The best pecan pies you’ve ever tasted come from this restaurant’s pastry kitchen – and now you can take one home for Thanksgiving

The best…

Maybe it’s the chill and the falling leaves, but I don’t want to take home a slice of pie; I want an entire pie. Pecan pie is a the way to go for Thanksgiving, but traditional southern pecan pies tend to be way too sweet.

The ones the pastry chefs make at sister restaurants Haywire and The Ranch at Las Colinas are perfect. Their nine-inch beauties combine the swagger of butter, vanilla and pecans with the deliciousness of a fresh cinnamon roll. Then they add Balcones Texas Whiskey caramel sauce.

If you’re not usually a fan of pecan pie — their cloying sweetness can feel like a force-feeding of Karo syrup — these six-pound, cinnamon swirl-crust numbers are magic.

From Nov. 1 through Dec. 22, The Ranch and Haywire restaurants are baking enough of their Route 66 pecan pies for you to take home or on the road.

The $55 pies can serve 10 people (or four, if you come to my house). The restaurants also make other sweets like this triple chocolate cake (spiked with a little ancho chile heat), but trust me: you want the pecan pie.

Order links:
Haywire Plano

Haywire Uptown

The Ranch at Las Colinas

Haywire Uptown (1920 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas, TX), Haywire Plano (5901 Winthrop St., Plano, TX), The Ranch (857 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX).