Taste Test

4 Fruit Pies You Need to Eat this Season

A sampling of East Bay fruit pies

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As far as pastries go, nothing says élégance and saveur quite like a fruit pie. With the apples, peaches and berries reaching the peak of their season, we couldn’t help but indulge in some fresh from the oven varieties. Read on to taste some of our local faves.

Wishing Stone Farm’s sweet little galettes might have won the cuteness contest: we loved the caramelized sugar that bejeweled the top dough folds and the savory, juicy filling. The peaches and blueberries had obviously just been picked. 25 Shaw Rd, Little Compton. 401-592-0285.

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We evidently received Sweet Berry Farm’s signature pie – the assorted berries had the irreplaceable natural sweetness you find in the ripest of fruits. When we saw the braided crust and latticed center, we knew it had been baked with love. As one of our staff-members said, “it’s like grandma made it.” 19 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown. 401-847-3912. 

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The best part about the Johnson’s Roadside Farm apple pie – apart from the gently cooked apple slices – was the buttery, flaky pastry crust that gave it an ideal crunchy consistency. The light cinnamon and lemon zest finished the pie with a subtle, delicious taste. 445 Market St, Swansea. 508-379-0349. 

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Young Family Farm’s peach pie had the ying and the yang of tartness and sweetness. The mellow, generously sized peach wedges melted on our tongues and our teeth joyously sank into the pie’s signature soft crust. 260 W Main Road, Little Compton. 401- 635-0110.