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Sep 6, 2006 12:21 AM

ISO Great apple pie

Hey fellow 'hounders,
Can anyone recommend a couple of places that have some great apple pie? I want to get one for a friend of mine who has been obsessing over a gread apple pie. Any location would do, and if you happen to know how much would be great. Thanks a lot!

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  1. They used to sell a good one at Balduccis. Sour cream, apple crumb. Haven't tried that in a while,but was a favorite when I was younger. Just trying to stay away from sugar these days.

    1. I thought The Little Pie Shop" was the place to go for apple pie??

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      1. re: yayadave

        it's the "little pie company" and they have locations on 14th st (btwn 9th and 10th ave), hell's kitchen and grand central somewhere. the pie of theirs that's great is a sour cream apple pie, with thin slices of apple, layered with sour cream, with a cinnamon walnut crumble topping. they also have traditional apple pie, but i can't comment on it.

        oh, and perfectly tangy key lime pie.

        1. re: rose water

          Does anyone else dislike Little Pie's crusts? Heavy and tough and too thick for the size of their pies. (I swear I think they do it to reduce the filling to crust ratio.)

          I would love to find a source for some delicious apple pies (though I have found good tarte tatin and apple crumbles). The best I've tried are at some of the farm stands far out on Long Island. The lack of good local pie has driven me to bake my own.

          1. re: Pupster

            Please do recommend a few sources for tarte tatin. Honestly, I think my friend is craving anything involved with apples and pastry.

            1. re: chocokitty

              How about apple strudel at Cafe Sabarsky, in the Neue Galerie? I haven't had it, but I'm told it's great.

            2. re: Pupster

              I wouldn't say I dislike LPC's crusts, but to your point - when I need my sour cream/apple/walnut pie fix, I've found that I much prefer getting two slices from a regular pie rather than a whole small pie because of the better filling-to-crust ratio of the slices.

        2. The ones at Comfort Diner and Big Daddy's Diner look awesome. Both are right around 23rd street.