Baker Street Handcrafted Apple Pies are now at Loblaws, Dominion, Loblaws Great Food, The Real Canadian Superstores and Atlantic Superstores across Quebec and Atlantic Canada. These pies are made with Granny Smith apples, unbleached flour, real butter and brown sugar. They contain no additive, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.
Lucky me, I got to taste test one in my own home! Hand-delivered on a grey afternoon, I thought this was just the cutest pie ever. I think it was their 6″ pie but they also come in 3.5″ and a 9″ sizes.
My husband began to eat his piece, took a second and then said, “It’s good. Yours is better.” I would say Reg is a man of few words but that would be a lie. When he is enjoying food he does become succinct and knows what he likes. The fact that he liked this pie at all is a huge deal. We NEVER buy store-bought pies. He grew up on homemade pies and nothing has compared. Until now.
Lorraine did not like the doming of the pie and thought it odd that there were no vents on the sides of the pie (just the hole on the top) to keep this from happening. The size of the apple pieces were too big for her, she prefers smaller but she did like the flavour. She thought the spicing was quite good and not too strong. She gave the pie three and a half out of five wooden spoons.
Personally, I was downright impressed. Every time I have taken a bite of store-bought pies all I taste is stale food. They are usually made with a cookie crust (unforgivable), have been previously frozen and possible freezer-burned and the fruit never tastes fresh.
Eating this apple pie, was the total opposite experience. I searched for any hint of staleness and it was not there. The doming was a bit weird but for me, that is just aesthetics, I could care less. It was the flavour that mattered. Yes, the apples were larger cut than I would have chosen but they melted in your mouth. They were not crunchy, I hate crunchy apples in a pie. The crust was light and flaky, very well done. I must admit, I may have tasted a pinch of love in that pie.
If I was a busy foodie and needed a treat for a special event (or some comfort food) I would pick up this pie at my Superstore. I think it is very smart that the pies come in three different sizes. Not everyone has a big family and this way you can buy a mini-pie just for you on those days you need a treat. Is it worth paying a bit more for this pie than the typical $5 pie that I find inedible? Absolutely!
In comparison to pies at the store, this product gets five out of five wooden spoons. In comparison to homemade pies, I give it four out of five wooden spoons.