Narrowing down our pie menu to just 8 favorites was a huge challenge. We’re all so enthusiastic about pie that it was much easier to add to our list of favorites than it was to edit them down (at one point we had 5 different versions of apple pie on our list!). Plus, we wanted a balance of classic and unique offerings, so there’s something for everyone.
One of our most unique pies is Kelsey Vala’s Brown Butter Salted Honey Pie (pictured on the left). We first tried this pie at Four and Twenty Blackbirds in Brooklyn, New York and then Kelsey rediscovered it at Sweedeedee in Portland, Oregon. Inspired, Kelsey came up with her own version of this recipe, and it is completely irresistible. The sweetness of honey is countered by shards of sea salt sprinkled on top, as the nutty flavor of brown butter permeates each bite. Paired with our signature all-butter crust, this decadent pie could easily just be called Butter Pie, and there’s nothing at all wrong with that. We hope this pie quickly becomes one of our signature offerings and a fan favorite.
But, the stand-out winner in our pie case is our Salted Caramel Apple Pie. This pie has it all — nostalgic feel, double crust, the best fall apples, plus a modern spin with caramel mixed in and sea salt sprinkled on top. We use three different varieties of fall fresh apples, so you get a mixture of apple flavors and textures. It’s tart and sweet with just a hint of salt. You really can’t beat this pie.
And, of course, mark your calendars for our weekly pie specials listed below. Come out and try them and let us know what you think. These are pies that were cut from our original pie menu but we couldn’t bare to not bake them at all. We love them and we hope you do too!
THE PIE BARN PIE MENU, 2014
Salted Caramel Apple
Sour Cream Apple Walnut
Brown Butter Salted Honey
September 19-September 30: Triple Berry Pie (a late summer/early fall treat!)
October 1-October 7: Lemon Walnut Pie (just in time for our Grandpa Chuck’s birthday)
October 8-October 21: Pumpkin Chocolate Pie (a great flavor combo!)
October 22-October 31: Apple Cranberry Pie (this used to be our Grandma Hazel’s specialty)