Sportsbar pie scores big

Hard Stones Grill, Kemptville, Ontario

A sportsbar isn't the most obvious place where you'd expect to eat great apple pie, but in this case I was pleasantly surprised. When I asked what pies they had on their menu on the day of my visit, one of the choices was apple crumble pie. Needless to say I was looking forward to dessert even before I got my soup.

And when I got to the pie, I was not disappointed. This slice of pie was nicely presented on a plate with caramel drizzle. It looked a little disheveled, probably because they had put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. (As usual, I won't include the ice cream in my rating.)

It tasted even better than it looks!

The pie was served warm, which greatly enhances the flavour. The filling was nice and moist with a good dose of cinnamon, but it was a bit shallow. I mean, the apples slices were thin and there were less of them than I would expect.

The bottom crust was hardly noticeable, as it should be in my mind, especially for a crumble pie.  But the outside crust was a bit too thick for my liking.  I cannot really say it was dry, but there was too much of it.

In spite of that, this was a very good slice of pie.


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