Where to find the best fruit pies in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s abundance of locally-grown fruit means bakers have many options when it comes to dreaming up mouth-watering recipes for award-winning pies.

In recent years, fruit pies have fared well at the baking industry’s premier event for pie makers, the Bakels Supreme Pie Awards.

Here are the 2016 award-winning fruit pies, and recent award winners.

Best gourmet fruit pie in New Zealand

Gold (blueberry, spiced apple and apricot)

Dairy Flat Bakery

1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD4, Auckland

Silver (caramelised walnut, Black Doris plum)

Havelock North New World

400 Heretaunga St East, Hastings

Bronze (apple)

Bakers Oven

687 Whangaparaoa Rd, Stanmore Bay, Auckland

Highly commended (Cointreau pear, apple and cherry cheesecake)

Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery

19 Bethlehem Town Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Other finalists

Paetiki Bakery and Cafe

30 Spa Road, Taupo

Euro Deli Bakery

557 Devon St East, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Pierces Home Bakery

78 Barrington Street, Christchurch, Canterbury

B2B Bakery and Cafe

373 Church St, Palmerston North, Manawatu

Kapiti Cakes & Bakery

9 Coastlines Parade, Paraparaumu, Wellington

Mairangi Bay Bakery

336d Beach Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Past winners

2015

Gold (blueberry and spiced apple)

Dairy Flat Bakery

1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD4, Auckland

2014

Gold

Dairy Flat Bakery

1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD4, Auckland

2013

Gold (brandied apple and apricot with sweet grape)

Mairangi Bay Bakery

336d Beach Rd, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

2012

Gold and Supreme Award (gingered peach and pear with Cointreau)

Viands Bakery

80 Lyon St, Kihikihi, near Te Awamutu

2011

Gold and Supreme Award (plum, port and apple)

Viands Bakery

80 Lyon St, Kihikihi, near Te Awamutu

Source: Bakels Supreme Pie Awards


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