blueberry pie in maine
- sb Jul 6, 2001 02:39 PM
any good bets on blueberry pie in maine, esp southern maine...y'a know that great leftback roadside place (diner or whatever) to stop in for the best slice of pie..one of you must know of such a place...
Timing is everything. If you demand a pie of fresh blueberries, shoot for August.
Down East Maine (especially Washington County), the costal area between Bar Harbor and Canada, claims to the blueberry capital of Maine. There's a blueberry festival, mid August, in Machias.
But to answer your question, I'd recommend the blueberry pie at the Crossroads Restaurant, Coastal Route 1, Pembroke, ME
The Brown Bag in Rockland makes a great one, but if you want to buy a whole pie to devour or to take home, look for Amy's Pies in the Cushing area. Many of the small local stores carry her things and all are delicious
Since southern Maine is what you asked for, try Kristina's Bakery right off Route 1 in Bath. Her place practically sits on the overpass. I've not eaten in the restaurant but always stop by before a run to friends in Boothbay. I've bought everything from bread to pastries to pies and not been disappointed in any of them. It's not cheap, but the quality is there.
Is that true all over the state? Strawberry season just ended up here! I was out in a very overgrown part of our property today where there is what's left of the foundation of an old farmhouse. Something red caught my eye, and damned if it wasn't a ripe raspberry, just one. I ate it. pat