America’s Best Apple Pies

Unlike cakes and fancy pastries, pie generally doesn’t have dazzling looks to fall back on: Perfection lies in the taste and texture of t...
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A la Mode; Seattle

After leaving a PR gig, owner Chris Porter used the baking tips he learned from his mom to start an online pie delivery service. Porter’s flakey crust, with bits of butter that melt into the filling, developed such a following that he later expanded the business to include this modern café with metal stools and a walnut butcher-block counter. His Gala apple–and–Bartlett pear pie, redolent of cinnamon and ginger, is popular for fall. When ordered to stay, it comes with a softball-size scoop of local Bluebird ice cream.

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