Baseball season is over (GO GIANTS!) Nutcracker season is not quite underway (for the audiences, that is…it’s well underway for dancers). So what season is it? PIE SEASON! Well, technically for me pie season is year round. I love pie. Some people like cupcakes, some people like donuts, I like pie. I LOVE pie. And more pies tend to pop up around this time of year because of the holidays. Plus EVERYTHING is pumpkin pie spice flavored…so PIE SEASON!
This love of pie, and pie season kicks off with my little “review” we’ll call it of The Pie Hole. Ever since they opened up their Pasadena location, I’ve spent way too much time and money there. It’s basically one of the best fatty things that’s ever happened to my fatty self.
Part of the reason The Pie Hole has become a frequent haunt, is that I have discovered my favorite pie there: Maple Custard Pie. It’s so delicious, it’s stupid. It’s so delicious, I wrote it a love poem. No seriously:
Ode to Maple Custard Pie
Maple Custard Pie
You’re number 1 in my book
You captured my heart
With just one look
So custardy cool
smooth and sweet
with just a hint of maple syrup
I can’t turn down such a tasty treat.
Okay, so I might have some issues. But I like pie, and the Pie Hole has yet to disappoint. Some of their other amazing flavors include:
Earl Grey – I don’t know what I was expecting when I had this, but
it tastes just like earl grey tea! This might be my second favorite.
Mexican Chocolate – This is honestly my least favorite, only because I’m not
exactly a chocolate person, and this is REALLY chocolatey.
If I liked chocolate, this would be awesome. It has that cinnamon-y taste
that you expect from some Abuelitas or something. :)
Cherry – my pie fall back every time. Since you know
not everywhere carries the amazingness that is maple custard pie
This was pretty yummy, although, seasonal.
Fresh Strawberry – Also delicious…also seasonal. Also, I think more pies
should be served with fresh whipped cream. REAL whipped cream.
Strawberry Basil Cheesecake – This takes a special place in the winner’s
circle, because it’s not quite pie, but it’s SO GOOD!
I pretty much judge ALL cheesecakes with an iron fist. I hate most.
But this was DELICIOUS. The texture was amazing. The flavor was exquisite.
And the crust…the crust was perfect. Unfortunately…
also a seasonal item.
And Finally, Moe’s Pumpkin pie. A perfectly yummy pumpkin pie.
Also a seasonal item, but available during “Pie Season.” So go get some! :)
(If anyone is reading this from Pie Hole, who is Moe?)
So if you’re ready to celebrate Pie Season, I suggest hitting up The Pie Hole. They also do breakfast and savory, although I have yet to try those. I’ll make sure to let you know if I do. Also, if you’re not in the mood for making your own pies during Pie Season, they take orders for whole pies.
Pasadena, CA 91105