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Where can I find a delicious Ontario peach pie?

We're just at the tail end of peach season and I'm craving a good peach pie. Any recommendations? I'm in the Beaches area...

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  1. I'd check farmers' markets, I saw one I was so tempted by in Liberty Village last weekend...

    1. I was craving one too, especially after the amazing one I had at The Pie Plate in NOTL. I went to Wanda's in Kensington and was hugely underwhelmed. :-( Sorry can't answer your question as to where you can get one but at least I know where not to get one. If you find an amazing one, please post!

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      1. re: ctl98

        Sorry, it's not in the beaches area, but we travel to The Apple Factory in Mississauga/Brampton for our pies (and we live in the east end)!

        1. re: red dragon

          I have to disagree about the Apple Factory. I find that the crust is hard - like many of the really cheap grocery store pies. Red Dragon next time you are heading out to the Apple Factory stay on the same road (Hwy 7)and drive about 5-10 min west towards Georgetown. Crawford's is on the left and they have better pies (but more expensive) and they are actually made on the premises.

      2. RichTree market at downtown toronto eaton centre

        1. Not in the beaches, once again. Sorry to disappoint, but there was a play on the Peach Pie at Flaky Tart at Mt Pleasant and Eglinton. It was more of a Niagara Peach Custard Tart. So though it was not teeming with sweet, succulent peaches, it had a nice elegant layer over a light custard. It was not too sweet and was nicely spiced. Could hit the spot for you. I just remembered your post and saw these tarts yesterday and thought it could help.

          Here's a photo of the largest sized tart/pie:

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/bokchoi-...

          Here is another post on Flaky Tart:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/552376

          Cheers and Happy Eating!

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          1. re: BokChoi

            thanks, bokchoi! it sounds divine! i'll check it out.

            1. re: cherrypicker1972

              No problem at all. Hope you enjoy it. It is not a pie, by any means, but hope you enjoy it just the same. They do not have opening hours on their website (strange omission), so I would call ahead.

              Cheers

            2. re: BokChoi

              I tried this and it is nice, but has a very delicate peach flavour. A french-style tart with thinly sliced peaches. So between the flavour and the slicing, I don't think the peaches were fully ripe. It's nice for the style that it is.

              1. re: BokChoi

                I bought a mini peach & pear and a mini peach & cherry pie from Flaky Tart last week. I assume they have full-size versions, but didn't check. They were delicious. I'm guessing if you want a pure peach pie, you could probably order one from them.

                1. re: TorontoJo

                  TorontoJo, they have a pear version now? Wow, you have developed quite the Flaky Tart habit in the past few weeks - how often have you gone there?

                  julesrules, agreed - their peach flavour is very delicate, that's why I would not consider it a true peach pie, as it is just a thin layer of peach overtop the custard interior. But it was still quite tasty nonetheless.

                  Cheers

                  1. re: BokChoi

                    The one I had was peach and pear together in the same pie. And these were real pies (with a crumble topping), not the French tarts that you saw.

                    And yes, my addiction is a bad, bad thing. I've only been there 4 times, but I buy a LOT on each visit.

                    1. re: TorontoJo

                      Wow - Good for you. So what's the best that you have tried thus far that they offer?

                      1. re: BokChoi

                        Butter tarts. Banana muffins a close second. And those mini pies were damn good.

                        1. re: TorontoJo

                          Thanks TorontoJo. I'll definitely try to head there again sometime. I was impressed last time, and I still want to try one of those runny butter tart versions. Mine was firm, so a touch disappointing (just because I wanted the runny one you mentioned). Waistline is hating me though lately (mooncake season), so I'll have to wait a bit.

                          Cheers and thanks for the reports on Flaky Tart.

              2. Always worth stopping on the way home from Niagara: Nokara Farms, 1090 Lakeshore Rd, on the Toronto side of St Catharines

                www.nokarafarms.ca

                The best commercial peach pie I've ever had: good pastry, not too thick/cardboard, adequately browned. Chunky peaches, not too sweet, lightly thickened. Crunchy crumb topping, although not streusel.