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Apple pie is an iconic American dish – there is even a national holiday for apple pie. It is a classic choice when it comes to dessert: enjoy it with ice cream, whipped cream, or caramel syrup. With an assortment of apples to pick from, here are our picks of the top spots in New York City to enjoy this sweet dish.
Visit Pie Corps in Brooklyn, where the ingredients are locally sourced and the sweets are as sweet as ever. This quaint shop has quality product to back it up, and its signature pie at this Greenpoint bakery is its apple crumb with rosemary caramel slice, which goes well with the theme of mixing the sweet with the savory.
Pie Corps, 77 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 917 721 3052
Pies ‘N’ Thighs is a soul food restaurant serving fried chicken and pie. Their classic apple pie made with Granny Smith apples spiced with cinnamon can be served with or without cheddar cheese.
Pies ‘N’ Thighs, 166 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 347 529 6090
The nationally-loved Four and Twenty Blackbirds pie shop usually makes traditional pies with a different twist. The menu changes with the seasons, and the salted caramel apple pie is the top-seller. It is made with fresh lemons and Angostura bitters.
Four and Twenty Blackbirds, 439 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 499 2917
This charming and quaint bake shop has a creative take on cookies, brownies, cakes, and other pasties including dessert and breakfast. Located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, Baked offers delicious pie made with sizable portions of apple chunks, vanilla bean, cinnamon and just a splash of bourbon.
Baked, 359 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 222 0345
You’re in luck when you visit Bubby’s in Lower Manhattan – this weekend brunch spot uses local apples chosen from nearby farmers markets and seasons them with cinnamon, cloves, lemon zest and sea salt. This interpretation of the apple pie uses double crusting which results in perfectly structured crust after baking every single time.
Bubby’s, 120 Hudson Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 219 0666
The Little Pie Company puts a spin on the quintessential pie made from scratch and adds fresh sour cream and walnuts to the mix. The sour apple walnut cream pie is a best-seller at the shop and can be bought by the inch, with sliced granny smith apples enveloped by sour cream. The entire combination is topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and walnut streusel.
Little Pie Company, 424 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 736 4780
The apple pie game has changed with the apple pie doughnut at CATCH, a restaurant known for celebrity sightings and its seafood menu. Additionally, this version of apple pie includes a variety of savory ingredients – cream cheese custard, praline ice cream, graham streusel, rum raisins and caramel syrup, making this dessert a great choice.
CATCH, 21 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 392 5978
Two Little Red Hens, a bakery more known for its cakes, takes on the double crust apple pie which is made with a variety of different type of apples – the Granny Smith, Macintosh and Golden Delicious, to be exact. To make it even better, they bake apple crumb pie.
Two Little Red Hens, 1652 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 452 0476
Who doesn’t like a version of candy apple in their apple pie? This high-class pie at Butter and Scotch has an all-butter crust and looks almost too good to eat with the cinnamon candy shell drizzled on top, enclosing a mix of local apples and apple cider caramel. This pie is only available seasonally, so get yours before it’s gone.
Butter and Scotch, 818 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 347 350 8899
If you’re looking for some Southern home cooking, Red Rooster Harlem is the place to be. The best way to top off a good ole fried chicken dinner is with a slice of their warm apple pie that has cheddar cheese baked right into the crust, possibly reminding you of Thanksgiving dinner at your parents’ house.
Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, USA +1 212 792 9001
This take on caramel apple pie at Momofuku Milk Bar uses thin slices of Granny Smith apples and layers them with apple compote and caramel onto a salty and sweet pretzel crust, and, to top it all off, a drizzle of white chocolate. This delicious dessert is available at the milk bar, which also includes a variety of cookies, cakes, truffles and more.
Momofuku Milk Bar, 561 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 347 577 9504