.........Home Made - Hand Crafted - Edible Art.........
At 1ST AVE Bakery, all our pies are hand-crafted using our time tested proven techniques. These techniques have enabled us to maintain consistent quality, flavor and award winning results year after year.
The LaBrecque bakers have received First Place awards at the State Fair 30 times for their pies. At the 2008 Virginia State Fair the LaBrecque bakers received top awards for the following pies: Peanut Supreme, Apple Cranberry Nut & Honey, Cherry, Pumpkin, Coconut Cream and Lemon Chess. Their Peanut Supreme Pie won "Best of Section" for all Pie categories and their Apple Cranberry Nut & Honey Pie won "Best of Section" for Honey Cookery.
Our pies have a "melt in your mouth" crust and we use only the freshest ingredients available. You'll recognize a LaBrecque pie from 1ST AVE Bakery from it's signature leaf crust border.
1ST AVE Bakery pies are made to order. Our pies are not frozen and then baked fresh daily and they are not mass produced to sit on a shelf to wait for a buyer. Two crust Pies are available with our signature leaf top crusts or lattice top with a leaf border. When you place your order for a pie from 1ST AVE Bakery you can specify the crust design of your choice. Order early to guarantee your pie will be available at the time of your choosing.
Apple Pie - An American Classic
Apple Pie - A Classic American Favorite. This pie is made with fresh apples prepared with our unique blend of spices. State Fair, First Place winner 6 times. (click photos to enlarge)
Apple Cranberry Nut & Honey Pie - 2008 Virginia State Fair, First Place and "Best of Section" Honey Cookery
Apple Cranberry Nut & Honey - 2008 & 2009 Virginia State Fair - First Place winner and "Best of Section" for Honey Cookery. This pie builds on our classic Apple Pie and adds the flavor of tangy cranberries, nuts and smooth honey. A favorite for those pie eaters that like a little more flavor variety in their apple pie.
Blackberry Pie with tossed Leaf Top
Blackberry Pie - A Local Favorite. This pie is made with fresh Blackberries and matched with our "melt in your mouth" crust and hand etched leaves. 2009 Virgina State Fair, First Place winner.
Blueberry Pie with Blooming Blueberry top
Blueberry - A local and regional favorite winning First Place and "Best of Section" numerous times. We're confident it would have been a State Champion if there had been a Blueberry Pie category. The classic two crust pie can be made with our "blooming blueberry", lattice or tossed leaf designed top. Like many of our fruit pies this one brings the tart flavor of the berry to your mouth and is not too sweet.
Cherry Pie - 2008 & 2009 VA State Fair - First Place
Cherry Pie - 2008 & 2009 Virginia State Fair, First Place winner. This pie is made with tart red cherries and our blend of complimentary spices. Another classic favorite...and yes Billy boy, we can make a Cherry Pie.
Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut Cream - 2008 Virginia State Fair, First Place winner. 2009 Virginia State Fair, judged top Coconut Pie at the Fair. The filling for this pie is slow cooked and made with whole milk, fresh eggs and coconut flakes making a classic custard pie. Topped of with freshly toasted coconut flakes.
Lemon Chess Pie
Lemon Chess - Virginia State Fair, First Place winner 6 times, "Best of Section" 2 times. Our Lemon Chess is another classic custard pie made with fresh lemons and eggs. Our unique recipe results in a smooth texture with just the right amount of tartness to satisfy your cravings. When you taste this pie you'll know why it won First Place so many times.
Peach Pie with Lattice Top
Peach Pie - Another local and regional favorite with no State Fair category to compete in. Local and County Fair, First Place winner 5 times, with "Best of Section" awarded 4 times.
Peanut Pie - 2008, 2007 & 2005 Virginia State Fair, First Place & "Best of Section"
Peanut Supreme Pie - A three layer pie that is in a class by itself. One reporter after tasting the pie used the word 'umami' to describe the experience. The bottom layer is our original peanut/peanut butter fudge (no chocolate in this fudge layer), the middle layer is a peanut butter mousse (light pudding) and the top ends with a layer of finely chopped Virginia Peanuts all matched with our "melt in your mouth" pie crust and signature leaves on top. You'll want to start with a small piece of this pie so you won't feel too guilty when you have your second slice. For more information follow the link to read about this pies pedigree. Peanut Supreme Pie - Virginia's Finest - Virginia State Pie
Pecan Pie - Virginia State Fair, First Place winner 4 times. This is not your typical pecan pie, the flavor and texture of our pecan pie makes it a favorite for all lovers of nut pies.
Pumpkin Pie - 2008 Virginia State Fair, First Place
Pumpkin Pie - 2008 Virginia State Fair, First Place winner. The holiday classic made with a special blend of spices, real pumpkin and rich cream. Paired with our champion "melt in your mouth" crust, this classic pie is always welcome.
Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie - (one of the tasters favorites) Our Sweet Potato Pie is made with fresh baked sweet potatoes, spices and heavy whipping cream resulting in a light and fluffy gourmet dessert. A true southern favorite.
In addition to the above pies, we also make custom pies and seasonal pies based on the availability of fresh fruits, berries and other items. You'll want to try some of our other popular pies such as:
Chocolate Cream Pie
Key Lime Pie - Just like you'll find in the Keyes, only with our "Melt in your mouth crust"!
Plum Pie - One of our most popular fruit pies. It is AMAZING!