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Where to Buy Pumpkin Pie?

tomgaroo Oct 29, 2008 01:21 PM

Big raucus family has requested that we urbanites from the northeast bring a pumpkin pie or two to a thanksgiving gathering. So, any opinions about the best place to purchase said pie in the Boston area (and no, I don't want to make my own). Thanks in advance!

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  1. heathermb RE: tomgaroo Oct 29, 2008 01:47 PM

    Community Servings "sells" pies that have been donated by local bakeries and makes them available for pick-up around Boston and vicinity in the days before Thanksgiving. That's what I do to supplement the pies that we make at home.


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      catsmeow RE: heathermb Oct 29, 2008 03:09 PM

      Those pies are good. Last week, I got a pumpkin one at Honeypot Orchards that was delish.

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        purple bot RE: heathermb Oct 29, 2008 04:28 PM

        We do this every year as well, and have never been disappointed. Fantastic organization as well.

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          kobuta RE: heathermb Oct 29, 2008 08:05 PM

          I'll 4th them as a good source. We volunteered for them one year to help package their pies for delivery, and we got "paid" with slices of the pie that got damaged in the packing process (which thankfully included a variety of their pies). :) One the best gigs ever - paid or not!

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            Allstonian RE: heathermb Oct 30, 2008 07:57 AM

            Here's another vote for Community Servings - the only reason we don't get pies from them any more is that I really LOVE baking my own! When we did get pies from them they were always very good - especially the pumpkin.

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            taxi RE: tomgaroo Oct 29, 2008 03:36 PM

            Northeast Regional Vocational Technical High School in Wakefield has a wonderful bakery. All the items are made by the students who are supervised by the staff. Call ahead to inquire about reserving one. The number is 781-246-0810. Also, they have terrific daily lunches open to the public from 11 to 1.

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              duck833 RE: tomgaroo Oct 29, 2008 03:39 PM

              I will probably get flamed for this, but we love Costco pumpkin pies. We get them every year.

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                Christina216 RE: duck833 Oct 30, 2008 07:39 AM

                I'm feeling like I might get flamed for my suggestion too, but I really like the Pumpkin Pie's that Stop & Shop makes, they top them with a maple syrup glaze...MMMMM!

              2. greygarious RE: tomgaroo Oct 29, 2008 05:12 PM

                Petsi Pies in Somerville and Cambridge - her sweet potato pie, from a Southern family recipe, is wonderful too.

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                  treb RE: tomgaroo Oct 30, 2008 09:25 AM

                  Costco makes a large, tasty and very respectable PP for $5.99.

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                    bbkatiebb RE: tomgaroo Oct 30, 2008 10:06 AM

                    I just got home from my first trip to Wilson Farm in Lexington... they were handing out samples of their homemade Pumpkin Pie. MMMMMM Delish!! It was so good. I didn't end up buying one b/c my hubby won't eat it. He will eat pumpkin cheesecake - which they also had and I got 2 slices for tonight.
                    On a side note, I also grabbed a 1/2 doz. of their cider donuts... not the best. They are edible and fine but, the cider doesn't come through and they had very little cinn/sugar on the outside.

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                      teezeetoo RE: bbkatiebb Oct 30, 2008 07:03 PM

                      another vote for petsi's pies - community service was ok and a good cause but second best on a taste test in our family

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