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Best slice o' Apple Pie in Chicagoland?
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    Post #1 - June 23rd, 2009, 6:33 pm
    Post #1 - June 23rd, 2009, 6:33 pm Post #1 - June 23rd, 2009, 6:33 pm
    Momma Ghazi used to make the most amazing apple pie from scratch, and to date I have yet to find a restaurant that could come close (don't even tell me to bake one. . i am an eater of foods, not a maker!)

    What are your recommendations for the best apple pie? A recent slice at Depot American Diner was excellent and perhpas the best I've had in years.
  • Post #2 - June 24th, 2009, 6:02 pm
    Post #2 - June 24th, 2009, 6:02 pm Post #2 - June 24th, 2009, 6:02 pm
    Hoosier Mama's is my absolute favorite. Not too sweet, with a hefty serving of apples and a thick edge to the crust. She pre-cooks the apples before baking the pie, so you don't get the shrinkage that you often see. I believe she also uses some cool spices like star anise and whatnot as well as the regular cinnamon.

    Hoosier Mama Pie Company

    1618 1/2 Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (312) 243-4846

    www.hoosiermamapie.com
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  • Post #3 - June 24th, 2009, 8:34 pm
    Post #3 - June 24th, 2009, 8:34 pm Post #3 - June 24th, 2009, 8:34 pm
    The apple caramel pie is quite outstanding.


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  • Post #4 - June 24th, 2009, 8:58 pm
    Post #4 - June 24th, 2009, 8:58 pm Post #4 - June 24th, 2009, 8:58 pm
    My vote is for Fox and Obel. The crust is wonderfully tender. The apples are plump and not too sweet. It always feels perfect. I don't know how they do it but if feels like the apples are enveloped in a bit of custard.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

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  • Post #5 - June 24th, 2009, 9:05 pm
    Post #5 - June 24th, 2009, 9:05 pm Post #5 - June 24th, 2009, 9:05 pm
    I'll second TDAD, it's my favorite in Chicago thus far.
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  • Post #6 - June 24th, 2009, 10:33 pm
    Post #6 - June 24th, 2009, 10:33 pm Post #6 - June 24th, 2009, 10:33 pm
    I agree that Hoosier Mama's pie is truly excellent, perhaps the best in the city right now--by far the best I've had. I would choose Fox & Obel next--very respectable, but a distant second. It's not pie, but Floriole's caramel apple turnover is also outstanding.
  • Post #7 - June 25th, 2009, 11:13 am
    Post #7 - June 25th, 2009, 11:13 am Post #7 - June 25th, 2009, 11:13 am
    I love pie's and I'll have to mirror what has been said before, go to Hoosier Mama. There is a post about it somewhere on this board, just too lazy to c & p the link.
  • Post #8 - June 25th, 2009, 11:20 am
    Post #8 - June 25th, 2009, 11:20 am Post #8 - June 25th, 2009, 11:20 am
    Here's the Hoosier Mama thread:

    viewtopic.php?f=14&t=24585&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
  • Post #9 - June 25th, 2009, 11:26 am
    Post #9 - June 25th, 2009, 11:26 am Post #9 - June 25th, 2009, 11:26 am
    Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the Silver Palm has a really excellent apple pie. Apple pie + bourbon at the bar makes for a nice nightcap.

    The Silver Palm
    768 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60642-5939
    (312) 666-9322
  • Post #10 - June 27th, 2009, 12:15 pm
    Post #10 - June 27th, 2009, 12:15 pm Post #10 - June 27th, 2009, 12:15 pm
    I love apple pie, but I only liked Hoosier Mama's (which I had at Glenn's Diner last weekend). I guess that when it comes to apple pie I really prefer the traditional spices - allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon, and not too much of any of them. To me, the star should be really good, tart apples. In this case, I just didn't fall in love with the addition of star anise which was very noticeable.
  • Post #11 - May 24th, 2017, 1:30 pm
    Post #11 - May 24th, 2017, 1:30 pm Post #11 - May 24th, 2017, 1:30 pm
    Co-worker's birthday is coming up, and he's a pie fan. I nearly cried with joy.
    Apple seems to be the consensus over here.
    The first things that came to mind for apple pie were HM and First Slice, but I recall I had Gracie's from Medici on 57th ages ago and liked it. Has anyone had it lately? What's the verdict? I want to go but it's out of the way, so I'm weighing my options.

    Also, other recommendations are welcome too, but preferably in the city only. Thanks!
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  • Post #12 - May 24th, 2017, 3:37 pm
    Post #12 - May 24th, 2017, 3:37 pm Post #12 - May 24th, 2017, 3:37 pm
    Why not make HMP's Apple, rosewater and raspberry or sour cream and apple.

    Both are ridiculous!
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening

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