My first time eating an Olallieberry Pie, it took me several tries just to pronounce it correctly. I went to lunch with my boss and his daughter, who was interning for my department at the time and she told me I had to try this pie. To be honest, I thought she was messing with me when she was telling me the name because I have never heard of an Olallieberry before that day. Yet, being a food lover herself she guaranteed me that I would love this pie, so I tried it and I have to say it was love at first bite! Olallieberries are an amazing balance of sweet and tart, which make it a perfect berry for making pies. From a taste perspective, an Olallieberry taste like a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. Normally I am not a huge fan of fresh fruit pies, because normally the fruits are either too tart or the syrup is just way too sweet. At Polly’s Pie’s the Olallieberry truly is the warm bowl of porridge in Goldilocks… not too tart and not too sweet, it’s just right!
Right after I devoured my slice of Polly’s Olallieberry Pie, I immediately ordered a whole pie to go so I could let my wife and friends try it that night. Now just to illustrate how good this pie is, that whole pie never saw the next day. Now they say too much of a good thing is never good for you, but I’ve never been able to test out that theory with Olallieberry Pies because this awesome pie is only around for a few weeks a year in June. It turns out the Olallieberry season is a small window so if you want to enjoy one you have to get it when it is around. I will make sure I announce the Olallieberry pie’s presence when I see these it available at Polly’s Pies.