Poetry would be entirely composed of haikus and sonnets dedicated to pie if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Say what meter and rhythm cannot with today's Groupon: for $8, you get one 9-inch pie (up to a $18.99 value) at Swirl Bakery in Flower Mound.
Raising the bar on custom-baked sweets, Swirl Bakery melds real butter with from-scratch recipes that sugar lips, palates, and plates in its pastel-bathed café space. Since opening in 2002, the family-owned Swirl Bakery has filled flaky piecrusts with fresh fruit and creamy custards every day in its on-site kitchen. Sating up to six guests at once, 9-inch pies come in iced-box or oven-baked formats. The chillier disks are crafted in oceanic waves of the bright flavors, such as key lime, coconut, strawberry, banana, chocolate, or french silk, and come crowned with real whipped cream. Swirl's measurably apt pastry chefs further complicate pie-purchasing decisions with gooey oven-baked pie varietals, including pecan, chocolate meringue, apple, apple praline, and cherry. Classic buttermilk, Toll House, and pumpkin varieties round out the list—and though they're often served with traditional holiday meals and autumn wicker-man conflagrations, these pies can be enjoyed year-round.
Order one of Swirl Bakery's signature pies to go or gather a group of friends at the bakery and talk about hard days at the office spent panning for gold bouillon. The dining space evokes candy-coated candy lands thanks to the accents of pink wall murals, minty-green-backed wall booths, and tables clad in cheery white cloths.
At Swirl Bakery, when you take a bite from a gooey ham and cheese sandwich or ice box pie, the familiar, down-home feeling might tempt you to look into the kitchen expecting to see one of your grandmothers. That’s actually not so far off the mark: the owners of the café and bakery designed their menus with their own grandmothers’ home cooking in mind. In some cases, the recipes they use for family favorites even come from ingredient lists kept so secret over the years, they had to be replicated through trial and error and one very expensive genie wish.
The team creates everything from hearty breakfast dishes to comfort food dinners, specializing in classics such as house-roasted turkey with cranberry-pineapple relish, and pan-fried chicken served with biscuits and honey butter. For dessert, they serve cupcakes, slices of pie, and iced cookies available in seasonal flavors that play up the weather like a meteorologist hoping to get a job in an action movie.
3634 Long Prairie Rd.
Flower Mound, Texas 75022Get Directions