Apple pie. It doesn’t get any more classic in the world of desserts. From cozy cafés in Pie Town (yes, a real town in New Mexico!) to bakeries in Ruidoso, New Mexico’s pie shops will set you up with that perfectly sweet, tart, and crispy-crusted apple pie. Here are the 10 best in the state.
Everything is in New Mexico apple pie order at this tiny eatery in the middle of the western part of nowhere in the state. Pie Town is, of course, famous for its namesake dessert and this cafe is at the top of the list of favorite stops. Look for the world’s only true “pie chart” and be sure to have a slice of the apple green Hatch chile piñon pie.
It’s as easy as pie to eat more than one slice of the apple pie made fresh daily here. The crust is flaky and buttery, the apples are dusted with a hint of cinnamon and it comes out of the oven a beautiful golden brown. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit awhile—the aroma emanating from the kitchen is intoxicating.
If you love pie, and who doesn’t, try the mini apple pie—more than a slice but less than a whole pie. The perfect size. The pastry cases are a delight for the eyes and the smells wafting through this small bakery make your mouth water. All pastries are baked fresh every day and fly out of the cases. Get off the highway for this delicious pit stop.
A bright red sign identifies this rustic bakery as “Home of the Famous Mountain Top Pies.” It’s an apt description. The town, and bakery, sits at 8,600 feet in the Sacramento Mountains. A visit is well-worth the trek. The homemade caramel apple walnut pie is a tasty trifecta of flavors.
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This landmark local restaurant has been serving diners since 1944 in a 400-year-old adobe. Sadly, it’s no longer in the pink, but the food, however, is, especially the French apple pie. It’s a longstanding family recipe that blends the best apples of the harvest with a warm, caramelized sauce and a dollop of ice cream that’s sizzling when served. It’s a hot and cold explosion of goodness.
For more than 30 years, this family-owned bakery has been cooking up sweet treats for locals and tourists traveling the Mother Road. The homemade apple pie, a highlight, is made fresh every day. Pie is sold whole, not by the slice so it’s a perfect opportunity to share. Get there early and beat the rush, they sell out.
There’s a reason this award-winning bakery earned the Best Bakery and Best Desserts acknowledgement by the readers of the Las Cruces Sun-News for multiple years. The truly scrumptious sweets are finger-licking good. Why use a fork? For the apple and Dutch apple crumb pie, topped with a buttery mix of flour and brown sugar that’s browned to bubbly perfection, of course.
This old historic apple barn is, as you might guess, famous for its baked apple streusel crumble pie, made just the way your grandmother might have. The apples in each pie are perfectly ripe, crisp and tart. The streusel topping is a buttery, crumbly mix that takes a simple apple pie to new taste heights. The pie, and the place, is an unforgettable experience.
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Fresh, homemade food is on the agenda here and, of course, the menu. There are more than a dozen pies to choose from, but the apple is authentic—a flaky buttery crust filled with perfectly ripe apples and a touch of spice. You’ll be pie-eyed after eating a slice.
What better place to have a piece of pie then at a quaint, blue house that reminds you of home. It’s only open at breakfast time, but eating pie for breakfast is as American as, well, the apple nut pie served here. Sit outside, enjoy this sweet treat before the day unfolds.