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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanApple & salted caramel pie9-inch pie, $30. Valerie Confections. LA's queen of confections—Angelenos love Valerie Gordon's petits fours and chocolates—offers sweet pies like this apple and salted-caramel stunner. The double crust beauty holds up to its good looks with crunchy apples and a soft, buttery crust. The selling point? Salted caramel...we just wish there was more of it.
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanApple crumb pie9-inch pie, $22. The Village Bakery & Cafe. The Atwater Village bakery's pie tasted of apple pie bliss. The rustic pie has plenty of tart apples topped with a buttery, crunchy crumble and attains crust nirvana—a flaky creation to measure all crusts.
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanApple pie10-inch pie, $34. Sweet Butter Kitchen. The Sherman Oaks cafe/bakery offers an apple pie that tastes of childhood—soul-warming and made with a skilled hand just like Mom's.
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanApple pieSmall, 5-inch, $12.95; large (pictured), 9-inch, $35. Clementine. The beloved Century City cafe/bakery offers holiday pies in small (serves 1-2 people) and large (serves 6-8 people) like this classic apple that encases tart, crunchy apples inside a beautiful, delicate double crust.
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanApple pie8-inch pie, $28. Bouchon. More tart than pie, this dainty dessert from the Beverly Hills bakery starts with a sweet, delicate pate sucrée layered with Braeburn apples spiced with subtle hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Topped with an elegant crumb topping and powdered sugar, it's a Frenchman's take on the all-American.
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanApple pie9-inch pie, $30. Pie Hole. The one-and-a-half-year-old DTLA Arts Ditrict bakery makes a textbook version of the classic with chunky, cinnamon-flavored apple cubes baked inside a thick double crust.
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Photograph: Jakob N. LaymanApple pie9-inch pie, $17. Cafe Los Feliz. Nothing says Grandma's like a lattice top, and Cafe Los Feliz gives a nod to Grams with an old-school crust baked atop a smooth, apple sauce-like filling. There's nothing fancy here, just years of practice (the symmetry!) and lots of love.

4th of July in Los Angeles: LA's best apple pies

Nothing says being American more than eating apple pie. Show your sugar-laced patriotism with LA’s best apple pies this 4th of July in Los Angeles.

By Time Out Editors

This 4th of July in Los Angeles, show your stars and stripes by getting your sweet-tooth fix. We rounded up apple pies from LA's best bakeries and best restaurants and picked (with sugar-induced nausea) our blue ribbon favorites. From crumb and lattice topped to double crusted, here are LA's best apple pies. We can't think of anything more American.


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