Heavenly Pie Rewards Await your Guests

By Jennifer Rubenstein & Rachel D. Russell / Photography By Mary McClung | November 22, 2015
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“Candy might be sweet, but its a traveling carnival blowing through town. Pie is home. People always come home. from Pushing Daisies  

 

Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, a random Thursday evening—any time pie is on the table a party is sure to arise, even if it’s a party for one.  

 

But not everyone has the ability to make a pie that tastes decadent or looks like it should be on the counter at Oprah’s home. To make your life easier, Edible Indy has rounded up some unique and mouthwatering pies, both sweet and savory, vegetarian and gluten-free, that will be sure to push your guests into that heavenly sweet, soulful state. Oh  and several of these actually have made it to Oprahs counter!  

 

Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery 

46 S. Tennessee St., Danville 

Tu–Sa, 7:30am–3pm  

317.718.4800 

 

Featured pie: Harvest Moon Pie 

Price: Sweetie pie $7, full size $18 

 

Featured pie: Buttermilk Pie 

Price: Sweetie pie $7, full size $18 

 

Ordering: Special orders are taken over the phone or in person with a 48-hour notice.  

 

What makes Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery special?  

Celebrating their 10th year in business, they have three generations of their family involved and put love into everything they serve and bake. They strive to bring freshly baked, locally sourced ingredients to Central Indiana folks and are a hidden gem located in Danville.  

 

What is Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery famous for? Baked goods. Honey Oat Bread is the backbone of the menu with fresh soups made daily. Coconut Cream Pie and Blackberry Wine Chocolate Cake are the most popular desserts.  

 

Dietary options: Daily gluten-free offerings with other dietary options available with custom orders.  

 

Most mouthwatering item: Smoked Salmon Omelette with dill cream cheese and sautéed onions and tomatoes.  

 

What is Judy’s (owner’s) favorite pie? Hands down, French Silk. No, wait, Buttermilk. Pumpkin Crunch. It really depends on the day, she loves them all so much! 

 

La Torte Bakery 

Storefront coming soon 

317.755,6029 

 

Featured pie: “Full” Tart (vegetarian). Homemade piecrust, roasted bell peppers, eggplant, sweet potato, zucchini and cherry tomatoes, loaded with ricotta and feta cheeses.  

Price: $35 

 

Ordering: Orders are taken by phone or email with a 72-hour notice 

 

What makes La Torte Bakery special?  

La Torte Bakery combines contemporary flavor and modern-design pastries, applying traditional techniques to all baked goods. Everything is made from scratch using local fresh ingredients. Owner Alexa has lived and traveled abroad, which has allowed the influence of both European and Asian fare to be infused in the La Torte creations.  

 

What is La Torte Bakery famous for? 

Tiramisu and Summer Cake made with fresh fruits and Greek yogurt mousse. 

 

Dietary options: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian. 

 

Most mouthwatering item: Profiterole Tart, made with almond sable, chocolate ganache, vanilla pastry cream, profiteroles with cream cheese filling, toasted hazelnuts and chocolate sauce. 

 

What is owner Alexa’s favorite pie? Portabella mushroom and Parmesan cheese. 

 

LisaPie Shop 

 

5995 S. US Hwy. 31, Atlanta  

Tu, 10am–6 pm 

W–Sa, 8am–6pm  

317.758.6944 

 

Featured pie: Humbleberry pie, which contains apples, blackberries, red raspberries and rhubarb. 

Price: $15 

 

Ordering: Special orders are taken over the phone or in person with a 24-hour notice 

 

What makes Lisa’s Pie Shop special?  

Everything is done by hand, including the hand drawings on the tops of all of their pies. Their 28 years in business is proof of the effort and love put into everything from top to bottom. 

 

What is Lisa’s Pie Shop famous for? 

Plain and simple: Pies  

 

Dietary options: Fruit pies can be made sugar-free.  

 

Most mouthwatering item: Pie-in-a-jar 

 

What is Lisa’s favorite pie? Although Lisa makes the best pies, she doesnt like pie! She relies on input from her faith, friends, family and customers to guide her in the pie making process. 

 

My Sugar Pie 

40 E. Pine St., Zionsville 

Tu–F, 10am–6pm 

Sa, 7am–3pm 

317.733.8717 

 

Featured pie: Peanut Butter Cream 

Price: $28 

 

Featured pie: Pineapple Lattice 

Price: $23 

 

Special feature: Pie Pops 

Price: $2 each 

 

Ordering: Special orders are taken over the phone or in person with a 48-hour notice.  

 

What makes My Sugar Pie special?  

My Sugar Pie has been featured in several national magazines such as PeopleCountry Living and even Oprahs blog all based on the delectable, old-fashioned flavors that delight those who have eaten a piece of their pie. My Sugar Pie ships nationwide and all the pies are from scratch and family recipes.  

