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Best pumpkin pie + apple pie in Connecticut?

italianices Nov 14, 2012 09:00 AM

Looking for a top-notch bakery or farmstand to pick up Thanksgiving pies, especially pumpkin, apple, and apple crumb. Any recommendations in Western or Central Connecticut that serve really outstanding, traditionally prepared pies worth driving out of one's way?

FWIW I noticed that Neil's Donuts in Wallingford has pies on their menu, but I've never sampled anything other than their terrific donuts. Has anyone here tried their pies?

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    coldduck RE: italianices Nov 14, 2012 01:04 PM

    We ordered an apple and a pumpkin pie from The Bakery in Southbury last year and thought they were very good (it was torture having to leave the leftovers at our in-law's house). We are getting them again this year. The bakery is located right off Exit 15 of I-84. I love all their stuff, actually.

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      LorenV RE: italianices Nov 15, 2012 06:34 AM

      Michele's pies are orgasmic.


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        italianices RE: italianices Nov 16, 2012 06:57 AM

        Thanks for the recommendations, I'll definitely look into these spots!

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          harrie RE: italianices Nov 17, 2012 03:46 PM

          I'm extremely partial to McConney's pies (and donuts, etc.) on Rt 34 in Derby, but it's too late to order one for this year. Scratch Baking in Milford also makes a verrry nice pie, but I give McConney's the edge with regard to tradition.

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            alexinct RE: italianices Nov 20, 2012 06:14 PM

            If you are near Woodbury, Woodbury Deli and Catering has a FANTASTIC apple pie. Highly recommended. Too late to order one for Thanksgiving at this point I'd imagine, but it's worth ordering anyway!

            1. DonShirer RE: italianices Nov 22, 2012 03:16 PM

              Lyman orchards in Middlefield has great apple pies. They have pumpkin too, but I never bought one there.

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                catsmeow RE: DonShirer Nov 30, 2012 05:02 PM

                Several years ago, we happened to be at Foxwoods and got into a conversation with our waitress about holiday pies. She told us about a place on Route 117 in Ledyard, CT. A woman sold them put of their house and they were wonderful. I can't find this house again and wondered if it rang a bell with anyone? If I remember correctly, there was a sign at the driveway announcing pies for sale.

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