KATY MAGAZINE l DECEMBER 2019
By Jennifer Miko
Stop searching for a dessert recipe to complete your holiday meal! Local bakeries, restaurants and grocery stores save you time by offering your favorite pie or cake. See our list of tempting desserts to slice and serve at your next special occasion.
Ooh La La
23920 Westheimer Parkway, Katy
For the grand finale of your holiday meal, serve your guests a delicious cake or pie from Ooh La La Bakery in Katy. Their sweet selection features traditional apple and pecan pies, a refreshing Key Lime pie and a rich Oreo Cookie pie.
Ooh La La’s cake menu provides an endless combination of flavor pairings. Choose from fruit puree or mousse fillings, dulce de leche, Oreo, Bavarian cream and many more. Then read through the list of 14 different icings in cream cheese or buttercream varieties. Cakes range from round 6”, serving 4-6 to 16” serving 60-70 or ½ and ¼ sheet cakes.
3522 South Mason Road, Katy
Stop in to locally-owned and operated Proud Pie to work your way through their decadent menu slice by slice or purchase their sampler pie with six unique pieces for about $28. If you have a favorite, call ahead for availability, because their pies are made fresh.
Some of their artisan pies include the Big Texas Muddy Bottom Pecan, Zach’s Bananas Foster and the Wonkaberry Buttercrust. See for yourself why the bakers at Proud Pie call themselves “innovators and not imitators.”
23322 Mercantile Parkway, Katy
Indulge your taste buds with a delicious dessert from La Madeleine this holiday season. The café features individual treats like crème brulee and strawberry Napolean, fruity parfaits and flavorful tarts.
La Madeleine offers full desserts to take-away - Coconut Cream Cake, Pecan Tarts and
Sacher Torte, a rich chocolate cake filled with homemade raspberry preserves, iced in chocolate mousse, topped with chocolate ganache.
Contact the restaurant and ask about their featured seasonal cake flavor.
The Great Texas Pecan Candy Co.
870 South Mason Road, Katy
Stop into The Great Texas Pecan Candy Co. on Mason Road for a delicious selection of treats and desserts. Their Pecan and Chocolate Pecan pies serve 6-8 people. But they say their most requested pie is the Key Lime, featuring a pecan graham cracker crust, with tangy Key Lime filling topped with whipped cream. Order your pies online 48 hours prior to pick-up.
Their packaged goodies make perfect gifts, too, if you can get them home without eating them in the car! Some of their special items include Pecan Beer Nuts, Rocks and Brittle and Texas-sized dipped marshmallows and dipped Oreos.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
2717 Commercial Center Boulevard
When the Nothing Bundt Cake box appears in the kitchen, you can’t help but get excited, wondering which of your favorites will be inside. Will it be the tangy Lemon, classic Carrot or rich Red Velvet? And that's not even the whole list...
Visit the Nothing Bundt Cakes website to see their seasonal bundt cake offerings featuring whimsical decorations. They make a delicious gift, or the perfecting ending to your holiday meal.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
18151 Katy Freeway, Houston
Place your order online for a fresh baked pie from Cracker Barrel, or stop in for a slice to help determine your favorite. To make your holiday a little sweeter, impress your guests with a homemade pie (just hide the box).
Choose from Pecan, Chocolate Pecan, Apple Pecan Streusel and All-American Apple (with no added sugar). Call the restaurant or visit their website here.
3030 Falcon Landing Boulevard, Katy
Across the street from Rylander Elementary in Katy, sits Kingdom Bakery. This small family-owned bakery features desserts to complete your holiday menu. Choose from their delicious selection of cakes like Red Velvet, Amaretto, Caramel Honey, and Chocolate Mousse.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, Kingdom Bakery’s menu also offers patrons sweet and savory kolaches, crepes, sandwiches and more.
House of Pies
6142 Westheimer Road, Houston
Imagine a home filled with delicious desserts baked fresh with your favorite ingredients. Perhaps you're picturing House of Pies. Although they don’t have a location in Katy, the nearest Houston location is worth the trip for the sweet reward - specialty pies such as Buttermilk, Sweet Potato and Lemon Icebox.
Their website reminds customers that they cannot accommodate call-ahead pie or cake orders the week Christmas, unless the order is for more than 20 whole pies and cakes.
House of Pies says they will be working 24 hours a day to make sure their desserts are available for their customers to enjoy this holiday season.
25600 Westheimer Parkway, Katy
Stop by the Patisserie in Harvest Market and inhale the sweet aromas of their fresh-baked goods. The dessert case displays cakes, pies, tarts, macarons, cookies and cupcakes that are made in-house daily using the freshest and finest ingredients.
Contact Harvest Market for featured flavors and cake types, and to place your order before the holiday rush! Your guests will be grateful when they indulge their taste buds and enjoy the rich flavors of the bakery's layer cakes.
Whole Foods Market
6601 South Fry Road, Katy
Visit the Whole Foods bakery for a delicious assortment of treats and stock up on fresh-baked pies for your holiday dessert. Each of their pecan, cherry and chocolate pecan pie varieties serves six people. They also feature a Vegan Cherry Pie.
To complement the pies at the dessert table, add Whole Foods' Berry Chantilly Cake (serves 10) made of delicate layers of vanilla cake topped fresh berries and creamy almond mascarpone frosting. If you can sacrifice 830 calories per slice, order the Chocolate Eruption - three layers of chocolate cake filled with rich chocolate mousse, topped with silky Swiss buttercream and chocolate ganache.
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