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kennygg Oct 30, 2008 06:20 PM

Hello! Coming from the Hollywood area wondering where the best cherry pie is. And hopefully they are open tonight, as i have a craving. THANK YOU.

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    bruinike Oct 30, 2008 07:24 PM

    This probably won't help you but I still feel I need to plug the cherry pie at Bake n' Broil in Long Beach. I live in Santa Monica and had been craving cherry pie myself and made the drive down. Was definitely worth it!

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      JeetJet Oct 30, 2008 09:00 PM

      I second BB. Once I was standing there at the counter while they went to the back to make me a fresh banana cream pie and I noticed a giant pie with a glaze on the top crust. When they returned with my banana pie I asked about the big one. It was cherry with peach. They also had cherry alone but I got the combo and still crave it. The crust, cherry filling and that glaze all went so good together. Next time I will get the cherry pie without the peach because with that sweet glaze it was over the top with flavor.

      Bake 'n Broil
      3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA
      (562) 595-0396‎

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      Burger Boy Oct 30, 2008 09:55 PM

      Not a Cherry Pie fan, but OMG the Cherry Cobbler from The Cobbler Lady on Chrenshaw is OOTW. I could eat that all day and night!

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      Cobbler Lady
      3854 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

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        kennygg Oct 31, 2008 12:13 PM

        thanks to everyone! im going to try them both even if not close. a craving is a craving afterall!

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          LuluTheMagnificent Oct 31, 2008 12:17 PM

          I am not sure if this is still true, but the Cobbler Lady used to only sell the Cherry Pie on the weekends(fri, sat & sun). Just giving you a heads up in case you don't make it over the weekend. I'd call first.

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            JeetJet Oct 31, 2008 12:51 PM

            Yes, after reading the word "Cobbler" from Burger Boys post I had to read more about the place -- I love cobbler. I found the web page and noticed cherry is made on Firday / Saturday. Also, I could not believe all the sugar free options. Wow!

            Cobbler
            http://www.cobblerlady.com/

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              Burger Boy Oct 31, 2008 07:32 PM

              Lulu, you are so right! call first, I think it is thursday and saturday, but I could be wrong.

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              mlgb Oct 31, 2008 12:39 PM

              Before you drive from Hollywood to Long Beach, you might want to call and see if B&B has cherry pie. Or perhaps just order a whole one from them for pickup. They are notorious for running out of whatever you wanted.

              If they're out you can also go across the street to Polly's Bakery Cafe, aka Polly's Pies.

            3. ipsedixit Oct 31, 2008 01:31 PM

              Isn't cherry season over?

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                mlgb Oct 31, 2008 01:43 PM

                Since virtually all cherry pies are made from canned cherries, the only reason to make them in February is tradition. They're a good way for pie places to serve a fruit pie other than apple during fall and winter. It's always a good idea to call ahead when you've got a craving.

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                  ipsedixit Oct 31, 2008 11:42 PM

                  Exactly. That's the problem with most commercial cherry pies -- they don't use fresh cherries.

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                    Burger Boy Nov 1, 2008 04:46 PM

                    i am not sure of this, but The Cobbler Lady must use frozen, which are just as good as fresh.

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                      mlgb Nov 1, 2008 06:36 PM

                      Highly unlikely that the Cobbler Lady is using frozen pie cherries. Most home-cooked traditional cherry pies use canned cherries, too. (Of course if you live up north, have a tree, and feel like pitting them, you can make one with fresh cherries in July).

                      BTW I knew someone who started a Cobbler store in Inglewood. He used to bring the peach cobblers in to work, and they were made with canned, too.

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                        Burger Boy Nov 1, 2008 10:43 PM

                        I would bet a 1/2 pan cherry cobbler that these are not canned, they are not to sweet like the ones packed in light syrup. The Cobbler Lady is sort of health conscious, not to sweet and the fruit really comes through. I could be wrong but I think I know canned cherries.

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                          mlgb Nov 1, 2008 11:13 PM

                          Did you know that there are water-packed sour (pie) cherries available in canned form with no sugar? In fact most good home cooks would never use the premade cherry pie filling glop, but would use the unsweetened cherries.

                          Next time you're visiting the Cobbler Lady please find out, I'd like to know if they use frozen or fresh fruit in any of their cobblers.

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                            Burger Boy Nov 2, 2008 07:38 PM

                            I was not thinking of the pre-made pie filling but they have cherries in lihjt syrup or heavy syrup. I have never seen them packed in water, PLEASE tell me where to get so I can make one this next weekend.

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                              mlgb Nov 2, 2008 07:56 PM

                              If you go to Oregon Fruit's website (oregonfruit.com) you'll see that most of the Southern CA supermarkets are listed as carrying their "Red Tart Cherries" . If you can't find at your local store, they also sell through Amazon. These are the pie cherries packed in water, not syrup.

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                                Burger Boy Nov 12, 2008 09:35 PM

                                Thank You, i never knew.

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                skip o. Nov 11, 2008 09:13 AM

                kenny, I'm SO sorry Imissed your original request, BUT HERE'S THE ANSWER!!!! SWEET LADY JANE'S HAS THE BEST CHERRY PIE IN THE WORLD! any season: FRESH CHERRIES! The pie is about 4" high, packed with fruit, and not to sweet. Flaky, tender pastry, and the perfect lattice crust. I get light-headed just thinking about it. This is my "birthday cake" every year and I can't do without it.

                1. a_and_w Nov 12, 2008 08:00 AM

                  Not cherry pie perhaps, but I'm addicted to the cherry bakery tart at Amandine.

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                    sel Nov 12, 2008 08:24 AM

                    The Apple Pan, only on Saturdays. Starting at the bottom, crust, a layer of custard, cherries (mostly red with a few black) and topped with real heavy whipped cream. Oh so good!

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                    Apple Pan
                    10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                      at4 Nov 12, 2008 06:48 PM

                      i just had a slice of cherry pie from the dessert bar at the new Whole Foods in Venice. i was pleasantly surprised..the crust was light, flaky and the edges were delicately crisp. it wasn't sickeningly sweet as the cherries were just tart enough to balance it out..not a lot of mystery goopy stuff either. best thing is you serve yourself as much as you want. i'm going back for more on saturday.

                      1. pinotgrisgirl Nov 16, 2008 08:45 AM

                        Believe it or not, Costco has a great cherry pie!

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                          latindancer Nov 16, 2008 03:12 PM

                          I believe it!! I had one there not long ago....it's huge, inexpensive and fabulous compared to some of the others I've tried in LA and surrounding areas. I was at LaBrea bakery last week and they were sampling their cherry pies for Thanksgiving. I was terribly disappointed. ..and I love La Brea's bakery for certain things.. For anyone who's looking for pumpking pies for Thanksgiving....try Costco if you already haven't.

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