A good pie is one of the most indulgent things on earth. The pie crust, if done right is slightly sweet, flaky, chewy, and has a kiss of salt, and the filling is fruity or custardy, sweet, tart, sour, and sometimes spiced. We are getting hungry just thinking about it. And apple pie reigns supreme above all. Here are the 10 best pie shops in the state.
Established in 1983, Pastiche still makes all of their desserts in-house from scratch. So, whether you are looking for fruit tarts, cakes, chocolates, pastries, or everyone’s favorite—apple pie, Pastiche has got your number. Plus, while you are there you can get coffee, espresso, lattes, breakfast pastries, muffins, cookies, and more at their adjoining cafe.
LaSalle adheres to an old-world philosophy of baking that means no shortcuts, lot of patience, and quality ingredients. The upshot is delicious bread, pastries, and cakes, and their apple pie is all but famous in the area. In fact, all of the bakery’s items seem to fly off the shelves, as they have since 1965, proving old-world practices definitely have a place in modern society.
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Antonio's Bakery was established in 1989, and this full-scale bakery makes everything from scratch, including their bread & rolls, cream cakes, cheesecakes, specialty cakes, pastries, and pie, From the freshest ingredients to the painstaking care with which the bakery puts them together, Antonio’s is one of the best in the business, and their apple pie is delicious.
You may think a farm and apple orchard is a strange place to find a great apple pie, but pies are a pastry of the people. And you don’t have to be a classically trained pastry chef to know that when the cool breezes of Fall roll into town, the smells fresh-milled apple cider and hot baked apple pie are best found at farms and orchards.
Where do we start with Confreda? The place is a mini-village of activity, including a greenhouse, a farmer’s market, a bakery, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and, of course, a mecca of pies. In addition to apple pies, you will find berry pies, custard pies, pumpkin pies, and, occasionally, other specialty pies. But, beware Confreda is also home to Scary Acres, the haunted corn maze.
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At DeLuise, we are talking about brownies, fruit squares, donuts, Danish, cream pies, cakes, apple dumplings, apple crisp, and, of course, apple pie. Plus, don’t forget about their elephant ears, apple turnovers, eclairs, Bismarks, cream puffs, cheesecakes, pastry packages, pizzas, calzones, and more. And, if you are not into pastry or pie, their tiramisu isn’t bad either.
Sometimes, though, when apple ripen and the air cools, you have got to get out of the city and into the countryside to find the best pie. And that is certainly the case with Jaswell’s Farm. With no shortage of apples to cook with, this orchard and vegetable stand offers apple pie that can’t be beaten, although their strawberry rhubarb pie is also quite lovely.
From apple pies to special occasion cakes and pastries, Scrumptions does sweet treats of all kinds, including holiday cookies, wedding cakes, and more. Perhaps best known for their almond cake and orange buttercream frosting, you won’t find a better apple pie in all of East Greenwich. Plus, this local favorite had been a WeddingWire and The Knot award-winner multiple years running.
This local pie shop has been making delicious pies and cakes for over ten years. Family-owned and operated, you will find bread, cupcakes, mini-cheesecakes, and, of course, apple pie. But, in addition to fruit and berry pies, you will find spinach pies, calzones, muffins, scones, eclairs, cake pops, fig squares, and more.
Swan Pies started in 2005 and was met with almost instant acclaim. Their pies, made with fresh berries and an award-winning from-scratch crust won them a Rhode Island Best pie reward, and, after a brief hiatus, Swan Farm is back and better than ever with a seasonal pie menu that will knock your socks off. Try their Peach Grand Marnier, Ginger Rhubarb, Classic Apple, and Cranberry Walnut pies today.