Rave: Pie

They say the cupcake trend is over. While we personally aren’t quite ready to give up our red velvet snack habit just yet, much like any good investigative journalists (read: Lisa Ling), we had research to do.

Essentially, we ate pie, and lots of it, from top spots The Canadian Pie Company, Chudleigh’s, Wanda’s Pie in the Sky and The Drake Hotel. Oh, the things we do in the name of research.

The Canadian Pie Company
Known as an American classic, The Canadian Pie Company is proving that those of us north of the border know a thing or two about the fruit-filled dessert. Only a few short months ago, Keren and Erez Hadad set up pie shop in Riverdale, and since the reviews have been nothing short of sweet. 
Sold in 40 fresh daily varieties, the company’s pies are filled with all fruit and no sugar. For dessert too healthy to taste this good, bakery visitors are left to choose between sweet fruit pies like peach-raspberry and white cherry. And for those with salty over sweet preferences in your life, serve up The Canadian Pie Company’s shepherd’s pie or Atlantic salmon and broccoli. 
Chudleigh’s Apple Farm
Way back from our apple picking days, Chudleigh’s Apple Farm in Milton was the place to climb fruit trees, pick pumpkins and eat one slice too many of their world famous pie. The baked deliciousness is sold in bumbleberry and pumpkin flavours, but the apple pie is the stuff the crowds line up for. 
 Apple pie blossom: another delicious treat. Image source.
Filled with freshly baked northern spy apples, dusted with cinnamon sugar, the pie is available in traditional pastry crust or with a delicious crumble top. For a little taste of comfort, warm yours up and top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a piece of cheddar.
Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
Dessert dreams come true with Wanda’s Pie in the Sky in Kensington market. Made with all-natural ingredients, the pies are baked in Niagara peach, Ontario sour cherry, pear cranberry, traditional raisin and other fruity flavours. 
 Yummy wild blueberry pie. Image source.
From sweet to tangy, all pies are baked in buttery trans-fat free crusts. If cream pies are your thing, their key lime pie brings an original coconut-graham cracker crust to this longtime fan favourite.
Drake BBQ
Who says pies have to be fruit-filled? Not the Drake. They’ve got the pie for chocolate lovers. A gourmet take on the Oreo, whoopie pies are fun cake sandwiches with frosting middles. 
 Whoopie pies – what a steal! Image source.

Baked by Chef Anthony Rose, these pies are the perfect treat after a Drake BBQ dinner. Whoopie! 
Celebrate the fact that spring is almost here with some juicy fruit baked in pastry. Yum.