Try these seasonal sweets from seven local bakeries in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Pumpkin, apple or pecan; what’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Do you prefer deep-dish or lattice crust? Or are you more of a cheesecake person? Whatever your preference, local bakeries have sweets to fulfill your family traditions. Check websites for ordering deadlines and pick-up protocols.

Aux Petits Delices

Technically tarts, these French-inspired pies are just as sweet as their American counterparts. The chocolate chip-bourbon pecan tart is a special treat, as is the pear tart with almond frangipane. Or get the colorful mixed fruit tart, a gorgeous way to end the holiday meal.

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162 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 971-0300

Gemelli Artisanal Gelato & Dessert Café

Gemelli’s pumpkin cheesecake gelato cake is topped with handcrafted dark chocolate. It’s almost too gorgeous to eat … but you’ll manage. Pair it with tiramisu made with La Colombe espresso or Italian cheesecake made with butter amaretto cookie crust. Don’t forget the gelato.

12 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 557-8482


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Nomadic Pies

A small bakery with big flavors, Nomadic Pies turns out delicious desserts with clean but complex flavors. Roasted apple cinnamon custard pie is divine, as is the maple pecan pie. The hands down, forks up favorite is Nomadic’s traditional apple crust top pie. Get two … or three.

132 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 563-9686

OSO Sweet

True to its name, OSO Sweet offers beautiful pies, cakes and desserts of all kinds. For a special treat, get the legendary lemon blueberry scones, salted chocolate chip cookies and pudding cookies. While you’re there, get a hot chocolate or Cubano made with Brandywine Coffee Roasters.

1609 Baltimore Pike, Suite 500, Chadds Ford, (610) 880-8118


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The Bakery House

A Main Line institution, The Bakery House is beloved for its deep-dish apple pie and apple pecan caramel pie. Choose from a plethora of pumpkin options: pumpkin chiffon pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin Bundt and more. While you’re there, grab a few rugelach and mandelbrot. You’ll thank us later.

604 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-4139

The Ultimate Bake Shoppe of Ardmore

A mecca of Main Line desserts, The Ultimate Bake Shoppe of Ardmore makes a divine coconut custard pie, seconded only by pumpkin cheesecake with caramel topping. Our top pick is the carrot cake, one of the best we’ve ever tasted.

Ardmore Farmers’ Market, 120 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-2332


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Yori’s Church Street Bakery

Pumpkin, cherry, apple, blueberry; Yori’s has all kinds of pies. Lattice apple pie gets our vote, especially if it’s accompanied by apple turnovers. Looking for dessert diversity? Opt for the cheesecake and pick up a few parcels of Yori’s cookies.

15 N. Church St., West Chester, (610) 344-9674

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