It's been an exhausting few weeks for this food reporter as she drove all over Long Island eating fruit pies. My relentless search turned up 10 great sources. Check out the story, and let me know if I left out your favorite pie haunt.
One thing I gleaned from all my .?.?. research .?.?. is that most bakery pies can't hold a candle to homemade. And so I also submit this recipe for what many home bakers consider the ne plus ultra of apple pies, Rose Levy Beranbaum's recipe for “The Best All-American Apple Pie.“