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Best Apple Pie

What I'm looking for, and need advice on, is the BEST Apple Pie in LA. Looking around the boards I've read "Al Gelato," "Ford's Filling Station" (OC), and "Apple Pan."

While I haven't been to the first two, I will say that as far as "Apple Pan" apple pie goes, that was (for me at least) a major dissapointment. I went with my friends, we bought a whole pie. On the way home the smell was intoxicating, and we couldn't wait to cut into it. So we get home, grab a knife, and pierce the crust...and...nothing. It was all air with a mushy apple bottom. Talk about dissapointing. On a side not, the banana cream pie there was 10x a better experience.

But besides the aforementioned places, any others to add to the list? Or maybe you could fill me in on what makes "Al Gelato" or "Ford's" version of the apple pie so great.

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  1. I very much find Apple Pan's apple pie to be sup par.

    Frankly, if you search Apple Pie on the board's search finction, You'll find Pie N Burger mentioned a lot, and a few others.

    Me, I have yet to find the perfect Dutch apple pie. The closest I came so far, believe it or not, was at Mel's Diner on Hollywood. sadly, it seems they have switched recipies or suppliers.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        A wholehearted second on Pie N Burger from me.

      2. I miss the heavy-on-the-cinnamon apple pie with sugary crust that they used to sell at Ralphs.

        Try Thea's Pies in the Fairfax Farmers Market.

        1. I'm a big fan of Al Gelato in general, but their apple pie is just big, not good. And the caramel sauce is awful.

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          1. re: jcwla

            I disagree. I really like Al Gelato's apple pie, and the caramel sauce is so good. Especially good with vanilla ice cream. We usually take it home and heat it up and its big enough for 4 servings.

          2. Susina Bakery in the WeHo - Roberston area or Clementine in Century City.