It’s hard to imagine improving on the best fruit the North Fork has to offer, but these spots may just have done it. Here’s our very subjective list of the area’s top farm stand fruit pies.
APPLE CARAMEL WALNUT
Bayview Market & Farms, Riverhead
Delicate apples are layered with delightfully crunchy walnuts. The crust is flaky and sturdy and the top is thoroughly drizzled in caramel. Everything comes together in a scrumptious combination of nutty, salty and sweet. $18.50
Breitenbach Farms, Aquebogue
A cherry pie is iconic. A tanned golden crust crimped in a wavy pattern surrounds a crunchy, crumbly top. Little windows of deep, ruby cherries peek out from underneath just calling out to be eaten. This is exactly what you see with the cherry pie from Breitenbach Farms, and it tastes as delicious as it looks — buttery and tart. $7.99 for 5-inch, $19.99 for 9-inch.
PEACH CREAM PIE
Briermere Farms, Riverhead
Even at a bakery where people have been known to line up for hours to wait for a pie, the cream pies are a fan favorite. The peach version — layers of whipped cream and sweet orange peaches atop a hefty crust — is not for the faint of heart. But it’s so worth the full tummy. $39
APPLE CRUMB PIE
Hallock’s Cider Mill, Laurel
If you’re in a search for the perfect dessert of fall, pick up this autumnal pie from Hallock’s Cider Mill. The thinly sliced, cinnamon-spiced apples hold their shape even after baking, and the crumbly topping on top is crunchy and sweet. $10 for small, $18 for large.
Orient Country Store, Orient
Orient Country Store makes
a crust with few rivals, and their blueberry pie is a beauty. The flaky, layered crust has a geometric lattice pattern
and is sprinkled with toasty sugar. Underneath, tiny beads of blueberries stain the edges of the crust a pretty purple.
A delicious not-too-sweet bite. $40
PEACH BLUEBERRY PIE
Country View Farm Stand, Southold
Sometimes it’s hard to choose between a stone fruit pie or a berry pie, especially when those fruits are coming from the North Fork. This pie combines the best of both. The crust holds up well with no sog — just warm it up just a little bit and top it with a scoop of ice cream. $20