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Nov 13, 2012 05:35 PM

Apple Pie

Looking to get an apple pie for upcoming thanksgiving dinner.
Where is everyone's favorite spot to get them?
My favorites are ones with flaky buttery crust with mush and crunchy apples inside (normally made with different types of apples mixed in).

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  1. It depends on your location.

    Draegers and Andronico's have excellent pies.

    In a pinch, I would also go to Whole Foods or even Marie Callender's.

    Of course, the best are usually home-made.

    1. In the East Bay, I like Crixa and it has been awhile but Sweet Adeline made a good apple pie although mostly Sierra Beauty not necessarily a mix;

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      1. re: wally

        Wish Crixa made them for Thanksgiving but they're not on their pre-order menu....

      2. at our Farmers' Market on Sundays 10 am to 2 pm
        Grove Street at Divisadero in San Francisco

        1. Thanks for the suggestions all.
          I have had whole foods and beckmann's version and they are quite average. Had a friend recommend Draeger's or Andronico's as well. So that's two votes for them. I'll have to try them out.
          Also heard good things about Crixa, planning to head there tomorrow to have a taste.

          1. If Bakesale Betty is doing pies this year, I think she makes a particularly good one. You should plan on reserving one if you are interested.
            ETA: I just checked her website and it states that she is only doing scones and cookies this year. As Emily Latella would say, "never mind."

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            1. re: jillyju

              Does anyone make a pie similar to the apparently "eternally retired" Bakesale Betty apple pie? I've given up them ever having pie again, let alone pretty much anything else.

              1. re: lmnopm

                Have you tried pie from Black Jet? It may be a litlle more of a rustic, homestyle than Betty's.


                1. re: foodeye

                  I haven't had the chance to try Bakesale Betty's, but I ended up getting the apple pie from Mayfield's Bakery in Palo Alto. They churned out the better apple pie from the ones I've tasted. You can still taste the apple in the pie.

                2. re: lmnopm

                  Their pies were excellent. I most miss the chicken potpie.

                  1. re: absc

                    What is going on with Bakesale Betty now? They closed their Broadway location and still have the really odd hours. Do they make anything besides the fried chicken sandwich and cookies now?

                    1. re: ML8000

                      I don't think so. I have heard that they don't even have lemon ice anymore. I gave up going awhile ago. My last sandwich was lukewarm and probably half the chicken of the "good old days."

                      Back to the apple pie, it was just the best. If I could find one in the area 75% as good, I'd be thrilled.