At the front of this quaint café is a dessert bar filled with all kinds of sweets, including My Daddy’s Favorite Pie. It is apples sautéed in bourbon with brown-sugar cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with almonds, touched with a vanilla glaze and caramel cream. A slice is $4.25.
Details: Heritage Court, 207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert.
Croshaw’s Gourmet Pies
Pie maker Frank Uhrhan starts his day at 5 a.m., making fruit filling for pies and buttery crusts. He opened his shop last September and sells 36 kinds of pies, from fruit and cream to potpies and quiches. A fruit pie starts at $9.49, cream pies at $10.49. Customers can get a slice of pie ($2.50) or take one whole one home.
Details: 6731 E. Brown Road, Mesa. 480-832-7437 (PIES).
Here you can get a slice of a rich, Georgia pecan pie ($5.99). It’s served with a warm vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
Details: 1011 N. Dobson Road, Mesa. 480-615-1444. Other locations at famousdaves.com.
Rumbi Island Grill
If you stopped in for lunch for a Luau Pork Bowl ($7.19 for half size, $8.19 for whole size), then you might as well stay for dessert. The key-lime pie is made with Florida key limes in a graham-cracker crust. A slice is $3.99.
Details: Dana Park Village Square, 1902 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa. 480-539-5593, other locations at rumbi.com.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
At this fine-dining restaurant, try two decadent pies. The walnut turtle pie is made with homemade caramel, walnuts and chocolate in a chocolate pie crust. Looking for something fruity? The frozen lemon-gingersnap pie is made with a vanilla-ginger custard topped with a raspberry-lemon foam sauce.
Details: 905 N. 54th St., Chandler. 480-940-1900, other locations at flemingssteakhouse.com.