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Rustique Pies: Delicious, but where's the filling?

During the warm summer months up north near my country house, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries grow wild and free in many wooded areas.  The blueberries are the most bountiful and picking them is back breaking but oh so worth it.  I really enjoy blueberry pies and muffins, so when I heard of this new Rustique Pie Kitchen that opened in St. Henri, I knew I had to pay them a visit.

After a delicious lunch across the street at Campanelli's, I headed over to Rustique Pies for a little dessert.  Upon entering the quaint little shop, I was greeted with the most delicious smell of fresh baked pies and other sweet treats.  A really delicious smell that immediately caused me to drool.  I quickly decided that the best way to try a little bit of everything was to get a little bit of everything - duh!  I chose the six pie box and selected an array of little pies.  


The lemon meringue was absolutely delicious.  The crust was amazing, perfect - extraordinary!  The filling was just delicious and not overly lemony.  Then I tried the sugar pie.  The crust was again perfect, the best pie crust I have ever had to date.    Flaky, crumbly and just delicious, I have no other words to describe it - kudos to the chef!!!  The filling was OK, not the greatest I've had but it was still good.  The chocolate pie was really good, I enjoyed it a lot and so did my sister.  




Then came the fruit pies; blueberry, peach and cherry.  The crust as I said before is outstanding, but that doesn't mean that I don't want any filling.  We all found the pies to be overloaded with crust and lacking in the filling department.  The blueberry pie tasted the same as the cherry which tasted the same as the peach one.  I was not the only one to notice this.  Everyone who ate the pies with me agreed that all the pies had an excellent crust however they were lacking in flavour and couldn't tell the difference between each pie.  This was a huge disappointment!  

I will agree that the crust is hands down the best pie crust around, but I can't say the same about the fillings.  The lack of tasting real fruit in any of their fillings was really disappointing as I was really hoping to taste the best pies in town.  Maybe my expectations were too high, however I do think a pie place should specialize in fillings as well as the crust.   I will be back to sample more pies and try their other baked goods.  I heard their hello dolly squares and lemon bars are extraordinary, I will definitely be back to try them.           






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