Pie is a classic dessert of the holiday season, there’s no doubt about that – pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, you get the drift. But maybe you’re not in the mood to eat a whole pie or maybe you just want something pie-adjacent. Well we know the feeling, and we’re here to help. St. Augustine is home to a lot of talented dessert chefs, and these chefs have created everything from ice cream to waffles with all the best parts of pie and none of the hassle. So satisfy your cravings for blueberry cobbler, oatmeal creme, key lime, and more with these creative dessert dishes.
Creme de la Cocoa
From the resident St. Augustine dessert experts comes a rich, handheld twist on a fall favorite. This rich, gooey pecan pie is served on a shortbread crust and topped with a vanilla bean mousse.
Cousteau’s Waffle & Milkshake Bar
Topped with hot, fresh cinnamon apples, vanilla ice cream, a caramel drizzle, and bourbon whipped cream, these to-die-for Belgian waffles are what apple pie dreams are made of, trust us.
KEY LIME PIE CUPCAKE
While maybe not a strictly seasonal pie, key lime is a love of nearly every Floridian. And this cupcake has all its best components – tangy key lime cake, doused in key lime glaze, topped with key lime cream cheese frosting, lime zest, and graham cracker crumbs.
PEAR PIE POPSICLE
A classic fall and winter fruit perfectly transformed into a popsicle. In typical Hyppo fashion, the Pear Pie Popsicle perfectly embodies its namesake – tartness of pear with the cinnamon sweetness of pie.
OATMEAL CREME PIE
Though not traditionally a pie (hey, it’s still in the name), this classicly nostalgic dessert is a delightful treat in a season in which we’re certainly feeling nostalgic. Two slices of delicious oatmeal cake with sweet creme sandwiched inside.
Typically a summer pie, we’re willing to insist that a blueberry cobbler can be enjoyed even during the chilliest pie season. And since this is Florida, you’ll probably be safe to enjoy it in ice cream sandwich form.
We figured there was no better way to end a pie list than with an honest-to-goodness pie, in case you’re still craving pumpkin this holiday season (and you’re feeling deceived about this pie list). Enjoy layers of traditional pumpkin pie and a pumpkin supreme filling inside a flaky pastry crust and topped with a border of real whipped cream, sprinkled with toasted pecans, and drizzled with caramel.
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