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Fair food review: Not too big or small — fair pies are just right

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of reviews of food this week at the Freeborn County Fair.

 

Say hello to cinnamon.

In the ultimate deep-fried apple pie, served with one scoop each of vanilla and cinnamon ice cream and topped with an apple dumpling-esque syrup, there’s plenty of cinnamon to go around.

You would have had me at “cinnamon ice cream” alone.

Each pie is served in a calzone-shaped half moon, and the crust is tender enough to cut with the side of your fork — a must for fair food — without being mushy. The apples inside are cubed rather than sliced. Cinnamon ice cream enhances the flavor of the apples’ thick, cinnamon-y bath, so eating it a la mode is a must. The stand also makes a more purist version in its standard apple pie.

If you’re not an apple pie fan, change your mind.

Minneapple Pie also serves up fudgy, gooey chocolate pies and pumpkin pies, all served warm.

Save room for dessert.

The ultimate apple pie is $10, while the other pies are $8. Extra scoops of ice cream are $2.

 

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