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Best Pecan Pie in the Bay Area??

kdormer Nov 21, 2006 10:19 PM

Hi everyone,

Just in time for Thanksgiving I am looking for a great pecan pie to take home with me. Any suggestions?

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    ML8000 Nov 22, 2006 01:04 AM

    You might try Walker's Pie Shop on Solano in Berkeley/Albany.

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    1. re: ML8000
      wally Nov 22, 2006 01:43 AM

      Their crust is definitely not great.

    2. Dominus Nov 22, 2006 02:28 AM

      Beckmann's. The catch is you can get it only at their farmer's market location if they have them there, like in Los Gatos, or at their bakery in Santa Cruz.

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        mare Nov 22, 2006 05:23 AM

        Toot Sweet on Gilman in berkeley (Call to see if they have it tomorrow.) Cash only...

        1. Melanie Wong Nov 22, 2006 06:21 AM

          The pecan pie from Duarte's in Pescadero is my favorite.

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          1. re: Melanie Wong
            Mick Ruthven Nov 22, 2006 12:54 PM

            Where were you when I needed you? I have to buy a pecan pie today but don't think I'll go that far to do it (I was much closer yesterday, on the Peninsula). I'll probably get one from Woodland's Market in Kentfield. I remember really liking it some time ago.

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              Mick Ruthven Nov 22, 2006 06:44 PM

              I got an Upper Crust pecan pie instead, hot out of the oven at their bakery in San Rafael. I'll report after tomorrow.

              1. re: Mick Ruthven
                Mick Ruthven Nov 24, 2006 03:06 PM

                I can heartily recommend the pecan pie from Upper Crust (found in many grocery stores, at least in Marin). Lots of large pecans with a filling that has a deep, rich flavor. Crust was good, but really I didn't notice much about it because the rest was so good and strongly flavored. Interestingly, this morning I had a piece of pecan pie made by a friend using a receipe from Cooks Illustrated and it was at least as good; a bit different but also great.

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