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Where's the best apple pie pref north of Boston. Can be slice or whole.. dine in or take out..

chompie Oct 5, 2012 11:03 PM

Missed getting a piece of pie at the TOpsfield Fair and have been craving some since. Can eat it in a restaurant, or take from store, farm or bakery.. Whats your pref in pie type ? Prob these days people tend to go for firm apples and lots of spices but I actually prefer simple.. just a little cinnamon and sugar.. more pinkish than brownis.. and a softer apple. I will prob be back at the Fair.. is it any good there or is elsewhere better? Ones I have liked in past were a pie we have found at Canaan Farm and Lynnfield Deli from Maine, i think called Orchard Hill. Great delicate crust, and last yr enjoyed Beans Coffee shop and bakery in Wayland.

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    cherrytomato RE: chompie Oct 6, 2012 06:40 AM

    Verrill Farms has really delicious pies. Great flavor with crunchy sweet toppings. It's in Concord.

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      catsmeow RE: cherrytomato Oct 6, 2012 03:04 PM

      More West is Honeypot Hill. Great crust and womderful filling that's sliced apples that aren't mushy.

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        maxevan RE: cherrytomato Oct 9, 2012 01:18 PM

        Second on the Verrill. I have had great success with all of their pies. We've even gotten a couple straight from the oven!

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        hrmg RE: chompie Oct 8, 2012 02:01 PM

        I really like the pie at Tendercrop in Newbury, Mass. I prefer the raspberry, but I understand the apple is quite good as well.

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          chompie RE: hrmg Oct 10, 2012 12:12 AM

          yup, sorry i forgot the yummy verrill apple crumb pie. shame on me forgetting since close relative works there! Also was in Wayland so stopped at Beyond Beans and had a slice and it was still great!Very tender crust. And had a halfmoon cookie which was the best we ever had.. Where is Tendercrop in Newbury? Is it the one up a couple miles on right from the 95 exit?

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            hrmg RE: chompie Oct 10, 2012 04:31 AM

            Tendercrop Farms, 108 High Road, Newbury MA 01951
            At the corner of High Road and Hay Street

            Make sure to take time and stop and see the llama!

        2. Infomaniac RE: chompie Oct 10, 2012 02:43 AM

          Had a nice apple pie from Mann Orchards in Methuen this past weekend. Got an apple cream pie too but it was eaten before I got a chance to try any.

          1. Bob Dobalina RE: chompie Oct 10, 2012 04:56 AM

            Just had a delish apple crumb from Petsi in Cambridge (technically north of Boston ;)

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              gansu girl RE: Bob Dobalina Oct 12, 2012 10:51 AM

              +1 for Petsi - hers are the only pies I'll buy. Otherwise, homemade!


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              eastbroadway RE: chompie Oct 12, 2012 05:30 AM

              Russell ORchards in Ipswich. Or the Rowley Diner on Rte 1 north (5 minutes from the Topsfield Fair).

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                Infomaniac RE: eastbroadway Oct 12, 2012 11:09 AM

                Did you mean the Agawam Diner in Rowley?

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                  eastbroadway RE: Infomaniac Oct 12, 2012 11:27 AM

                  Ah, yes. My bad.

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                  treb RE: eastbroadway Oct 12, 2012 12:10 PM

                  Agawam Diner has very good cream pies.

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                    chompie RE: treb Oct 13, 2012 01:27 PM

                    i've had the cream pies and they were good, but never tried the fruit pies..

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