OK, here's the latest quest, hopefully not as subjective as everyone's favorite "pizza pie." I'm looking for recommendations as to good traditional holiday pies i.e., Cherry, Apple, Apple Crumb, and Pumpkin pies.
Have done the Delicious Orchards and Wemrock Orchards pies and have been disappointed of late. Thinking about maybe Sickles, Wegmans, others. Opinions?
A&M Farm and Garden Center on Route 130 North
We’ve been buying pies from A&M for years now and have never been disappointed. Be advised they’re very crowded on the day before Thanksgiving and Xmas eve. However, you can order ahead of time on the phone. See http://www.amgardencenter.com/index.htm .
By far the best pies you can imagine are at The Scone Pony on Washington St. in Spring Lake. They simply blow away Delicious Orchards and the other locations mentioned in this thread. However, they are by far the most expensive as well. $20 or so for a pie means you will pay double what the others charge. But, IMO they are in a league of their own...
Our favorite is their pecan which is simply outstanding, then apple. Best bet is to call ahead as this is a small shop with limited stock and order on the phone then pick it up.
my 1st and only choice is Mr. Tods in Somerset. Here you'll find great pies - much better than the pedestrian quality at DO, Sickles & Wegmans. So if you're anywhere around here try them. They have small one serving pies that will give you an idea of how good Mr. Tods is.