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I think it had a truer pumpkin taste. Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe, 108 N. Bridge St., DeWitt 517-669-9300 sweetie-licious.com Owner and pie maker Linda Hundt sums it up best: … Influensters have left thousands of reviews and there seems to be a consensus. Trader Joe’s was overcooked almost to the point of becoming pecan brittle, and was difficult to cut. We ordered three pies from one of the best specialty pie makers in the country, the Southern Baked Pie Company. People were almost evenly split between the Trader Joe’s pecan and the Southern Baked Pie pecan, which is surprising since they are so different. We decided to find out. Could we tell the difference between the pricey pies and the grocery pies? Best for Chocoholics: Marie Callender’s Chocolate Satin Pie Find out whose steak and ale pie is our number one autumnal fix. One taster called it “classy.”. We’re curious, too. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f99caaf0bdb1ece Your IP: 220.127.116.11 The best steak and ale pie for your midweek dinner It’s time to ditch the summer burgers and opt for a heartier go-to for dinner. Surprisingly, they don’t (yet) carry a sweet potato pie, so we ordered that from a barbecue outfit in North Carolina which shall go nameless because, bless their hearts, what they sent was an awful mess. Best overall: Lidl Deluxe All Butter Mince Pies (6 for £1.49) We think these festive treats are as close to mince pie perfection as it's possible to get. We ordered a replacement last-minute from The Little Pie Company here in New York City. I suspect it’s because that pie was loaded with sugar, and the Little Pie Company’s version tasted more like sweet potatoes. Take a look at 24 of the Best Pies in Michigan. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. The latter was my preference. Are those fancy pies you can order from a specialty bakery worth the extra money? Southern Baked Pie Company Caramel Apple Pecan Pie. $6.39; available nationwide. Pumpkin Pie Oven Fresh 4.6 / 5 (242 review s) Trader Joe’s got a “wow” and a “Dubest,” but one person thought it had too much cinnamon. Here's a list of the best frozen pies to pick up at the grocery store when in a pinch or just in the mood for something sweet as recommended by Influensters. • And then we assembled our trusty team of 25 Thrillist staffers to taste all of that pie and tell us which they liked best. Not the most popular pie in general, but if you’re a fan, Southern Baked Pie Company impresses with its gorgeous dome of a crust. As for the ugly frostbitten pie, one taster generously said it “tastes like it was made with love.” Aww. You’ve been assigned a dessert for Thanksgiving, and so here you are, looking up pie companies because you don’t bake. 2. What it comes down to are two things. 7141 W Q Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (formerly on Stadium Dr.) Either way, share it with love, because it’s a Thanksgiving dessert, after all. For our grocery pies, we got apple, pecan and pumpkin from Trader Joe’s, and the sweet potato from a local supermarket chain, Food Emporium, … First, if aesthetics are important to you, the fancy pies are your obvious choice. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Rykse & Co: Market and Eatery. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Southern’s was said to have “better all-around flavor and texture” but one person said it tasted too much like baby food. 1. Because half of this pie was a cream layer, it wasn’t quite as chocolatey as we hoped, but it still wasn’t a bad choice. And you’ve got your cursor hovering over an “add to basket” button, wondering if that pie is really worth $25, 35, 50?!? If you're anything like us, dessert always inevitably seems to get pushed to the last minute during meal prep for holiday feasts. Exactly what kind of sorcery is happening under those pricey crusts to make them cost that much? If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Poorly packed, frost-covered, and the filling shrunken to half the size of the pie shell. Sweet potato pie is new to a lot of our tasters, and some first assumed they were tasting extra pumpkin pies. Trader Joe’s pumpkin wasn’t as dramatically different from Southern’s this time, but again, the vote was nearly evenly split. Clear winners for the best shortcrust pastry and the best traditional filling, these Lidl Deluxe mince pies were the standout overall winners. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Sacrilege? ©2020 Group Nine Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Surprisingly, the supermarket pie (Table Talk) was the winner. Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email and subscribe here for our YouTube channel to get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun. But nope, sweet potato pie is it's own thing. One taster found it “weird and crunchy” while another preferred it, calling it “really good and sticky.” Southern’s, on the other hand, was a luscious dream of sweet caramel topped with toasted pecans. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. • Probably, but we do what we must. We see you. This pie was very smooth and creamy with an almost buttery taste. About 200 million pies will be sold this year in U.S. grocery stores and supermarkets. The Best (And the Rest) podcast host Wil Fulton admitted he wanted his pumpkin pie to taste less like pumpkin and more like a PSL, so he liked the Trader Joe’s version. Second, if you prefer a natural-tasting pie (that tastes like its main ingredient) go with the fancy; if you prefer a pie that pretty much tastes like candy, go with the supermarket. For our grocery pies, we got apple, pecan and pumpkin from Trader Joe’s, and the sweet potato from a local supermarket chain, Food Emporium, made by Table Talk Pies.