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apple pie for thanksgiving -- center city or kop

merrieg Nov 16, 2010 01:15 PM

I live near Rittenhouse Sq, and I'm putting together Thanksgiving dinner for my dad and sister in King of Prussia this year. I need a decent apple pie for dessert. I no longer bake pies because my crust never turns out right, but I'm nearly always disappointed by commercial pies, which often commit the cardinal sins of being too sweet and having no lemon. My dad, on the other hand, is fine with the gummy cardboard pies from Acme and will reject anything too "gourmet." Can anybody help us find something we might both enjoy?

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    bonappetite Nov 16, 2010 02:17 PM

    Believe it or not, Costco has an excellent Apple pie, my mom makes a excellent apple pie, so she is hard to please and she also likes their pie.

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      RitterSportRules Nov 16, 2010 04:23 PM

      +1 to Costco's apple pie (and their chocolate layer cake and pumpkin cheesecake)

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        Hungryin theBurbs Nov 17, 2010 11:22 AM

        Out of curiosity, how much are the pies at Costco?

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        Bigley9 Nov 17, 2010 05:51 AM

        Order a pie through Manna! Get a great apple pie and feel good about it! They have lots of pick up locations so there should be one that is convenient!

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          Seeker19104 Nov 17, 2010 03:12 PM

          Ordered mine today. Thanks for the reminder!

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          merrieg Nov 17, 2010 11:19 AM

          I like Costco's pie, but I'm not paying $50 to join just so I can buy one ;-)

          1. thehungrything Nov 21, 2010 03:29 PM

            Bakery House in Bryn Mawr makes a terrific apple pie that would please all.

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              bonappetite Nov 22, 2010 12:32 PM

              Haha,...i would not spend $50 just to buy pie either, was thinking perhaps your sister or dad had a membership. Although I do think you can get a one time free pass to check it out--------no memory of what they cost since i don't live close anymore and don't go

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              bonappetite Nov 22, 2010 12:34 PM

              Oh and I second Bakery House, all of their stuff is great

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                merrieg Nov 28, 2010 01:23 PM

                Thanks to everybody for the responses. We got a great pie from the Le Bus outlet in King of Prussia, and they will be our go-to place from now on. But they only make them at holidays, so I'll also have to check out the Bakery House for other occasions.

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