Best Apple Pie in LA

Best Apple Pie in LA

 Alcove Café & Bakery)

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Regardless of the time of year, apple pie is a delicious dessert to dine on. About as American as other food staple items, Apple Pie’s in Los Angeles come in a variety of different styles. Whether you like your apple pie traditional or with a unique twist, LA restaurants and bakeries are putting together some of the best anywhere. Whether you like your pie with a compact grouping of apples, heaping with overflowing apples, with a glaze, or a la mode, here are the best places to get your fix.

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Jones
7205 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA
(323) 850-1726
www.joneshollywood.com

Jones has Los Angeles’ residents boasting that the restaurant’s apple pie is better than their mom’s. With lofty statements like this, Jones serves up a decadent apple pie that is sizzling in a skillet. The molten, brown sugar, buttery pie has an interior of sliced and sweetened Granny Smith apples and a melt-in-your-mouth crust that is crisped to perfection. If that’s not enough, they serve it up a la mode with creamy, vanilla ice cream.

 The Apple Pan)

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The Apple Pan
10801 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-3585
www.applepan.com

Made from a recipe from the owner’s great grandmother, who was the original baker of the pies when they opened in l947, the apple pie at The Apple Pan today is about as close to the original as it can be. Never straying from her recipe, the apples in the pie are always Northern Spy or Pippins and the pies are baked fresh every day. By using at least seven large cups of fresh apples in each pie, their pies have a distinctive dome shape and they use a special sauce that goes into the pie and is also served along side.

 Republic of Pie)

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Republic of Pie
11118 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 308-7990
www.republicofpie.com

Located in North Hollywood’s Art District, Republic of Pie was created from their love of baking and love of community, which you can see in their deep-dish apple pie. Incorporating piecrust from typical crust ingredients like butter, flour, shortening, salt, and water, the key to their tasty pies is the filling of the piecrust with two kinds of apples for a balance of sweetness, along with seasoning of sugar, cinnamon, starch, and other secret spices. Order a slice with their fresh coffee while you read a book, work, meet some friends and make new ones.

 Alcove Café & Bakery)

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Alcove Café & Bakery
Alcove Café & Bakery
1929 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-0100
www.alcovecafe.com

Housed in two historic restored bungalows, Alcove has a homey, relaxing, comforting atmosphere that is also represented in their food. Made daily from local artisan bakers, pies here are made with fresh Granny Smith apples, which are peeled and sliced wafer thin and then tossed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Those thin slices are then piled 4” high into a sweet dough crust and finished with a crumble streusel topping and lemon glaze. Although apple pie tends to be an autumn treat, people order it year round and pair it with one of their many espresso drinks while sitting on their patio. For the full apple experience, pair it with the American Trilogy cocktail, made with rye whisky, apple brandy, brown sugar, and orange zest.

 The Pie Hole)

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The Pie Hole
59 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 765-6315
www.thepieholela.com

Family run and operated, The Pie Hole bakes the Apple Double Crust, which is a secret recipe that has been in the family for generations. The mixture of seasonal apples with a glazed crusted top has been known to have customers lined up outside prior to opening too. So, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on a slice, you will share their feelings that, “Pie is love.” With a mission statement of “happiness one slice at a time,” this fun loving family enjoys serving you delicious apple pie.

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Pie n Burger
913 E California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-1123
www.pienburger.com

The closest competition for your grandmother’s apple pie may just be at Pie n Burger in Pasadena. With a recipe over 75 years old, they don’t use embellishments, keeping their pies simple and full of fruit. Both their apple pie and Dutch apple pie use Granny Smith apples and a premium vegetable shortening based crust to add flavor. Sitting for two days, the dough process allows all the ingredients to blend together for extra taste. Owner Michael Osborn is passionate about the pies his restaurant produces and you will taste it in every bite.

 The Trails)

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The Trails
2333 Fern Dell Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 871-2102

Located near Griffith Park, this outdoor, woodsy, café bakes up one of the best apple pies around with their large traditional apple pie with a buttery crust. Here, you’ll enjoy a slice at one of their painted picnic tables or hay bale seating under the trees strung with colorful lights. Beyond the buttery crust, you will find a slice bursting with fresh apples seasoned with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, all topped with house made whipped cream. They don’t skip on the filling too, and one slice of their pie could possibly feed two.

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Martino’s
335 N Victory Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 842-0715
www.martinosbakery.com

Martino’s, started back in 1926 when Victory and Eva Martino started baking in their garage, bakes their pies with recipes that date back to the olden days. From picking up the apples twice a week to cooking their own fruit to always using fresh ingredients, Martino’s bakes their pies onsite every morning. They currently offer all home made pies including flat apple, a Dutch apple, and a high apple pie.

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