Apple pie is the quintessential American dessert. This does not mean all apple pie is created equal. Here is a list of places where you can get some seriously awesome apple pie, perfect for sampling this summer on American holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755

This is easily the most famous apple pie in town, and for good reason. It is also the most delicious. The buttery crust, the sweet and perfect apple filling, combined with the mounds of vanilla ice cream and generous drizzle of housemade caramel sauce, just make this pie irresistible. Keep in mind when you order this apple pie you are getting the whole pie, not just a slice! The pie is perfect to split between two people. It is available for $19.

Pie Sisters
3423 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-7437

With a name like Pie Sisters, you know that you are going to get a delicious pie from this Georgetown bakery. Their classic apple pie features a double crust and a sweet, hearty apple filling. Choose from a whole 9-inch pie, a slice of pie, a mini pie or a pie bite. There is a size that will please everyone! The price depends on the size of pie that you order.

Dangerously Delicious Pies
1339 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Clearly, Dangerously Delicious Pies specializes in pies. But what you may not have known is that they offer not one, not two, but three different kinds of apple pie. Tehri classic apple pie is one of their most requested pies. It is piled high with apples and has a sweet, crispy crust. The apple crumb pie is topped with oats and brown sugar, adding an element of crunch to the pie. Then, there is the roasted apple chess pie, which has apples and a cinnamon-infused custard layer. This one is clearly the most decadent of the three! No matter what, you are bound to get a delicious apple pie here! Pies are $30 and slices are $6.50.

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Praline Bakery 
4611 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 229-8180

The rustic apple pie at Praline is truly life-changing. Granny Smith apples are cooked with cinnamon and sugar and then layered under an all-encompassing sugar crust. It is simple, beautiful and delectable. Order one today for $28.

Baked & Wired 
1052 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(703) 663-8727

This popular bakery takes the cake by offering no less than four different kinds of apple pie. Try the apple blueberry crumb pie, the apple cranberry crumb pie, the apple crumb pie and the simple apple pie with a double crust. Each pie is sold for $39, plus a refundable pie plate deposit. Choose the one that sounds the best to you, or try all four!

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