It’s always apple season and you can get fresh apples of all types at farmers’ markets and grocery stores. That means that local bake shops and restaurants are getting them too, and turning them into delicious apple pies. You might feel like baking your own, but if you aren’t the baking type or you just want to enjoy the sweet reward without the work and messy kitchen, here are some great places that you can get just a slice or a whole apple pie in Pittsburgh.
The Pie Place
1775 N. Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Located in Upper St. Clair, The Pie Place has won awards for its apple pie. The Pie Place bakes all of its desserts in house using fresh local ingredients. You can enjoy classic apple or Dutch apple pie and you can even get a sugar-free version if you order in advance. You can enjoy your pastry with a cup of coffee at the bakery or take a full-size or personal-size pie home to enjoy after dinner.
2573 Brandt School Road
Wexford, PA 15090
What better place to get an apple pie than from the orchard itself? Located in Wexford, Soergel Orchards has a country store where you can purchase its freshly made apple pies. It is also a great place to pick up some fresh apples to make your own pie. It is a great place to purchase some fresh-baked items and fresh fruits and vegetables as well.
Om Nom Bake Studio
5134 Clariton Blvd.
PIttsburgh, PA 15236
Located in the Pittsburgh Public Market, Om Nom Bake Studio makes cookies, pies and cakes with fresh local ingredients that Pittsburghers can enjoy each weekend. It also sells cookies at various coffee shops in town. It has baked goods like the traditional apple pie as well as some interesting and wacky flavor combinations. Om Nom Bake Studio is fast becoming a Pittsburgh favorite and hopes to one day have a storefront in addition to its location at the Pittsburgh Public Market
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.