Comedian Colin Mochrie samples the city’s best pies for throwing (or eating!)

We asked comedian Colin Mochrie to taste T.O.’s best fruit pies. We won’t bore you with the details of which pies are most aerodynamic — instead what follows is Colin’s pick for T.O’s fruit pie champion.

WINNER: SWEETIE PIE

FRUIT PIE

“That’s very nice, because sometimes rhubarb can be very, very sweet. But this is just right, and the strawberry comes out after the rhubarb, which is very nice. It has a nice nose to it, smells very nice.”

mysweetiepie.ca  1639 Bayview Ave., $26.99

RUNNER-UP: DESSERT LADY

fruit pie

“Nice, classic apple pie. It’s a very strong crust. It stays firm, doesn’t break. It’s not runny, the apples have a firmness to them. They’re the right amount of sweet. It’s a good, classic pie. Pleasing to look at, lovely to taste.”

dessertlady.ca  1 Sultan St., $16

MABEL’S

fruit pie

“Blueberry is very healthy. We should all have blueberries in our diet. And that pie is very nice. The pastry is good, almost like a biscuit kind of crust. The berries are really nice. It seems like the right amount of sweetness. It’s a very well-made pie.”

mabelsbakery.ca  746 St. Clair Ave. W., $21.99

EPI BAKEHOUSE

fruit pie

“I like the combination of peach and raspberry, and I like the crumble. Add ice cream to it and, because it’s a runnier pie, it’s pretty nostalgic. My mother made all of her pies runny, and the kids would have pie ice cream soup.”

epibakehouse.com  1526 Bayview Ave., $22

WANDA’S PIE IN THE SKY

fruit pie

“It’s very pretty. I admire the presentation, and how it all stays together. There’s a taste in it I can’t quite identify, and it has a very strong aftertaste.”

wandaspieinthesky.com  287 Augusta Ave., $30

PHIPP’S DESSERTS

fruit pie

“It’s flaky. It’s good, it’s very sweet. The crust is crunchy, which is very nice. I like a good crust. The crust can, in some cases, make or break the pie. I very much admire the artistry that went into making it.”
phippsdesserts.ca  1875 Leslie St., #21, $15

FLAKY TART

FRUIT PIE

“It has a very nice presentation. I love that the filling is staying within the crust. And, the crust seems to stay fairly together when you cut into it, and the addition of the sugar on top is very nice.”
flakytart.com  711 Mount Pleasant Rd., $17

PHIPP’S  BAKERY

FRUIT PIE

“In my opinion, I do find raspberry pies very sweet. I think this would be great with a nice scoop of ice cream. It would complement the flavour very nicely.”
phippsbakerycafe.ca  420 Eglinton Ave. W., $23.99