Boston’s Best Apple Pie

September 4, 2013 6:00 AM

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Apple pie is the ultimate comfort food. Whether it is cold at breakfast or warm with ice cream for dessert, it’s good any time of day. In the Boston area, here are a few spots with some of the best apple pie around.



1 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-3095

As the name suggests, the finale of the dining experience is the best part of a visit here because it uses only the best ingredients in its desserts and pride itself in presenting them elegantly and in a modern way. Though Finale makes a mean molten chocolate cake, you won’t want to miss the apple a la mode. It features warm apples and cranberries served with Tahitian vanilla gelato with a honey caramel sauce. If you would rather just pay a visit to the bakery, you can order an apple cranberry pie to go, with prices ranging from $15 to $20.

(credit: Mike's Pastry Facebook Page)

(credit: Mike’s Pastry Facebook Page)

Mike’s Pastry
300 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 742-3050

No visit to the North End is complete without heading to Mike’s Pastry where there is always something happening. Whether it’s musicians playing for tourists right outside the door, a line filling the entire bakery or all the tables filled with happy visitors sipping cappuccino and noshing on desserts, patrons are happy with what Mike’s Pasty is serving up. There are so many desserts, cookies and treats to pick from, it’s hard to decide. The pies are fresh and delicious, using only the finest ingredients. There are a few varieties to pick from including the ricotta pie, lemon, blueberry and cherry, but the star is the apple pie packed with fruit and topped with a lightly browned crust.



Petsi Pies
285 Beacon St.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 661-7437

At Petsi Pies in Somerville, you can enjoy pie for your main meal followed by pie for dessert. For over 10 years, Petsi Pies has made its popular handmade pies and pastries daily. Start off with the vegetable and goat cheese pie or the spinach ricotta pie and finish the meal with all things apple. There are slices of pie available or you can get three sizes of whole pies, that serve from one to eight guests. Classic apple with a pastry topping, apple crumb, salted caramel apple or apple pear cranberry pie featuring a brown sugar walnut streusel topping are all apple-centric options, or there is even apple walnut cake amongst the many selections.

Related: Boston’s Best Autumn Desserts

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Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream
1255 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-7021

Warm apple pie with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream is a perfect pairing, but what about when the pie is actually mixed into the ice cream? Now that is a treat. Christina’s homemade ice cream in Inman Square in Cambridge offers this unique offering when fall rolls around, along with about 50 other flavors served all year long. Other seasonal flavors include pumpkin ice cream or green apple or apple cider sorbet.

Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage
1246 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 354-6559

Also in Cambridge, in the Harvard Square area, is Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage. There is nothing more American than a burger and fries along with a beer, followed by apple pie for dessert. And at this family-friendly spot, you can get just that. It offers up a special apple pie with an a la mode frappe. The creamy vanilla frappe comes with whip cream and a cherry, alongside a slice of Mr. Bartley’s delicious apple pie.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on