HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Has anyone ordered from Pie in the Sky for Thanksgiving?

Jpan99 Nov 13, 2012 08:28 AM

I decided to try it this year. Yes it's a good deed but I do hope the pie is tasty. I ordered a pecan pie and I guess you have no idea which restaurant/bakery is making your pie. Just curious if someone has ordered in the past and what the pie quality was.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. d
    DoubleMan RE: Jpan99 Nov 13, 2012 08:49 AM

    We get them regularly. Pies are totally fine and straightforward. I have not noticed a difference between restaurants/bakeries. It's a great cause, so it's definitely worth it.

    1 Reply
    1. re: DoubleMan
      FinnFPM RE: DoubleMan Nov 13, 2012 08:57 AM

      Yes, it's not like some people get a Joanne Chang pie, and some people get a pie from some guy down the street. It's a lottery, but all the tickets are winners.

    2. Allstonian RE: Jpan99 Nov 13, 2012 09:26 AM

      Yes, we used to order when they first started up and the pies are fine.

      (The only reason we stopped ordering from Pie in the Sky is that I bake excellent pies myself and I didn't want to stop! When we can afford it we usually try to at least make a donation every year, even if we no longer take the pies.)

      1. c
        chevrelove RE: Jpan99 Nov 13, 2012 09:55 AM

        They are promoting the drive today by handing out free coffee and pie samples at a few locations around Boston/Cambridge. It was pecan pie at South Station, and they were portioning out samples from a large casserole dish of "pie," but I thought it was delicious. (And generous! Pecans don't come cheap!) I am not usually in town to purchase a pie for myself, but I plan to donate a pie to one of their clients instead.

        1. kobuta RE: Jpan99 Nov 13, 2012 12:08 PM

          Never ordered from them since our family doesn't really do desserts, but I got to volunteer for them once with a group of friends to help them pack pies before delivery. As a treat we can sample broken or destroyed pies, and we got to taste quite a number of them (not on purpose, we swear). I remember them all being tasty - perhaps not re-writing the art of pie making, but all solid, perfectly good pies for a great cause.

          1 Reply
          1. re: kobuta
            FinnFPM RE: kobuta Nov 13, 2012 12:28 PM

            Mmmm, destroyed piiiieeeeess....

          Show Hidden Posts