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Piecemeal Pies Offers Tasty Pies and Sides for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Oct 18, 2018 03:45PM ● By Linda Ditch
Step inside Piecemeal Pies on South Main Street in White River Junction and you will find a bit of Britain in the Upper Valley. The meat pies are so gorgeous they’ll make a “Great British Baking Show” contestant jealous. And the food is so tasty, the bakery is winning farm-to-table dining awards.

Now, here’s the exciting part. You can order some of this deliciousness for your Thanksgiving table!

The shop specializes in savory meat pies, but also offers great veggie and sweet pies, too. Besides being a bakery, it is also a hard cider bar, featuring local brews.

In fact, local is key to chef and owner Justin Barrett. He works with area farmers to get the best fruits, vegetables, and meats available. He wrote on the shop’s website, “We believe that starting with exceptional ingredients grown and raised by people we know, and committing to quality all along the way makes for the tastiest pies. We want to make food that’s delicious for the community we love. And we want to offer the best cider around.”

Chef Barrett worked at April Bloomfield’s Michelin-rated The Spotted Pig restaurant in New York City and designed and built the Lower East Side’s The Fat Radish. He also spent a year in Maine designing and opening Saltwater Farm at Union Hall as head chef. 

For Thanksgiving, you need to make your order ASAP since Chef Barrett is only making 100 pies this year. The flavors are triple apple, apple cranberry crumble, mixed berry, Blue Hubbard pumpkin, honey key lime, and chocolate bourbon pecan. The pre-order deadline is Wednesday, November 14, and orders can be picked up on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Oh, and don’t forget those Thanksgiving side dishes! Yep, Piecemeal Pies will make those for your dinner table, too. Chef Barrett is offering rutabaga potato mash, cumin-roasted carrots, beetroot, and Swiss chard crumble, roasted acorn squash, and bacon Brussel sprouts. The ordering dates are the same as for the pies.

What about Christmas? Chef Barrett will be making Tourtiere, the classic French-Canadian meat pie. He said in his email, “Ours features veal, rabbit, and braised pork with traditional spices of ginger, allspice, mace, cloves, and white pepper.” 

You can check out all the details of the holiday offerings, as well as the other tasty foods at Piecemeal Pies, on their website, www.piecemealpies.com. To order for the holidays, just stop by the bakery or email eat@piecemealvt.com to reserve your selections.

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