I have a great solution for you. Several years ago a co-worker was selling pies for her daughter's school's fundraising efforts just prior to Thanksgiving. I always buy stuff from everyone at work just to support them, so I ordered a dutch apple pie. The pie was delivered just before the holiday and I took it with me to the home of my friends where I had been invited for dinner. The pie was brought to the table after dinner and was huge. It looked like it was over 10" wide. It turned out to be the most scrumptous, fresh tasting, delicious pie I have ever eaten in my life. Despite the fact that there were 3 other desserts on the table that night, the pie was gone in no time. It was the hit of the meal.
The name on the box was "Michel's". I found that they have their bakery in Philadelphia and that a few days before the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) you can go there to their retail store on the premises and buy as many pies as you like at a very reasonable price. I cannot remember the price, but it was much less than I paid for the original one I bought at work. I have been going there every year to get pies since that first year.
This is their info: (Website link below)
Michel’s Bakery, Inc.
5698 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120
You can call and find out there hours when you can go to purchase from them directly.
Here is the link to their website. http://www.michelsbakery.com/pies.htm
I hope you love your pie as much as we did. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!