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Aug 18, 2007 05:02 PM

Where can I find real home-made-style pie in Montreal?

I love Montreal, but hailing from Halifax and then spending 10 years in Ontario, I think I've become so accustomed to some kinds of desserts (especially pie) that Montreal's glazed, sugared and super fancy fair leaves me somewhat wistfully yearning for a great slab of home made cherry pie. Or blueberry..or even apple. I just can't find it anywhere in Montreal. Help me someone.

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    1. re: C70

      Oh, no. Rockaberry is pretty bad, and nothing like homemade. They're more llke oversized supermarket pies and they're not much better. You might as well get a pie from Loblaws, but really you shouldn't.

      1. re: SnackHappy

        What IYO is wrong with their pies(not that I neccessary disagree with you)? I usually order their apple crumble pie & it's very good(their apple & apple crumble pies are by far, their most popular pie), but I haven't eaten there much in a long time. I'm guessing you're mostly focusing on their cream pies(the bad pies). They use the fake stuff(the cream & no real lemons etc.)?

        1. re: BLM

          I really don't like the pie crust at Rockaberry. It's too fatty and the texture is too crumbly. I just find the pies really heavy. The only time I've ever enjoyed one of their pies was when I was either drunk or high. I've never had good sober Rockaberry experience.

        2. re: SnackHappy

          I like them! The strawberry/peach crumble is fantastic.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            I have to agree. I absolutely hate Rockaberry, but that's probably because I usually make my own pies from scratch (yes, even the crust!). Their cheesecakes are ick, and their pies... the less said the better.

        3. There is a new place on St.Jacques, next to Via Route (strange industrial road) that is called Bonatarte (sp?). Anyway, I know nothing of it, but I am assuming pie must be on the menu. Hailing from Ontario but originally from the Gaspé, I hear your pie lament, but haven't seen any traditional pies in my 5 years in this city.

          1. I don't mind the strawberry-rhubarb pie at Au Pain Doree. The crust isn't stellar but it'll do if I'm really craving pie.

            1. Honestly, I haven't found anything I'd call fit to eat when it comes to pies in Montreal. I'm a big fan of making my own pies. I know it's a fair bit of work, but it's really not that hard to make crust from scratch and fill with berries, and the lack of offerings hereabouts makes it a necessity in my eyes.

              1. When it's in season, pumpkin pie at Au Pain Dore....mmmmm
                Also their lemon pie whenever they have it