Best cherry pie? We compare Bakers Square to store brands

Best cherry pie? We compare Bakers Square to store brands
Best cherry pie? We compare Bakers Square to store brands

Independence Day is coming, kids, practically the halfway point of summer vacation before school starts up again. Bummer. But don't start mourning just yet, what with all the fireworks and parades and cookouts millions of Americans will take in to celebrate America's big 2-3-4.

One of Store Brand Scorecard's favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth is with a big sticky slice of cherry pie; with the red cherries and white crust, it's just one color shy of the American flag. Maybe you can use blue plastic forks to complete the theme?

Now when it comes to holiday eats, you absolutely want the best, and so sometimes, that means shelling out a little extra cash to buy from a bakery instead of a grocery store. Restaurant chain Bakers Square has a reputation for making crowd-pleasing pies, and so they're often a star attraction at the kind of family and friend functions Store Brand Scorecard frequents. But they are costly – and compared with three cheaper store brands, maybe not all that worth it. We tried out four different cherry pies, including three store brands, to find out.