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Best Apple Pie

cherrytomato Oct 14, 2011 10:12 AM

I need to bring an apple pie to a party and I wanted to find a special one in the Boston- Brookline area. Looking for a great crust and heaps of apples. Any suggestions?

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    bostboater RE: cherrytomato Oct 14, 2011 11:45 AM

    Petsi's Pies . Love her Apple crumb pie !

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      gansu girl RE: bostboater Oct 14, 2011 05:16 PM

      +1 for Petsi's - the only pies I'll buy (otherwise, homemade's the WTG)


    2. tammyh RE: cherrytomato Oct 14, 2011 11:51 AM

      maybe Clear Flour Bakery? I had any of their tarts/pies, but I like their other stuff ...

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        CookieLee RE: tammyh Oct 14, 2011 12:40 PM

        I think you mean Clear Flour Bread Bakery. We've had their apple tart many times, and it's delicious.

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        hetook RE: cherrytomato Oct 14, 2011 05:30 PM

        bring one from costco.

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          teezeetoo RE: hetook Oct 14, 2011 06:13 PM

          clear flour makes lovely tarts but not pies - Petsi's or Country Dessert in Newton for apple pies with another vote here for the apple crumb (though we actually love Petsi's sour cherry crumb best of all

          Country Desserts
          60 Lexington St, Newton, MA

          1. re: teezeetoo
            Jenny Ondioline RE: teezeetoo Oct 14, 2011 10:39 PM

            Yes, if a tart is okay, Clear Flour's rustic apple tart is absolutely delicious. But if you're actively searching for a pie instead of a tart: Petsi's. Absolutely no question.

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              Gabatta RE: Jenny Ondioline Oct 19, 2011 07:41 AM

              The pies are good at Petsi, though I would say their crust is just OK. A very good pie for sure, but I don't think Petsi is clearly better than other local options. Also, make sure they don't screw you by giving you the wrong pies like they did for me last Thanksgiving. It was a real bummer.

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                cherrytomato RE: Gabatta Oct 19, 2011 01:56 PM

                That us actually where I wound up and boy was it delicious. It had a really sweet and wonderful crumb crust.

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                  teezeetoo RE: cherrytomato Oct 19, 2011 02:34 PM

                  so pleased you liked it. thanks for letting us know.

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          fantundo RE: cherrytomato Oct 18, 2011 08:55 PM

          If you're on the road, stop by Verrill Farm in Concord. Their pies are deliciously homemade, and mostly with their own fruit.

          Verrill Farm
          11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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            viperlush RE: fantundo Oct 19, 2011 07:17 AM

            I tried one of their nectarine and raspberry crumb pies in Sept and was really disappointed. The fruit was terrific in both texture and flavor but the crust and crumbs were horrible. The crumbs were mushy and the crust gummy. It didn't seem fully cooked. Since I didn't want to waste it we still ate it, but it wasn't what I expected. Should I just chalk this up to a bad pie or is that the norm?

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              gansu girl RE: viperlush Oct 22, 2011 05:34 PM

              Although I am, in general, a fan of Verrill Farm, I am NOT a fan of their pies - for the exact reasons you cite in your review . . . .


              Verrill Farm
              11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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                fantundo RE: viperlush Oct 22, 2011 06:51 PM

                I have had that problem when the pie has been sitting around for a day or two, but not when I first get them home.

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                  viperlush RE: fantundo Oct 22, 2011 07:36 PM

                  Yeah, we bought and ate it in the same day. Too bad. Thankfully Petsi is just a short walk away.

            2. viperlush RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Oct 22, 2011 07:35 PM

              Too bad she doesn't sell in the in the Boston area.

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                BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: viperlush Oct 22, 2011 07:49 PM

                I just wish she was still around to make them. Mom passed Christmas morning of 03. I inherited most of her cooking gear, and make a pretty good showing for myself with her recipes. What I can't replicate are the fresh fruits off the trees that we had in the backyard. She also made a killer peach cobbler with our peaches, as well as apricot jam, and apple sauce. At one time we had an apple, peach, navel orange, 2 Bing cherry, 2 plum -standard, and green gage, and 2 apricot trees.

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