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Mar 21, 2008 09:25 AM

MSP- We need pie!

So we love pie in our house. Where's the best pie around here? We're mostly after fruit pies, but will entertain any desserty pies.

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  1. My favorite whole pies in Minneapolis are those from Turtle Bread Co.

    Turtle Bread Co.
    4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Turtle Bread Co.
    3421 W 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55416

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    1. re: bob s

      Like the raspberry pie from Turtle Bread!

    2. I love the Key Lime Pie at the Birchwood Cafe. Seward Co-op also makes a great key lime pie. I've seen huge slices of pie (apple and banana cream) at Carol's, and I hear that Jerabek's has good pie - but alas, I'm not an expert on pie. I want to be an expert, but there's only so much time (and calories) in a day. My current focus is chocolate.

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      1. re: AnneInMpls

        Oh, yeah - places links!

        Birchwood Cafe
        3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

        Seward Co-op Grocery and Deli
        2823 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

        Carol's Restaurant
        11888 Aberdeen St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55449

        1. re: AnneInMpls

          One more try at getting the link to Jerabek's (it must be feeling hesitant today).

          Jerabek's New Bohemian Coffeehouse & Bakery
          63 Winifred St, W St Paul, MN

      2. I had some really good pecan pie a la mode at the Day By Day Cafe yesterday. My fiancee and I shared it and still didn't finish it. I don't know if they do whole pies though-probably if you called ahead.

        1. Turtle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          1. Byerlies makes a great harrelson apple pie, but better than that is a roadside orchard on Hwy 169, just north of Belle Plain. The apple pie there is even better than Byerlies. Closed for the season I would guess.

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            1. re: stymie

              That was going to be my suggestion, also -- Byerly's / Lund's Haralson apple pie. So far it's the best I've found in the cities. Otherwise:

              Fruit pies - Turtle Bread (especially their blueberry rhubarb)
              Cream pies - Birchwood (banana, coconut, and I think I even had an orange (!?) cream pie a year ago that was amazing)
              French silk pie - Baker's Sqaure, surprisingly, is still my favorite.

              With so many good apple varieties here, I have recently been making apple pies, another thing you might consider. Wedge has had some nice organic granny smiths over the past few weeks. Super easy -- 4-6 apples, ~1 cup sugar, juice of a lemon, ~1 tbsp flour, ~1 tsp salt, cinnamon to taste -- mix it all together, TASTE it and adjust, then throw it in a pre-made pie shell for ~45-55 minutes at 375. Adjust ratios of sugar and cinnamon based on your preference and the types of apples you're using that week. I've found granny smiths to be more tart than haralson.

              1. re: Chris Mitra

                Birchwood does make an outrageous banana cream pie. Somehow it seems
                never to be featured though when I've gone the last bunch of times. They
                did tell me they'd make one for $30. I would say it would be money well
                spent. Just to be clear, I would be spending the money not only because it
                tasted and looked great, but to avoid the big list of chemicals in pies like
                Baker's Square has.