Nothing says fall quite like warm apple pie, complete with a flaky crusty, gooey apple and cinnamon filling and a dollop of cool ice cream. As you will see below, the best apple pies in DC come in many different forms, including deep-dish, miniature, skillet, personal and by the slice. Different, but equally as delicious, these pies will help you enjoy the fall season to the fullest. Head to the following locations to try them right away.
910 F St. N.W.
Washington DC 20004
District of Pi is known for its hearty, deep-dish pizzas, and its apple pie is certainly no less delicious. Made with a crunchy and flavorful cornmeal crust, this apple pie is sold for $5.95. It comes with your choice of sweet and salty caramel ice cream or classic vanilla. Tart and sweet, it is the only dessert the restaurant serves, so you know it has to be good.
3423 M St. N.W.
Washington DC 20007
Started by three sisters, the Pie Sisters is a small shop in Georgetown that focuses on all things pie. Since opening in 2010, it has grown in popularity and is now known for having some of the best pies in the area. In addition to selling whole pies and slices of pie, it also sells miniature pies called pie cups. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, these adorable cups are as tasty as they are fun to look at. One of the best flavors is the classic apple pie cup, which entails a flaky pie crust, stuffed to the brim with sweet bits of cinnamon apple. Enjoy one for $4.
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950 15th St. N.W.
Washington DC 20005
Georgia Brown’s restaurant specializes in Southern cuisine, which means its home-style apple pie is one of the sweetest and most delicious in Washington DC. Baked in a small, personal-size skillet, this apple pie is made with a crispy brown butter crust and hearty Granny Smith apples. The scoop of cinnamon ice cream on top brings out the warm cinnamon flavor of the apple filling, making the dessert a perfect combination of warm and cold. It is available for $8.75.
Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Blue Duck Tavern’s pie is probably the most famous in the city, and has been featured by numerous food magazines and blogs. Each individual pie is made with a homemade crust, filled with applesauce and a rich apple filling, topped with more crust and a little apricot drizzle, and then served to you whole. Perfect for sharing with your dinner date, this pie is the ultimate end to your dinner. Too full to indulge in this decadent dessert? No worries. The staff at Blue Duck Tavern is happy to pack up your pie for you to take home to enjoy later that night…or for breakfast. Order one for $9, or make your own. The recipe is featured on the Blue Duck Tavern blog on the website.
1339 H St. N.E.
Washington DC 20002
This pie shop, which has locations in DC and Baltimore, as well as a food truck, makes several different kinds of apple pie, including a roasted apple cinnamon pie and an apple crumb pie. But the most popular of all the pies is the classic apple pie. Mile high with layers of apple slices, it is sweet and tart, crunchy and soft, warm and earthy. Order a slice for $6.50 or a whole pie for $30.
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