Last Thanksgiving, I was assigned the task of getting the pies. Instead of thinking, I turned to you, loyal Dishers all, to find out where to go. You recommended Rosebuds, Norma’s Cafe, the Montmorency cherry pie at Central Market, Mama’s Daughter’s Diner, Tootie Pie in Frisco, and Little Apron’s Bakery. Since November, my family has eaten a lot of pie.
Rosebud’s has a very good chocolate pie. Central Market’s cherry pie is satisfying for the price ($15), but it has a mass-produced taste. I’m sorry to report that Norma’s apple and cherry pies were completely dissatisfying. They both had a tough, crunchy crust on the top and a soggy bottom (insert joke here!) By the end of the holiday seasons I still wondered if I’d ever find a pie I could fall in love with.
Well, I did. I found pie nirvana in a cherry pie from Chef Tracy Mitchell at Little Aprons Bakery in Dallas. Biting into pie was a This.is.Incredible experience. A perfect crust, both top and bottom, and perfect, fresh cherries inside (insert next joke here!). I am certain that I have never had a better pie. Ever.
Getting a pie from Little Aprons is not as easy as other retail store fronts and it’s pricier ($25), but it is well worth it. Little Aprons shares a kitchen with Chocolate Secrets on Oak Lawn, so some of the desserts are available there, and Chocolate Secrets will take and process Little Aprons orders for you.
I never made it to Mama’s Daughter’s Diner or Tootie Pie in Frisco. I found my pie heaven with Little Aprons Bakery’s cherry pie. Yours?