Do you know of a place with EXCELLENT fresh apple pies or apple cobblers in NH or VT? I realize that there are several good brands sold at supermarkets, but I'm looking for something fresh. A place near Lebanon, NH would be best, but since the person is an apple pie/cobbler connoisseur, I'm willing to have something delivered by courier from further away. The important thing is that the pie be truly great.
I'd like to order an apple pie for someone as a gift. The recipient is a real apple pie connoisseur, so I'd like to get a really GREAT pie. The two mail order places that have the best reviews are Julian Pie Company and Elegant Farmer (but they want $100 for shipping), but the reviews are from people who bought the pies fresh from the store.
1. If you know anything about the above places, would you recommend them? Are there any other places that have great mail order pies?
2. Will the quality of such a pie be greatly degraded with overnight shipping? Am I better off getting a decent apple from a nearby bakery that can deliver same-day or a GREAT pie that's shipped overnight?
Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!