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Oct 5, 2012 11:03 PM

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

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

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    1. re: cherrytomato

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

      1. re: cherrytomato

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

      2. 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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        1. re: hrmg

          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?

          1. re: chompie

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

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            1. re: Bob Dobalina

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


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

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              1. re: eastbroadway

                Did you mean the Agawam Diner in Rowley?

                1. re: eastbroadway

                  Agawam Diner has very good cream pies.

                  1. re: treb

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