Top 5 Restaurant Pecan Pies to Try in Houston

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Photo courtesy of Gabby's BBQ.
Simple but priceless pecan pie
Pie is good. Pecans are good. When these forces combine, you have a pie that's all American. (Forgot apple -- the British invented that -- and pecans, didn't ya know, are the only nut native to the United States?). So on July 12, wave your flag and eat some pecan pie. Here are five restaurant varieties to try on National Pecan Pie Day:

5. Raw Vegan Pecan Pie (Pat Greer's Vegan Kitchen). Don't judge a dessert by its title or its unconventional presentation (i.e., lack of circumference crust). Pat Greer's vegan pecan pie is good. Not "good for a vegan pie," just good. "Rawsome," in fact.

4. Cinnamon Pecan Pie (Dacapo's Pastry Cafe). Jerry Seinfeld said it best: "Cinnamon. It should be on tables in restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime someone says, 'Ooh, this is so good -- what's in this?' the answer invariably comes back, "cinnamon." Cinnamon. Again and again." One slice of DaCapo's pie and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

3. Texas Pecan Pie (Gabby's BBQ). No tricks, no gimmicks, just a flaky butter crust, rich pecan "jam," a top layer of sugared nuts and a dollop of whipped cream. Eat a piece now and order and freeze a whole pie for Thanksgiving.

2. Mini Pecan Pie (Mighty Sweet Mini Pies). If your pie priorities are crust, first, pecans, second, then you gotta go for the miniature pecan pies at Mighty Sweet Mini Pies. The crust-to-filling ratio is in your favor, plus their smaller size makes it more justifiable to eat the whole thing in one sitting.

1. Texas Pecan Fudge Pie (House of Pies). The regular pecan pie at House of Pies is very good, but with the infusion of rich, cement-thick chocolate fudge, it transforms into the absolutely Transcendent Texas Pecan Fudge Pie. (Caps are necessary for emphasis.) The owners' claim that they use only "large" pecan halves in the construction of this pie is patently true; so much so, in fact, that I suspect they've cultivated an orchard of super-sized-pecan trees.

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Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah topcommenter

Gotta include Baker's Ribs fried pecan pie in here... Made fresh daily!

unclelijah
unclelijah

yankee

no need for whipped cream on pecan pie

no need for fudge

mini? why?

there should be crust

cinnamon might be good--i would try that

goode company pecan pie tastes like grandma's--and that s how pecan pie is supposed to taste

yankee

winston18
winston18

I always love a good pecan pie.  If it had a covered the entire state, I would add Millican's Famous Texas Pecan Pie to the list!  Check it out at www.PecanCompany.com

Goode Company BBQ
Goode Company BBQ

We agree! Our Pecan Pies are made fresh daily with farm fresh eggs and all natural Texas pecans. We're offering 10% off all online pie orders this Friday only for National Pecan Pie Day. Use code PECANDAY2013 at checkout on www.goodecompany.com.

Justin Frazier
Justin Frazier

Um... Goode Co. should hold number 1 AND 2 on this list. They even make it in a Texas shape. As a Texan and native Houstonian I've eaten a TON of pecan pie in my time and, trust me, your gramma couldn't make better.

Jan Tolentino
Jan Tolentino

I am completely shocked that Goode Company isn't on this list.

jeeterbug
jeeterbug

yep, i'm shocked by the goode company snub as well!

David
David

Can't believe Good Company isn't on here. Easily the best pecan pie in Houston

Jason McDaniel
Jason McDaniel

Or you could go to Revival Market and have pie made in house without all the cancer causing garbage... #paythefarmerorpaythedoctor

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

To avoid looking old fashioned the title should be "Top 5 Restaurant Pecan Pies To Try In Houston Before You Die".

jsoleary
jsoleary

@Justin Frazier In what I'm sure will be an unsuccessful attempt to halt these unnecessary pecan pie histrionics, I would like to state that this list was intended to comprise types of pecan pies that I speculated many Houstonians haven't already tried. Goode's pecan pie is very popular (not surprising considering it is very goode (har); therefore, its place on this list wouldn't make sense.

feliformous
feliformous

@jsoleary I see now! Personally, I don't believe there are such things as unnecessary pecan pie histrionics ;) It does seem as though many readers believe that Goode Co. should be number 1 in the Top 5 Restaurant Pecan Pies To Try In Houston. Maybe Top 5 Types Of Pecan Pie To Try In Houston could have facilitated better here.

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