Growing up in the country you learn to appreciate pie. I could always tell what season it was by the fruit pies being made by my grandma. Pie making was an art form at my grandma’s. She first would cut the chilled lard into the dry mixture with her pastry cutter. She then rolled the dough out on her pie board with such precision and care. Her crusts where always flaky and her pies always filled as high as the pan allowed. My grandmother made great pies. How I miss those pies.
This past year I set out to relive a childhood memory by hitting the backroads of Ohio in search of some of the best pies in Ohio. I still have not found pies as tasty my grandmother’s, but I have found some very close seconds. Below is my list of some of the best places to find delicious pies in Ohio.
Dutch Valley Bakery & Cafe
Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek
Gardner Pie Co.
191 Logan Ave., Barberton, OH
Gray House Pies
26075 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH
1015 Edison St., NW, Hartville, OH 330.877.9353
Mama Jo Homestyle Pies
Amherst Plaza, Amherst 440.960.7437
Medina Shopping Plaza Medina, OH 330.722.7437
Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen
14743 Old State Rd, Middlefield, OH
Miles Farmers Market
28560 Miles Road, Solon, OH 44139
Make sure you check out the Fruits of the Forest Pie (Voted #1 in Cleveland.)
657 High Street, Worthington, OH
2103 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH
Simply Delicious Pies
3433 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Troyer’s Home Pantry
668 W. Main, Apple Creek and 317 E. North Street Wooster
My grandmother never made a FRY PIE, but I have to say I am somewhat fond of them. What is a fry pie? They are pie dough rolled into a circle about 6-8 inches and then filling is placed on one side and the dough is then folded in half over the filling. Then they are sealed shut with a fork or hands, deep fried and topped with a sugar glaze.
Want to try one? Here are a few places you can grab those delicious bundles of goodness.
Ashery Country Store
8922 OH-241, Fredericksburg, OH
End of the Commons General Store
4366 Kinsman Road, Mesopotamia, OH 44439
Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery
5452 OH-557, Millersburg, OH
Nauvoo Family Market
15979 Nauvoo Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062
White House Fruit Farm
9249 State Rt. 62, Canfield, OH 44406
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