Apple pie for president!

Photo: Ryan Wheeler Photo: Ryan Wheeler

How do we like them apples? In cobblestoned layers beneath a tender, flaky crust, that’s how. Which is why, this fall, we’re voting for a slice from The Pie Chest, which owner Rachel Pennington packs with Granny Smith apples first marinated in a cinnamon and sugar mixture, then sautéed in a caramel made with Southern Comfort and baked in a buttery crust. And don’t forget a scoop of homemade ice cream. It’s pie’s perfect running mate.

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If you’re sour on apples, stay tuned for the honey-spiced pear, which Pennington says is featured in the fall.