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Lyman Orchards Bumbleberry Pie

In Canada, where it originates, it’s also known as “kitchen sink” pie since ingredients can range from rhubarb to apples to currants. Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT, makes theirs with apples, cherries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. “It’s perfect for indecisive eaters at your holiday table,” laughs Jennifer Altschuler, director of marketing for Lyman Orchards. Pies here are made using a generations-old family recipe and they taste like it. Fillings are fresh from the farm, not canned or pre-cooked. Each pie is filled, topped and crimped by hand.

Their pies can be ordered online ($35) or purchased at Big Y grocery store in Bethel, CT. But a day trip to Lyman Orchards with the family makes a wonderful outing as well, and their pies are available there in their market. “Our main attraction is our pick-yourown orchards and fields,” says Altschuler. The orchards grow nearly 100 varieties of fruits to pick between mid-June and October including honeyberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, jostaberries, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears, pumpkins and squash.

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