Today is National Pecan Pie Day. We don't pay too much attention to holidays like that—at least we didn't, until we realized it's a perfect excuse to indulge without the guilt. If you have the time, you could make one (or some) yourself, or you could take the easy route and take your pick—or multiple picks—of Houston pie shops to celebrate a day devoted to pecan goodness.
Olivette and the Manor House both serve pastry chef Catherine Rodriguez's appropriately rich-tasting pecan pie. Served with a side of Bourbon ice cream, the combination of the sticky but not-too-sweet pie and the ice cream on top of a delicate puddle of drizzled caramel will have your tummy grumbling for more.
Proud Pie’s mouth-watering variations on the classic pecan pie are sure to raise eyebrows and excite taste buds. The Big Texas Bourbon Pecan Pie is the boozy take on a more common pecan pie. The Big Texas Muddy Bottom Pecan Pie combines pecans with Ghirardelli chocolate for a taste far more refined than the name suggests.
House of Pies' three locations are sure to give Houstonians ample options when it comes to choosing the right destination to pick up a good slice of pecan pie. The Houston staple’s Texas Pecan Pie and the Texas Pecan Fudge Pie (the base for the halved nuts is rich fudge) may just make customers feel like they're eating something that's “reminiscent of Mom’s home cooking.”
This dessert boutique will give you pecan pie fever. Offering whole pies and slices, as well as adorable mini versions, Ooh La La is living up to its name with pies that are sure to fill customers with happiness. And pie.
With their Buttermilk Vanilla Pecan Pie, Chocolate Pecan Pie and original Southern Pecan Pie, Pie in the Sky, this is the most diverse option of all. Choose your favorite pie and get to eating or, take a slice of all three—don’t worry we won’t tell.
Flying Saucer Pie Company may be famous for its long lines, but customers say the beloved pies are worth waiting for. Don’t let the possibility of a long line deter you though, Flying Saucer Pie Company is a Houston must-stop and is a definite destination for some out-of-this-world pecan pie.