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Sep 5, 2009 11:01 AM

A Good Slice of Pie in San Diego?

Last night I forced my husband to drive around town looking for a good piece of pie--chocolate cream, cherry, something creative....couldn't find suggestions on Chowhound, except for Julian. Stopped at Extraordinary Desserts, Eclipse, Heavan Sent, nothing there. Knew Elizabethan was closed at night or I would have driven to North County. Any ideas? Anything on any local restaurant menus where you can just go order a slice for dessert??? Please help.

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  1. I've got the place for you, but it's drive. The little ramshackle joint at Cuyamaca Lake makes fresh fruit pies. They also import sausages from Eastern Europe.

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    1. re: Dagney

      I'm not much of a dessert chick but I do love a good slice of pie and concur, the ramshackle joint at Cuyamaca lake does a mean slice of berry pie..
      Leaving for Kauai next week for the big birthday blowout and one of the main things that I am so jonesing for is the lilikoi pie at Hamura saimin's..
      It kicks ass like no pie in the world...passion fruit thing of beauty..
      That's what needs to be brought to the greater SD would be a cash cow.

      1. re: Beach Chick

        I'm familiar with the Lilikoi Pie in Kauai (YUM!!) and Cuyamaca is almost as far as Julian. Anywhere here in town????????

        1. re: nessy

          i've heard great things about the strawberry pie at George's Wonderful World of Cakes in National City.

        2. re: Beach Chick

          BC, don't forget the masalada as well.

          1. re: cstr

            If someone in SD could do pies and masalada's..that would be a winning exacta!
            My favorite pies to make are banana creme and meyer lemon merinque.

            Josh..the peach-saffron pie sounds delicious!

      2. I went on a quest for chocolate cream pie earlier this summer and discovered that the Pannikin in Del Mar has a tasty one.

        1. City Deli in Hillcrest has a big selection of pies. They all look delicious, but I've honestly never had a slice (always too full after my meal!). Was just there today, and they had berry, fruit, and cream pies. BIG selection of cakes and other baked goodies too!

          1. Bread & Cie makes delicious pies, IMO. The peach-saffron is excellent.

            1. I've also been searching for good pie in San Diego, especially after I saw the movie Waitress. The most decent non-chain pie I've found is the strawberry pie at George's Wonderful World of Cakes in National City. I usually end up at Marie Callender's though (the shame, I know). You're probably better off browsing a farmer's market. There's usually some homemade pie available.