Fall isn’t just the most colorful season, but also the most flavorful: Cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, and pumpkin are infused in every candle, drink, and dessert. While plenty of bakeries have put their own twist on seasonal treats – think whoopie pies, crumbles, and even pop tarts – there’s something special about your fork piercing through a buttery pie crust to scoop up the perfect bite of spiced filling. Whether you like it hot or cold, with whipped topping or ice cream, a slice of pie is an undeniably classic fall rite of passage – and here are just a handful of the Rhode Island patisseries baking up tradition.
A&J has found a way to make pies thm allergen-friendly, with frozen pumpkin and even fresh-baked vegan apple offerings, so allergy sufferers no longer need to skip dessert. Cranston
Isn’t everything mini automatically adorable? That’s the thought behind this EG bakery’s three-inch pies boasting big flavor like fresh berry streusel, pecan, and pumpkin. Of course, you can still order their sizable siblings, even a salted caramel apple pecan cheesecake pie. East Greenwich
This Providence bakery is best known for its evening menu pairing cocktails with desserts (aptly modeled after the Seven Deadly Sins), and this Thanksgiving, they’re going all out with five varieties of pie, including cherry, pumpkin, bourbon pecan, chocolate cream, and apple topped with cinnamon crumble. Providence
Barrington’s favorite European bakeshop churns out plenty of pies for the season, including apple pie and pumpkin, plus little versions bursting with apples, cranberries, and walnuts. Barrington
Besides their famous breads, around the holidays find from-scratch pumpkin sweet potato pie (complete with pecan-ginger butter crust), pecan bourbon pie, and rustic apple. Jamestown
The famous dairy farm and bakery combo is a destination for dessert, especially their fresh fruit, custard, and seasonal pies, which include pumpkin, apple, and apple cream. North Smithfield