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Best Apple Pie

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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  1. Petsi's Pies . Love her Apple crumb pie !

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    1. re: bostboater

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

      GG
      http://www.semisweetonline.com

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

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      1. re: tammyh

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

        1. re: hetook

          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

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          Country Desserts
          60 Lexington St, Newton, MA

          1. re: teezeetoo

            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.

            1. re: Jenny Ondioline

              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.

              1. re: Gabatta

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

                1. re: cherrytomato

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

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

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

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          1. re: fantundo

            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?

            1. re: viperlush

              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 . . . .

              GG
              http://www.semisweetonline.com

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

              1. re: viperlush

                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.

                1. re: fantundo

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

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

                1. re: viperlush

                  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.