 

What is My Sugar Pie famous for? Hoosier Sugar Cream pie 

 

Dietary options: Sugar- and dairy-free fruit pies. 

 

Most mouthwatering item: Pineapple Pie and Peach Blueberry Pie 

 

What is My Sugar Pie’s favorite pie? Peanut Butter Cream or the My Kentucky Pie 

 

Renes Bakery  

 

6524 N. Cornell Ave., Indianapolis 

F–Sa, 7am–5pm 

Su, 8am–noon 

317.251.2253 

 

Featured pie: Apple Frangipan Tart 

Price: 9-inch $32.50; 11-inch $35.50. 

 

Ordering: Special orders are taken over the phone or in person with a 48-hour notice.  

 

What makes Rene’s Bakery special?  

Everything is made from scratch, including a unique variety of European-style breads and pastries, all from a snug, azure-painted bungalow located on a tucked away street in Broad Ripple.  

 

What is Rene’s Bakery famous for? 

Croissants and Chocolate Chewies (cookies); the latter were featured in USA Today and are gluten-free. 

 

Dietary options: They do not have a dedicated, gluten-free kitchen, but offer flourless options such as French macaroons, Chocolate Chewies and bête noir, to name a few. 

 

Most mouthwatering item: Merengue-a-tangue. Call and ask about this creation! 

 

What is the owner’s favorite pie? Blueberry or cherry. His favorite thing in the store are the éclairs.  

 

Suzy’s Teahouse & Bakery 

25 E. Court St., Franklin 

M, 9am–4pm 

Tu–F 9am–5:30pm 

Sa, 9am–4pm 

317.739.0809 

 

Featured pie: Cherry, pumpkin and peach pie bites 

Price: $2.95 each 

Ordering: Special orders are taken over the phone or in person with a 24-hour notice 

 

What makes Suzy’s Teahouse special?  

It’s the only 100% gluten-free bakery in Central Indiana. They take pride in providing a refreshing, comforting and worry-free experience to those with dietary restrictions. The pies, breads, brownies, cakes and cookies are all gluten-free and out-of-this-world.  

 

What is Suzy’s Teahouse famous for? 

All gluten-free items, pies, peanut butter bars, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and cakes and 65 full-leaf teas.  

 

Dietary options: 100% gluten-free 

 

What is Suzy’s favorite pie? Apple 

 

The Cake Bake Shop 

6515 Carrollton Ave., Indianapolis 

M–W, 10am–8pm 

Th–Sa, 10am–10pm 

Su, 10am–6pm  

317.257.2253 (CAKE) 

 

Featured pie: Coconut Cream Pie 

Price: $54 

 

Ordering: Special orders are taken over the phone or email with a 48-hour notice.  

 

What makes the Cake Bake Shop special?  

 

The Cake Bake Shop makes all of its desserts every day from scratch with the best butter, chocolates, fruits, eggs, imported flours, creams and sugars. All of this is experienced in a sweet little cottage in Broad Ripple that has been remodeled into an elegant, sophisticated bakeshop. Its the perfect place to spend the best part of your day. 

 

What is the Cake Bake Shop famous for? 

Owner Gwendolyn Rogers Earls Court Chocolate Cake won best cake at the Cake & Bake Show in London.  

 

Dietary options: Any cake they make can be made gluten-free with a 48-hour notice. All desserts are vegetarian.  

 

Most mouthwatering item: Quiche. People come from all over for it.  

 

What is the Cake Bake Shop’s favorite pie? Gwendolyns favorite pie is pecan. 

 

Union Baking Company 

303 E. Main St., Westfield 

Tu–Sa, 7:30am–4pm 

317.804.8200 

UnionBakingCo.com 

 

Featured pie: Sweet Onion & Fig Tart: Sweet onions with fresh fig, creamy goat cheese and finished with balsamic reduction and fresh thyme in a gluten-free pastry shell. 
Price: $24 

 

Featured pie: Pumpkin Chip Cream Pie: Fresh pumpkin, chocolate chips and cream in a gluten-free graham cracker crust. 

Price: $22 

 

Ordering: Special orders are taken over the phone, by email or in person with a 48-hour notice.  

 

What makes Union Baking Company special?  

They are a bistro-style bakery and café, with a twist. Influences from travels all over the world add a flare on the café’s offerings. From French macarons to rustic Midwest farm-to-table offerings, Union Baking Company’s menu changes daily.  

 

What is Union Baking Company famous for? French macarons, hands down 

 

Dietary options: Daily gluten-free options including gluten-free bread for sandwiches. Vegan and vegetarian pasties are available and any dietary need can be accommodated through a custom order.  

 

Most mouthwatering item: Moroccan Lamb Stew for order or when it’s on special … it’s to die for!

Article from Edible Indy at http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/eat/heavenly-pie-rewards-await-your-guests
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