National Pie Day: A day to indulge in pie at these local restaurants

11:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 Food
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Bourbon pecan chocolate chip pie at In The Kitchen gourmet cooking store in Tequesta.

We’ve got pie on the brain today since it’s National Pie Day. Our thought bubble says “banana cream” or “Dutch apple” right now.

We all deserve a sweet slice. So, go forth and eat pie today.

Here are some exceptional local options: 

Southern Pecan Pie at The Upper Crust 

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Pie temptation: Southern pecan pie, fresh from the oven at the The Upper Crust in Lake Worth. 

This Lake Worth shop is pie heaven. If you can read through the menu without ordering every pie, you are a monument to will power. 

The Upper Crust bakery: 2015 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; 561-586-5456 

Peanut Butter Pie at the Living Room 

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Peanut Butter Pie is a luscious dessert choice at The Living Room in Boynton Beach.

This ice box pie is Living Room owner Lisa Mercado’s gift to peanut butter lovers. For the decadent finish, she tops it with chocolate ganache. 

The Living Room: 1709 North Congress Ave., Boynton Beach; 561-742-4399 

Key Lime Pie at Madisons

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Special, nutty crust: key lime pie at Madisons. 

This rendition of South Florida’s favorite pie starts with a delicious crust that’s made of homemade graham crackers and crushed caramelized pecans. To that, all kinds of tangy key lime decadence is added. 

Madisons New York Grill & Bar: 2006 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton; 561-994-0808 

Fresh fruit pie (okay, tart) at Sant Ambroeus 

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Fresh fruit tart strikes a pose at Sant Ambroeus, Palm Beach. 

Technically, this is a tart that’s piled high with fresh fruit. But there’s an almond-based crust involved, a gorgeous one, and a cream filling. Today, it’s a pie. It’s one of the fresh confections you’ll find at the chic pastry bar at this Palm Beach hotspot. 

Sant Ambroeus restaurant and bar: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 561-285-7990 

Warm Chocolate Whoopie Pie at HMF Bar at The Breakers 

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HMF's Whoopie 'Pie.' 

In reality, this warm “pie” is made of chocolate cake that’s layered with Chantilly cream and topped with hot fudge. But blurred dessert lines do not bother us. A pie and a cake in one dish? We’ll take it. 

HMF at The Breakers: 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-655-6611; HMFPalmBeach.com