You can find a pie most places, but a pie that melts in your mouth and makes you proud to be an American? That’s a bit more rare. And that’s where Valley Caterers in Franklin Square comes in. There’s a high risk of drooling over the display case as you try to choose between the 30 pies baked fresh daily.
Fruit or chocolate filling? Apple, apple crumb, French apple or apple raspberry? Key lime or cookies and cream? No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong at Valley.
And in case you need help narrowing down what to take home for dessert, here’s a look at some of Valley’s best slices.
Blueberry—The foundation of every pie is its crust, and Valley gets it right with its sturdy, yet flaky, filling walls. Filled with a healthy serving of flavorful blueberries, this classic pie is delicious, without being overly sweet.
Chocolate peanut butter mousse—Peanut butter lovers will fall in love with this creamy, indulgent pie, which is topped with miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups. The fluffy peanut butter mousse is flavorful, without overpowering the chocolate.
Pineapple pecan—Summer and fall seem to blend together in this pie, which has a nice balance of sweet and tartness. Leaning more on the pineapple than pecan side in regard to flavor, this savory treat is a bit off the beaten pie path, but is definitely worth the try.
Cherry crumb—The flavor explodes with the cherry crumb pie, which features luscious cherries sandwiched between soft crust and crumble. Unlike other pies which overdo it, either with the fruit or crust/crumble, Valley gets the ratio perfect, making every bite utterly decadent.
Coconut custard—Unlike some coconut pies, which seem to consist solely of stringy shredded coconut, Valley’s pie is the perfect texture. Once again, the pie makes a stand on flavor, without being overwhelming or overly sweet.
Apple raspberry—Valley offers more than six types of apple pie, but apple raspberry is one of the true standouts. This sweet, flaky pie goes perfect with ice cream and is the quintessential summer pie.
Valley Caterers is located at 560 Franklin Ave., Franklin Square. For more information call 516-561-6191 or visit www.valleycaterers.com.