Jam-Packed Pie March 16 2015

We just celebrated a very special Pi Day(3/14/15) and that got us thinking about all of the delicious pies there are… pizza pies, meat pies and sweet pies(our favorite).   After the brutal winter we’ve been having, our thoughts immediately turned to the staple of every summer barbecue, strawberry pie.  We searched through our cookbook library for the perfect recipe.  This strawberry pie needed to be extra special to get us excited for the spring and summer ahead. We turned to expert Martha Stewart for the recipe. We left out the cranberry juice and half of the sugar and mixed in a half cup of Sassy Redhead - Strawberry Ginger Jam, as an extra treat. Click here for the original recipe.

Making a great pie takes talent.  One of my fondest memories from growing up is eating Strawberry Pie made by my great grandmother.  Even with her recipe, the strawberry pie still doesn’t taste quite the same.  For those who aren’t interested in baking a pie, here are some suggestions on where to find great ones in New York City.

Sweet Pies – Momofuku Milk Bar(multiple locations but you’ll find us at 561 Columbus Avenue at 87th Street most Saturdays at 1pm for their cake walk!). As for their pies, they do call it crack pie for a reason.

Savory Pies – Myers of Keswick(634 Hudson Street) The pies taste just like they did over in London!

Pizza Pie – Grimaldi’s(multiple locations, but worth the trip over the Brooklyn Bridge to 1 Front Street) Just plain cheese is the best!

One tip to making any sweet pie taste better, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!  

Now that really gets us excited for warm weather.

Happy Eating,

Julie