Some desserts boast one secret ingredient. This pie has three. Jalapeno and ginger flavor heavy cream, which is mixed into melted bittersweet chocolate spiked with cardamom. The result is heady, spicy, and delightful, with a chocolate crust to match.
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Break up the chill of winter with this zesty, herbaceous pie from The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop
Four & Twenty Blackbirds takes the flavor of boozy, creamy eggnog and pours it into a gingersnap crumb crust. There are plenty of eggs, and a little grogg (here, dark rum).
Sisters Melissa and Emily Elsen, owners and operators of Brooklyn pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have released a book of 60 pie recipes that bring their creations to a much wider audience.
How to prevent soggy bottom pie crusts, choose the best fruit, make awesome flavor combinations, and the deal with thickeners—these tips and more from Emily and Melissa Elsen of Brooklyn's Four & Twenty Blackbirds.