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On your next trip to Allerton Park, stop by Brown Bag for pie by Inge

If you’re headed out to or from the Monticello area, I suggest stopping by Brown Bag / Pies by Inge for some pie. I recently picked up a few slices to share with my spouse: lime cream, butterscotch meringue, apple streusel, and cherry rhubarb ($4.50 each). 

Four slices of pie in individual Styrofoam containers are laid out in a square on a table. Photo by Jessica Hammie. Photo by Jessica Hammie.

Of the four, my favorites were the lime cream and the butterscotch meringue — and my spouse agreed with me about the butterscotch. The lime was light and creamy and hit the right notes between tangy and sweet. It was a nice change of pace from a heavy, often cloying lemon or lime curd pie. The butterscotch was also well balanced and the texture was perfect. The other two fruit slices were great; it’s really just a matter of personal preference. There are tons of pie flavors, so you’re sure to find something you like. 

A slice of butterscotch meringue pie on a white plate on a table. The pie is a golden brown with a fluffy white meringue on top. Photo by Jessica Hammie. Photo by Jessica Hammie.

Pro tip: place your order online ahead of time so you don’t have to wait. 

Brown Bag / Pies by Inge
212 W Washington St
T-F 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sa 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
> orders begin at 11 a.m.

Top photo by Jessica Hammie.


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