Pumpkin. Pie. Combine Ingredients. Enjoy.
Halloween always means three things. Costumes, candy, and pumpkins. And what better way to enjoy a pumpkin than baked up in a delicious pie? Once you carve the guts out of those suckers, you gotta do something with 'em. And we advocate eating those guts, preferably with a big scoop of whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream. Dieting is for after the holidays, kids. As Jack Handey once said, "When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it's not, mmmmmmmm, boy."
If you don't feel like rolling up your shirtsleeves and getting your Darth Vader costume dirty this year, you can also head to one of Los Angeles' pie-tastic eateries, where you can eat your fill of pumpkin pie easily. We've cobbled together some of the best pie places in town, for your culinary pleasures.
PIE 'N BURGER
913 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Pie 'N Burger has been serving up delicious pie to the Southland since 1963. It's tucked away in Pasadena, but it's well worth the drive. Their menu boasts a huge amount of different types of pies, and you can wash them down with a burger. Or wash a burger down with some pie. Or make a pie burger. Hey, it's your stomach.
THE APPLE PAN
10801 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Home of arguably the best hamburger west of...the Atlantic Ocean since 1947, the Apple Pan shouldn't be overlooked for their pies as well. This no nonsense counter-style eatery will definitely leave an impression on you. Take a seat, slam-bang, you've been served. Delicious pie, and even better burgers. A real slice of Los Angeles history, order up.
FOUR 'N 20 RESTURANT AND PIE
4723 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607
They don't have a pie with four and twenty blackbirds baked in it, but they do serve up enormous slices of delicious, homemade pies. And they use enough whipped cream on these things to make a Rose Bowl Parade float out of, but we're not complaining. Come for the pie, stay for the hot chocolate, and leave before you get locked in.
If you're feeling adventurous and want to be a do-it-yourselfer, then read on and try out one of these three spooktacular pumpkin pie recipes.