Walnut, apple, pumpkin, and egg are words best followed by pie, at least at the holiday dinner table.
Holiday pies are a tradition for most families that are often filled with various fillings and crusts to suit the desired taste.
Whether you’re expecting a house full of guests or an intimate gathering with the family, pies can make or break the holiday gathering.
If you’re looking for new cake flavors to add to your family traditions, check out these Jackson-area bakeries.
1. Broad Street Bakery Company and Broad Street Cafe
Broad Street Bakery has been a featured bakery in the Jackson area for over 20 years.
Sol Blumenthal, the grandfather of Broad Street co-founder and executive chef Dan Blumenthal, detailed his artisanal bake-from-scratch recipes that later became a franchise.
The bakery offers different tasty cakes such as crack cakes and pecan cakes.
To receive a full size cake, orders must be placed 24 hours prior to the desired day.
Fan-favorite crack pies are made with oatmeal cookie crust and an irresistibly gooey filling. The crust is crushed oatmeal cookies mixed with butter and brown sugar.
Pecan pie is made from walnuts, with a filling that includes butter, sugar, eggs, and corn syrup.
If you go:
Where: 4465 I 55 N Ste 101 Banner Hall, Jackson
When: From Mondays to Sundays
Weather: 7 am to 3 pm Monday and Sunday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (Thanksgiving hours may vary)
Cost: $26 full size crack pies. $28 full size pecan pie
2. Strawberry coffee
If you’re looking for a great-tasting cake with a dash of creativity, you should try Strawberry Cafe in Madison.
“Strawberry Cafe is one of Madison’s oldest restaurants located in the historic Railroad Depot in the heart of Madison and has built quite a reputation over the years,” its website promotes.
After new owners took over in 2005, part of that reputation is having great desserts, including caramel and chocolate tarts.
Both the caramel and chocolate cakes are made from scratch.
Caramel and chocolate tarts start at $7.49.
If you go:
Where: 107 Depot Drive, Madison
When: from Mondays to Sundays
Weather: Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 8 pm, Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: $7.49 and up.
3. Cousins Cafe
Cousins Cafe has been a prominent Jackson area restaurant for over 50 years.
Primo’s pies are made from scratch and handcrafted into one of the best pies in the metro area, or so they say.
Established in 1929, Angelo “Pop” Cousins opened his first bakery in Jackson and franchised it with locations serving breakfast, lunch, and pastries.
A fan favorite is the handmade pecan pie.
Primos caters festive events, corporate meetings, birthday parties, etc.
Whole Pecan Tarts and Lemon Ice Box start at $17.50 with $6.50 for additional toppings.
If you go:
Where: 515 Lake Harbor Dr, Ridgeland
When: From Monday to Saturday
Weather: 6:30 am to 9 pm (Thanksgiving hours may vary)
Cost: $17.50 for a full size cake
4. Char Restaurant
Char Restaurant is accepting orders for your favorite family-style sides and whole pecan pies to pick up for all your holiday meals and celebrations.
Orders must be placed 24 hours before the desired pickup date.
Although this option is a bit more expensive than some, for $40 you can have a pecan pie at your fingertips.
Pies aren’t just for Thanksgiving. Book before 5 pm on Thursday, December 22 to withdraw before 2 pm on Saturday, December 24.
To order online call 601-956-9562.
If you go:
Where: 4500 I 55 N, Jackson
When: Tuesday through Sunday
Weather: 11 am to 8:30 pm (Thanksgiving hours may vary)
Cost: $40 for pecan pies