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Tasty Tuesdays: Best Pie in Austin

8 November 2011 3,986 views 5 Comments

If you haven’t tried pies or crimps from The Pie Society yet, you’re missing out, Austinites. The Pie Society is a totally local, totally homegrown business started by my friends and former colleagues, Lindsay and Emily.

Let me first answer the question that’s undoubtedly on your mind, “what the heck are crimps?” According to the menu, crimps are bite-sized, fits-in-the-palm-of-your-hand crimped balls of pie, with a flaky, golden crust on the outside and a delicious savory or sweet filling on the inside.

Assorted Crimps

Assorted Crimps - Photo courtesy of The Pie Society

Basically, crimps are the perfect size to sample many different flavors in one sitting. I love them because you can put in your order of up to four dozen crimps in the morning, and they’ll be delivered by 3 p.m. the same day. Such a fun gift to send a friend, loved one, or coworker — and a nice change from the usual Tiff’s Treats. Not that there is anything wrong with Tiff’s. I love ‘em. But crimps are a new, fun way to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Lindsay and Emily

Lindsay and Emily - Photo courtesy of The Pie Society

Aren’t Lindsay and Emily cute? They are just so happy making pies and promoting their new business. And I wouldn’t suggest you try them if I didn’t think their pies were f-ing delicious. And pretty. Check out this apple pie they made for Independence Day:

American as Apple Pie

American as Apple Pie - Photo courtesy of The Pie Society

I ordered a cherry pie for a book club meeting at my house one day and it was almost too pretty to eat. But when I ate it, the crust was the perfect consistency, the filling was tart with just the right amount of sweetness, and I basically couldn’t stop cutting slivers of pie until it was all gone.

Cherry Pie with Rooster

Cherry Pie with Rooster

With Thanksgiving around the corner and pie season in full swing, what is your favorite pie in Austin?

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  • Jackie Huba

    Might have to order for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks!!

  • Jackie Huba

    Might have to order for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks!!

  • jodibart

    You won't be disappointed!

  • 00sirkin

    I hope to eat some pie in Austin

  • 00sirkin

    I hope to eat some pie in Austin