Pie Day is coming! Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. (or, we suspect, until the pies are gone), Sugaree Baking Company in Dogtown sells pie. And if you’re thinking, "Gosh, I can’t eat a whole pie," don’t let that stop you. There are two sizes, 6" and 10", the smaller one perfect for one or two people.
We stopped by and picked up a lemon meringue and a peach-raspberry from Pat Rutherfurd-Pettine and her husband, Jim Pettine at the bakery, which is at the corner of West Park and Tamm Avenues. It’s hard to say which we liked better. We both had aunts who were demon lemon pie bakers, and this lived up to those high standards, with a filling that was wonderfully tart and a velvety smooth meringue nicely browned. The lattice-top-crusted peach-raspberry’s pastry showed nicely, and the peaches were still slightly firm, rather than the slithery stuff so often found in out-of-season peach pies. And the combination of peaches and raspberries was a delight.
Still left in mid-afternoon were pumpkin, apple, cherry and chocolate cream. They’re taking orders for Thanksgiving, and plan to make their utterly divine rugelach, as good as anything made in Brooklyn, available, too. 6-inch pies $5, 10-inch pies $10.
Sugaree Baking Company
1242 Tamm Ave.