Saturday's Top 10: Save Room for these Pies on Thanksgiving
Top Ten on Long Island, Seasonal & Current Events
By Debbi Spiegel
Published: November 17 2012
No matter how much turkey you've eaten, there's always room for at least a sliver of pie.
Thanksgiving means a lot of things to different people - To some it is all about the parade or watching football, spending time with family, or showing thanks by giving back to those less fortunate. One tradition that holds true across the board for families is enjoying a feast to be thankful for - turkey with all of the trimmings, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and for many, it is all about the desserts. No matter how much turkey you've eaten, there's always room for at least a sliver of pie. Autumn is definitely pie season on Long Island. Many local farms freeze their fruit at the peak of the season to make an appearance on your holiday table.
Whatever your desire, there is a fruit pie for you! A simple delicious apple pie, apple crisp, blueberry, blackberry, cherry, peach, cherry-peach, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry, raspberry-peach, raspberry-plum, raspberry cherry, blackberry-apple, strawberry, apple-rhubarb, rhubarb, apricot, boysenberry, pear, cranberry-pear, pumpkin, raspberry, blueberry, and cherry cream-to name a few. Pecan is also a Thanksgiving favorite with my family.
Don't wait until the last minute to order your pre-made pies. Be sure to check the deadline dates, and then pick-it up the day before or in some cases on Thanksgiving.
Here are some great places whose pies take the cake:
4414 Sound Avenue, Riverhead (631) 722-3931
White Post Farms
250 Old Country Road, Melville (631) 351-9373
Jericho Cider Mill
213 Route 106, Jericho (516) 433-3360
Wickham's Fruit Farm
28700 Main Road, Cutchogue (631) 734-6441
Fink's Country Farm
6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River (631) 886-2272
Eastport Manor Road, Eastport (631) 325-0539
Hegemans Lane, Glen Head (516) 626-3955
Borellas Farm Stand
485 Edgewood Avenue, St. James (631) 862-7330
175 Birch Hill Road, Locust Valley (516) 759-9464
Alpine Pastry Shop
59 Route 111, Smithtown (631) 265-5610
Miss the pie purchasing deadline? Not to worry! We've got a simple slow cooker recipe for a hassle-free Apple Cobbler (and other simple solutions for holiday favorites) that will impress your holiday guests if you decide to go DIY with your pie this Thanksgiving.
Let us know about your favorite place to buy a pie
or share your recipe on Long Island.com Forum!