Who knew that National Pie Day is Monday, Jan. 23? And for those of us who love nothing more than mile-high meringue on dark chocolate, or a big slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate. With pie(s), of course.
Happily, I’ll be at the Disneyland Resort that day, and I’m heading straight to Disneyland park to dig into two of my favorites. The mini blueberry pie at Hungry Bear Restaurant tops the list – a mini-pie that I can devour without much guilt, served with a sugary latticed crust. Running a close second is the apple pie at the new Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe – again, personal-sized with that same fantastic crust, both the creations of Disneyland Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet.
Even better news ahead, fellow pie fans: the new Flo’s V-8 Café in Cars Land, set to debut this summer at Disney California Adventure park, already has four pies on the menu: Dutch apple-cheddar, strawberry rhubarb, Mississippi Mud and blueberry. My first order will be the rich Mississippi Mud.
Do you have a favorite Disneyland Resort pie?