Thanksgiving! Outside the Breadbox Pie

Before I became a health-nut or knew I was celiac, I used to love to eat pastries at breakfast. Turnovers, scones, croissant, danish, doughnuts, you name it, I ate it every day, just about. Since those days have long been replaced with smoothies mostly (and you know I love my smoothies!), I sometimes long for my old ways, even just once in a while.

When Ashley and I went to the local health food store for Thanksgiving supplies, I was stopped, literally, by a table near the doors, featuring these pies. I think I had them once before, maybe from Berry Best Smoothies, but I had totally forgotten about them. They are from a gluten-free bakery in Colorado Springs, called Outside the Breadbox. 
I have become so accustomed to making almost everything myself, that I hesitated to “cheat” and buy a store-bought dessert. Can you believe that? I quickly snapped myself out of it though, and got one of each flavor – cherry, blackberry and apple. I’m so glad I did because, thrill of all thrills, we had pastries for breakfast on Thanksgiving! 
After breakfast we watched the not-so-live Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv. I got a kick out of seeing the James Taylor, The Rockettes, and the Hello Kitty float.
When we started getting hungry again, we made almond stuffed, bacon wrapped dates. If you eat meat, and you’ve never tried these, please do! They are beyond amazing! Simply remove the pits, stuff with whole almonds, wrap with a third slice of bacon, pin with a tooth pick, and bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes.


  1. says

    These pies look good! Matt spotted a pie at a Wild Oats in Boulder (a location still called Wild Oats) from Fabes that is gluten free and egg free. Have you ever tried them? I think it was a pumpkin pie. We didn’t get it though.

  2. says

    Oh man I go there almost every week and I haven’t seen that one! The one across from the library? I don’t think I’ve even heard of Fabes. Whoever tries it first has to let the other know how it is :-)

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