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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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    eastbroadway 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 Oct 12, 2012 11:09 AM

      Did you mean the Agawam Diner in Rowley?

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        eastbroadway Oct 12, 2012 11:27 AM

        Ah, yes. My bad.

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        treb Oct 12, 2012 12:10 PM

        Agawam Diner has very good cream pies.

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          chompie Oct 13, 2012 01:27 PM

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

      3. Bob Dobalina 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 Oct 12, 2012 10:51 AM

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


        2. Infomaniac 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.

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            hrmg 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 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 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!

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              cherrytomato 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 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 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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