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Monday, March 12, 2012

San Francisco's Top 10 Dessert Pies

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM

click to enlarge Sensible advice from Mission Pie. - JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman
  • Sensible advice from Mission Pie.

​As sweet cities go, San Francisco is

definitely up there with the best of them, thanks to bakeries across

the city catering to our every sugary whim. We went in search of the

greatest dessert pies in the city and found there were more than

plenty to choose from. Here are our ten favorites.

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10. Miz Lynn's Pies

You can find Miz Lynn's pies at farmers markets around the city, as well as at the Harvest Ranch market on 8th and Howard. And when you pick them up, prepare for surprises -- the spice apple cranberry pie tastes more like lemon than anything else, but its super zesty, stunningly sweet taste is a thrill for your taste buds. Similarly, the sweet potato pie is so much like pumpkin it could've fooled us in a taste test. Miz Lynn's would benefit from using more fresh fruit, but the pies are yummy nonetheless.

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9. Devil's Teeth

   3876 Noriega

The desserts at this Outer Sunset bakery are as sinfully delicious as the name would suggest and their apple pie is one of the finest in the whole city. They also do the cutest miniature banana cream pie puffs in the world and make dog treats (free for customers) that your pooch will love. Great service with a smile and there are tables here so you can enjoy your treat on the spot. Delicious.  

8. Yvonne's Southern Sweets

    ​5128 Third Street

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Hunter's Point might not be the first place you think of when you're wanting something sweet, but Yvonne's little bakery offers up mouth-watering slices of down home Southern comfort. The perfect crust on her peach cobbler alone makes the journey worthwhile, but the sweet potato pie is a delight as well. (Side note: we know this is a pie list, but we'd recommend trying a slice of the dense and fluffy 7-Up cake while you're in there -- it's divine.)

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