Driving down Hwy 80 - headed to Ikeda's when I saw the sign for Machado Orchards and remembered some mentions about this place.
So, I turned the other way and pulled into Machado's. Decided to go with Blueberry - $9.95 - most of their pies are this price. Cut into it after dinner tonight. Was pretty happy with it....the crust had a tenderness to it and the filling was a bit soupy but with good berry flavor. I'd rather have the filling runny than over thickened. I made a blueberry pie last week and my filling was also runny (even with 3 Tablespoons of flour and 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch ) but the flavor was good. Now I'm wondering how Ikeda's blueberry pie would have stacked up against this one? I remember how good the banana cream pie at Ikeda's is - so many pies.....so little time or (waist) band width. Anyone have any thoughts about Machado vs. Ikeda's?
Machado Orchards. Bowman Frontage road & Apple Lane
Bowman, CA 95603