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Great Pies in Westchester

JSexton Aug 16, 2006 04:28 PM

I've noticed a lot of crappy 'home-made' pies around--gritty shortening crust (or EZ crumble top crust), commercial pie filling, non seasonal fruit. Is there anyone around (and I'm willing to travel) who does a really great, really home-made pie? I'm thinking fresh seasonal fruit, actual rolled pastry (looks aren't important), bright and interesting flavors? Let me know if you can think of anyone--

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    hauswriter RE: JSexton Aug 16, 2006 05:49 PM

    Ah.. forget chocolate...I'd walk a mile for a pie.
    LOTS of bad pie "baked on the premises" flim-flam...even Sailnger's, the Brewster orchard: pre-made crust and filling.
    Grandma's?? real fruit but was frozen..mostly bogus, unless you're talking non-fruit (ie cream pie, etc.)
    Gallagher's in scarsdale famous for pies, connie's in Mt. Kisco makes a good one. Look at bakeries, not restos.

    1. Cheese Boy RE: JSexton Aug 16, 2006 06:00 PM

      Grandma's Country Pie Restaurant
      Address: Route 202
      City: Peekskill
      Phone: 914-739-7770

      Boston Creme, Banana Creme, etc. are best.

      Try any of the Farmer's Markets or Orchards in the county. I will also agree with the PP
      about trying reputable bakeries. There has to be some good ones around.
      Balducci's in Scarsdale/Eastchester perhaps if the wallet allows?

      Link, Farmers Markets: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...
      This previous post might be a good lead. Give it a try.

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        marieber RE: Cheese Boy Aug 21, 2006 08:00 PM

        I find Grandma's highly overrated. And really not good at all -- not nearly like MY grandma's. Lousy apple pie. I'll give the cream pies a try.

        I agree about farmer's markets though.

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        MRS RE: JSexton Aug 17, 2006 05:36 PM

        It's Galloway's in Eastchester/ Scarsdale- just off Harney Road ext. of Brx River Pkway.
        Only open on the weekends, but well worth it.

        Try Lulu's on Garth Road, too.

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          Cheese Boy RE: MRS Aug 17, 2006 06:34 PM

          Another neat little tidbit of information:

          Food: http://www.bestofwestchester.com/winn...
          Have a look.

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            chocolate chick RE: Cheese Boy Aug 17, 2006 07:52 PM

            Unfortunately, the best of Westchester issue is completely biased and I believe unreliable. The Chocolate Chalet? Have you tried their stuff? Hardly the best of anything. Some of it is accurate, though. Patisserie Lulu and La Tulipe are tops all the way!

            But back to the question at hand. I think farmer's markets are the way to go for fresh fruit pies.

        2. MisterBill2 RE: JSexton Aug 22, 2006 06:43 AM

          Grandma's Mud Pie is pretty good. And I like their Dutch and French Apple Pies, but I agree that the fruit is not fresh.

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