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With a flakey crust, and a light taste of cinnamon entwined in the apple filling, apple pies are the perfect American dessert. We’ve scoured Orange County and found the following restaurants and bakeries we recommend if you want to enjoy the feeling of homemade comfort food without the hassle of making it yourself. So, the next time you have a backyard get-together, consider these options. Visit our original list of the Best Apple Pie In Orange County.
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(credit: Michelle Mears-Gerst)


Riley’s Farms
12261 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399
(909) 797-7534
www.rileysfarm.com

Located just south of the San Bernardino National Forest in a picturesque place is Riley’s Farm. Famous for its apples, it is one of the largest orchards in Oak Glen and supports a large assortment of apples with almost 100 varieties. With such a rich selection to choose from, it should come as no surprise that the apple pies at Riley’s Farm are some of the best ones in Southern California. The ultra-large tasty pies are held up with mounds of apples baked with a touch of lemon and a helping of cinnamon and brown sugar. Their Crumb Crust Apple Pie is absolutely delicious and is made special for each order. Making a pie here is not just about turning them out. In fact, they only make as many as they think they’re going to sell so if you arrive late, you might not get your chance to bite into this delicious treat! You can however preorder either a three or five pound pie from the bakery or enjoy a slice at the Hawks Head Public House, a full service tavern where servers are dressed in colonial attire, and greet you with smile and a bow or curtsey.

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(credit: Granny’s Best American Pies)


The Purple Pie Shop, Granny’s Best American Pies
At the Old City Plaza
Dreamy Sweets Bakery
111 W. Avenida Palizada, Suite 15B
San Clemente, CA
(949) 444-2532
www.grannyspie.info

Found in San Clemente, the mission at Granny’s Pies is to ignite a love for apple pies. The owners, who claim to have had this excitement ever since their grandmother baked those pies as kids, mastered their Ganny’s recipe and her finest ingredients to make some of the best pies anywhere in OC and the world. With secret spices and their own blend of special ingredients, its simply delicious. Although these pies are made in Orange County, they can ship right to your door so you can enjoy homemade apple pies anywhere in the United States with your friends and family.

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(credit: Bob Ortiz Photography)


Summit House Restaurant
2000 East Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 671-4111
www.summithouse.com

The English have been baking apple pies for centuries and at the Summit House, they serve a unique warm apple tarte. The Granny Smith Apple Tarte at Summit House is made with fresh caramelized cinnamon apples with a white chocolate cream cheese filling topped with hot caramel sauce and is definitely not your typical American apple pie. With a hospitable feeling where memories are created around conversations and laughter with friends, its a great place to grab a plate of warm apple dessert.

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Polly’s Pies and Restaurant
136 N. Raymond
Fullerton CA. 92831
(714) 526-7741
www.pollyspies.com

There is no need to heat up your kitchen this summer. Polly’s Pies and Restaurant is happy to wrap up a fresh apple pie for you and your family. Sure to impress even the toughest critic, Polly’s Pies offers a wide selection of Pies including their Uncle Eddie’s Signature Apple Pie Delight which comes with famous golden, flaky crust apples, warmed and dressed with old fashioned vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce. If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying this delight, you are missing out. Aside from that signature dish, the bakery offers several other oven baked double crust pies including options such as apple, apricot, blueberry, boysenberry, old world cherry, peach and rhubarb. Other seasonal fresh fruit pies offered are strawberry, peach, blackberry, raspberry and more.

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(credit: Bonert’s Pies)


Bonert’s Slice of Pie
2727 S Susan St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 540-3535
www.bonertsfoods.com

Offering affordable high quality pies, Bonert’s Slice Of Pie is something special. Whether you choose their delicious Dutch Apple pie made from firm, ripe apples carmelized to perfection and encased in flaky tender crust, or thier Apple Lattice Pie, you can’t go wrong. Time and time again locals come back for more due to the tasty flavors and friendly staff.

What are your favorite apple pies in Orange County? Share in the comments below!
Writer Michelle Mears-Gerst has mastered her family’s apple pie recipe even picking the fruit from the family’s tree, a true farm to table dessert. You can find her at @sunnynsocal or on Facebook.