‘Tis the season to eat more pie. When I think of fall, I think of cool weather, warm drinks, and, yes, a slice of the best pie in town. Who’s serving up the best fall pies this year? Here are a few of our favorites.
This Huntington farm never loses when it comes to the pie competition. And while the thick-crusted apple pie is always a delight, don’t skip the s’mores pie, with its graham cracker crust and toasted marshmallow top.
With fall in full swing, Carissa Waechter of East Hampton fame is back to baking her cool weather line of pies. The seasonal fruit meringue pie switches to apple and pear in the fall, and comes topped with layer upon layer of photo-worthy meringue. Prepare to be dazzled.
Will travel for salted caramel apple pie from Hometown Bake Shop, in Centerport. This fall-perfect pie is made with the bakery’s homemade salted caramel and topped with (you guessed it!) even more salted caramel when it’s unleashed from the oven. It’s a caramel apple in pie form, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
The apple-cranberry pie from this Jericho farm is Long Island iconic. Tart cranberries balance sweet apples—but if you’re in the market for a higher sugar-to-acid ratio, opt for the crumb-topped pie, instead. The farm has been producing fresh cider and pies since the 1800s. Trust their expertise.
Smithtown dwellers have known about Alpine Pastry Shoppe for years. This bakery produces all kinds of superlative desserts. During pie season, they churn out an astounding array of delicious pies, including pecan, grain, coconut-custard, and pumpkin. Speaking of that coconut-custard pie, though, you don’t want to go without it this fall. Doesn’t everyone need a sweet, creamy reminder of warmer weather?