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Chocolate Oatmeal Pie

This recipe is my attempt to re-create the original version of this pie from the Brooklyn pie shop, Four and Twenty Blackbirds. It comes pretty darn close to replicating the original, which features a flaky all-butter crust, a layer of rich ganache, and a layer of gooey oatmeal that gets all caramelized and crisp on top. More

Where To Get The Best Pies in New York (Our Top 5)

Pies are a matter of great importance to those of us at Serious Eats—and they're a mighty tough thing to get right. But taste test after taste test, there have been some shops that nearly always emerge as top contenders—making excellent pies no matter the season, no matter the filling. So come meet our favorite 5 pie bakers in New York. (And one honorable mention!) More

First Prize Pies and Four and Twenty Blackbirds: Will NYC Get the Pie It Deserves?

New York's never been a great pie town. We have lots of great baked goods and lots of talented pastry chefs, but somehow our pies have never made it onto my nationwide pie honor roll. But with artisanally inspired handmade food in Brooklyn appearing at every corner and market, and the borough's do-it-yourself food culture growing ever-larger, we knew that a pie culture couldn't be far behind. Pies 'N Thighs started it, and now to pie lover's rescue come two pie companies—Four and Twenty Blackbirds and First Prize Pies. More

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