With Love, From Scratch
Self-taught home baker Kourtney Rojas sources fruit and flour from local purveyors and specializes in custom cutouts ($32 to $38). Try the blackberry and blueberry version with a lemon crumb. At Ladera Ranch Farmers Market and withlovepie.com
Owner Karen Uyeda’s strawberry and cherry amaretto pies have won blue ribbons at the OC Fair and the KCRW annual pie contest respectively ($32 to $38). The chief pie maker is constantly improving her award-winning recipes. Online at sweetciepie.com
Pop Pie Co.
The pies at this shop feature the chef-owner’s signature all-butter crust ($35 per pie), and they come in sweet and globally inspired savory varieties. Seasonal flavors include pumpkin, salted honey custard, and bourbon pecan. 270 E. 17th St., 949-524-3015