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cream pies

who makes the best banana cream and cocoanut cream pies in the L.A. area.....particularly the Valley......either bakery or restaurant.

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  1. Banana Cream at The Apple Pan.

    And here's an older link on the same topic:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/575217

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    1. re: wienermobile

      I've never been a fan of the crust at Apple Pan.

    2. Apple Pan in WLA for Banana Cream

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      1. re: Servorg

        ..and here's what a slice looks like

         
        1. re: wienermobile

          For me, Apple Pan has both.

          And the Pan's beautiful fucking coconut cream pie is my all time favorite.

            1. re: wienermobile

              picture = 1,000 words.

              i'm there. looks like a little slice of heaven to me!

      2. Definitely check out Magnolia. The crust they make is amazing, graham cracker I think.

        1. I like the cream pies at Philippe's.

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          1. re: PeterCC

            I like the cream pies at Philippes also, especially for the price.

            But while I can't abide the insane price gouging at The Apple Pan, their banana cream pie is worth every extortionary penny. They're really leaps beyond Philippes version.

            Mr Taster

            1. re: Mr Taster

              They're really leaps beyond Philippes version.
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              So is the price.

                1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

                  Last time I had it the price was $5.75 for a slice. I never feel ripped off though. It's just too good.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Apple pan is at least 6.25 per slice of the cream pies.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                But the adage does apply that you have to wipe off the meringue and then having them add the fresh whipped cream to the mix.

                Sadly, Pie N Burger does not officially make cream pies with whipped cream instead they top it with meringue.

                1. re: kevin

                  hmmm...does "cream pie" refer to a pie with cream on top, or to a pie with a creamy interior?

                  1. re: linus

                    You have a point there.

                    Hmmm, although for the Pan and Pie N Burger pies the interior was more custardy rather than creamy.

                    Though the ones at Phillipe's were whipped cream on top and whipped cream in the interior. Yet, I'm not a fan of phillipe's whipped cream, which tastes like the cheap and not so good stuff you'd get at Coco's.

                    1. re: kevin

                      I always thought it applied to the filling. Regardless, if you are a fan of coconut cream pie, you should try PnB's version. I prefer it to Apple Pan, but YMMV. I live close to Apple Pan so the drive to PnB is pretty substantial, but I think PnB's version rocks!