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A dessert that completely lives up to its name: Crack Pie

  It may look innocuous…but watch out, it’s addictive!
Today, we go back to Christina Tosi, the wizard behind David Chang’s Momofuku Milk Bar, one of New York’s must stops for any dessert lover.  Christina, as you may remember, was behind the Blueberry and Cream cookies that we all loved at the Horse Show.  She’s behind a lot of pastry that is inventive and exciting.  This time she’s behind a pie that’s positively addictive.  You should have seen the dinner guests at a recent evening at our friends’, Don and Jeff’s.  They devoured two of these pies in moments. There were people who went back for thirds! 

Granted, Andrew was sticking to the sliver setting as his doled out this incredible concoction. But I doubt it would have mattered. It just would disappeared faster in larger segments.  There’s no holding back here.  It is simply the most fascinating pie: Salty and sweet, rich and made homey with its crust of old fashioned oats.   What a pie!  So what’s the catch?  It takes a total of 15 hours to make.  Well, it takes about 40 minutes to make.  But there’s a lot of baking and chilling and cooling that goes on. Here’s the recipe:



3 thoughts on “A dessert that completely lives up to its name: Crack Pie”

  • "Redeeming nutritional values", are we joking ? I'm from Eastern kentucky and have been collecting "Transparent Pie Recipes" for many years. This is a basic transparent pie filling recipe made way too complicated to be successful. The cookie crust is for people with way too much time on thier hands. I will send you lots of great traditional transparent pie recipes with honest basic ingredients found in every well supplied country kitchen. Real ingredients made by real people for real food.
    Steve Graves tuneguitar@yahoo.com

  • Hi Steven, Thanks for taking the time to comment. This pie was the most talked about pie in New York when it was introduced. Granted, it is a lot like a chess pie and it is wildly complicated but people just love it.

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