I am always intrigued by a baker’s ability to craft a new type of pie. Not that I don’t crave traditional or old world recipes either…I just love pie! The more, the merrier!
We are blessed in Chicago to have several wonderful pie shops. Our World Famous Chicago Pie Triangle (#wfcpt) consisting of Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits and Spinning J are all close together (a relative Chicago term) and worthy of repeated visits.
I saw a new (to me) pie flavor posted today (yes, i check them every day) and thought I’d start a thread to see what’s out there and to form a list for future travels. Remember to list the name and city and if you have had the opportunity to sample it, let us know how it was! And photos are are always encouraged!
Hoosier Mama Pie Company – Chicago (posted as a Thanksgiving pre-order) – I have not tried this pie…as of yet!
CHICAGO SUNRISE – $28.00
Tart Grapefruit and Chicago’s very own Malort are combined to make this one of a kind pie
What’s out there Roadfooders?
I can’t imagine any pie in the entire world beating out a pie made with Jepson’s Malort.
The most unusual pie flavor we have tried recently was the strawberry basil
at Austin’s http://www.tinypies.com Tiny Pies. An interesting unique flavor, perfect for this small size, but not so sure I would want to eat much more of it. Their peach crumble was sensational, though.
Don’t think so either!
Gorgeous pie and belated happy birthday! Lemon buttermilk meringue pie sounds wonderful.
My birthday was earlier this month and my wife always bakes a dessert of my choice when the date comes around. This year, I found a recipe online for Lemon-Buttermilk Meringue pie. It was sensational! I definitely preferred it to regular lemon-meringue.
Black Cherry Pink Peppercorn Chocolate Pie – Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Evanston – A rich chocolate cookie crust, two distinct layers of chocolate (one dense and one light) sandwiching sour cherries. Awesome!
So you really want to do this?
Waiting for Wilma Pie – Pewaukee, WI.
Apple Black Raspberry with a crumb top from Jennie Ray’s in Rolling Prairie Indiana. Jenny makes pies daily and all her own preserves and jellies. The list is endless! Here, 2 seasonal fruits combine well and as always, her crumb top does not disappoint! Flakey crust, fresh fruit, great topping = wonderful slice of pie!
BCN – can’t wait to see Pondicheri!
lazycook – loved your article and hope you’ll grant permission to share! This might explain the off the charts IQ of buffetbuster and the Cary Grant good looks!
My favorite is Banana Cream at The Stockholm Pie Company Your post reminded me of an essay I wrote back in 2010 as a fake news article before the reputation of fake news became suspect – my intent was to encourage my family to eat more pie, as sadly no one ever wants it when I’m asked to bring dessert to a get together. It didn’t work, but may make you smile. Forgive me if it’s inappropriate to post it here. The Pie/Contentment Connection: An exhaustive research study employing the most cutting-edge theories in nutrition, brain function and happiness has concluded that Americans don’t eat enough pie. Though there are several questions still unanswered about exactly how pie provides so many beneficial effects, the results make it very clear that people who get even just one pie a week are 46% more likely to say “Pretty damn good!” when asked how they are feeling than those who are pie-deficient. Even better is the news that you don’t have to eat your pie all at once. People who ate pie for 10 minutes three times a week reported being just as happy as those who ate all their pie in one sitting. Nutritionists and social scientists are now examining just how pie came to fall by the wayside in the American diet, and how to make it easier to incorporate into our busy lifestyles. Most agreed that the $1 deep fried apple pie readily available was just not an acceptable substitute, but fortunately most Americans don’t even think of that as actually being pie. Perhaps the decline of roadside diners, neighborhood coffee shops and too many Grandmas with full-time jobs has just made pie too hard for many families. This theory is supported by the surprising finding that truck drivers score slightly higher than other occupational groups when tested for general contentment–perhaps due to their increased proximity to pie at truck stops. A future phase of the study may look at whether just seeing pie on a regular basis can lift our spirits. One dissenting researcher warned that praising truckers for their pie consumption is just asking for trouble, due to the secondary side effect of eating pie, that of an increased propensity to nap. “We can’t have these guys out there scarfing all the apple, pecan and coconut cream they feel like, then snoozing down our highways!” These comments, though dismissed as reactionary and not-very-scientific-sounding, led another study participant to wonder if it was actually the naps that was doing the trick. More answers are expected in coming months, but in the meantime, the take-away is pretty clear: eat your pie
From the great https://roadfood.com/restaurants/emporium-pies Emporium Pie Company in Dallas (actually we were in their McKinney branch), yesterday we tried The Nutty Honey.
This is a peanut butter cream over crunchy bits of honey. Delicious, although very sweet. Apparently there is quite a buzz about honey pies lately.
That’s an outstanding post! Thanks for all the great info. I have been to House of Pies and Flying Saucer Pie Company and enjoyed them both. You assessment of too much whipped cream is spot on.
If you do make it to Pondicheri Bake Lab, please report back your findings.
Our couple was recently trained and certified in the art of honey
WJ and Sandra sure have been busy…
All due to the fine work behind the scenes of one Joe Rogo!
You know me, I do what I can…..
BCN – Great suggestions…thanks for the ideas and the comments. I am not a Houston visitor so it’s good to have a few in the pocket should a visit arrive. Keep it coming!
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