One of the best parts of finding new desserts is when you find one off the beaten path and it’s AMAZING. A friend of mine told me about her friend that moved from NYC to Columbus, Ohio and makes pies out of her home. I knew I had to order from her when I headed home for the holidays. Dough Mama is a small business (as in one amazing baker, Perrie Wilkof) run out of her apartment in Clintonville. I asked her to make me two of her favorite and most popular pies: Maple Bourbon Pecan (pictured above) and Ginger Pear (below). Two very different pies, both delicious! The Maple Bourbon Pecan had a surprise chocolate layer in it as you got to the egde of the crust. I don’t know how you decide to add chocolate to a pecan pie but it’s a GREAT choice. My husband is a pecan pie fanatic and he raved about Dough Mama’s. I believe that says it all, especially coming from a southern boy. The Ginger Pear was more my speed (I love berry pies). I warmed my piece before biting in. The pears were perfectly cooked, soft and spiced. The ginger wasn’t overwhelming and the CRUMBLE was thick and crunchy. Who doesn’t love a crumble topping???!!! Columbus is lucky to have such a pie baker in town and I highly recommend you order from this small in-house bakery. When pies are made solely by one person with love and care, you can always taste it…and I sure did.