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6 Bakeries In Northern California That Serve Apple Pie Just Like Mom Used To Make

Warm, gooey apple filling. Crisp, flaky, butter crust. The steamy aroma of cinnamon and cloves. For those of us who grew up in the Northern California countryside, nothing says home baked like a seasonal apple pie in the heart of harvest time.

Luckily for us, there are dozens of apple farms and orchards with their own pie shops throughout the state. These places use recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation to make that delicious homemade treat just like mom used to.

Here are just a few:

Apple pies scream harvest season and always herald the coming of autumn for those of us who grew up in Northern California. Even if you don’t get out into the countryside like you used to, have a slice of one of these pies and you’ll instantly be transported back to a simpler time.

Jill Sanford
Born and raised in the heart of Northern California's Gold Country, Jill now lives in Truckee, CA and dabbles as a creative storyteller and freelance journalist. She is an outdoor recreation enthusiast who loves the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the quirky people who have made their homes there. Jill loves skiing, hiking, and paddling in the backcountry as well as exploring the rural parts of California that most people have never heard about. She is also a big fan of small town pride, list making, hand lettering and typography, and empowering women and girls in the outdoors. Read more of her work at or follow her instagram adventures @jillcsanford.