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best blueberry pie in Maine??

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this should be peak season.

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  1. Not till August for Maine, right now you're seeing NJ blueberries.

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    1. re: treb

      Here in Jersey, the stores are still only selling North Carolina berries. Too cool and wet this spring to get the berries going. Maybe in another week or so we'll get the good ones!

    2. The past few summers we've been spending a few weeks in ME and doing a tastetest of bliueberry pie, and seriously, I know the chowhounders will mock me, but the absolute best we found was at the:
      Dunstan School Restaurant RR 1 Scarborough, ME 04074

      they have a buffet daily but if you don't want to partake they will sell you a whole pie. You have to call ahead though and tell them you want to order a pie to go.

      1. The best blueberry pie in Maine has got to be made by "The Pie Lady" on Mt. Desert Island. On the left as you're travelling on the main drag going in to Bar Harbor. She and her husband make glorious pies in their home kitchen and they sell out quickly each morning. The apple pie was to die for, too. We were there last summer during blueberry season. You might have to wait a few weeks for peak fruit, as the blueberries aren't quite ready yet.

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        1. re: Bivalve88

          Yeh, yaknow, I think you're right. Rt 3 in Salisbury cove. About a 1/4 mi after King's Creek, towards, BH on yur left. Also on Rt. 1 on the rt leaving Bucksport, just after EBS.

          1. re: Bivalve88

            I disagree. I had high hopes for the pie lady and was disappointed. She was below average in filling and crust. I take my quest for the best blueberry pie quite seriously. I tasted Helen's in Machias - I've tasted Moody's- I've had pie just about every place on Mount Desert Island. The best I've found by far is the Cottage Street Bakery. Pie LAdy in Salisbujrry Cove, pie lady just outside of Bar Harbor toward Eagle lake, pie lady off Seal Cove Road, Quietside Cafe special order pies, Somesville Church pie ladies - all of them were mild to MAJOR disappointments. Cottage Street Bakery has been consistently good for the last 5 years. Excellent filling - nearly perfect crust top and bottom. I did hear that a famous pie making lady is opening a little pie and bakery shop on Main Street in Bar Harbor on Saturday August 16th. She claims her family used to own a restaurant where people lined up for the pies when they were brought out of the oven. Supposedly Rockefeller was a big customer. Holly Hobby Bakery or somnething like that. We'll see if the reality lives up to the legend in 2 days. I'm a tough customer. You really need to bring an "A" game on crust and filling to get my nod.

            1. re: maxcaffein

              Green Hollow Orchards makes an incredible pie with a killer crust. It's located in Whitefield in the middle of nowhere, but you can find them at Boothbay Farmers mkt from June-Sept. Go early--they sell out!

              1. re: blueberrypete

                I'm not sure if it's still the same bakery (I was half asleep when I got in line), but I steered for the one with the longest line. I wound up getting donuts (not so good, kind of bready), cinnamon buns (really outstanding, I think they used brioche dough), raspberry pie (very tart, but perfectly balanced with vanilla ice cream, crust crunchy but tender), and blueberry pie (nicely balanced, held together better than the raspberry). All in all, some of the best fruit pies I've had. People cut the line like mad, though.

            2. re: Bivalve88

              I though the Pie Lady on the road to Bar Harbor was decent as well. We picked up one up on way home from Bar Harbor and I had to smell warm pie alllll the way home!! I would love to try the one that is supposed to open in Bar Harbor. I love blueberry pie and I only will eat Maine wild blueberries. Those things you get in grocery stores or even at local farm stands do not hold a candle to the Maine ones.

              1. re: Bivalve88

                Okay, I was lucky enough last Friday (August 15) to get a blueberry pie from the new "Hobby Holly" Bakery on Main Street in Bar Harbor (see my previous post). This was the real deal. The filling was absolutely excellent and her crust was tasty and flaky on the top AND the bottom too - how does she do that? This has now surpassed Cottage Street Bakery and the best blueberry pie on Mount Desert Island. Salisbury Cove Pie lady's blueberry pie is minor league compared to this. The Hobby Holly bakery is a bit hard to find because it has a small sign - it's way up Main Street by Island Cards and Gifts and shares a sign and building with her husband's plumbing and heating business. But her pies are worth hunting down. A+

                1. re: Bivalve88

                  I bought two pies at the Pie Lady's Bucksport location last summer. One blueberry (magnificent filling - thick enough to stand up but not gummy, crisp crust, perfect) and one apple (disappointing for the mushy bottom crust.) She gets my vote for best blueberry pie.

                2. Best Blueberry pie in Maine is at Mae's Cafe in Bath, formerly Krisina's. They also have a great wildberry pie....

                  1. Merrill&Hinckey's Country Store Blue Hill !