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Recipe: Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Posted August 9, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Evan talks with Saveur editor James Oseland on this week’s show about pie in American culture.

He shared the recipe for the Blue-Ribbon Pecan Pie that won first place at a pie contest on an Oklahoma ranch.

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry and Blackberry Pie

Posted August 8, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

This Blueberry & Blackberry Pie comes from Lena Kwak, who created The French Laundry’s gluten-free Cup4Cup flour.

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Recipe: Sweet Cherry Pie

Posted August 7, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Today’s Sweet Cherry Pie comes from Noelle Carter of the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen. Make it with the last of the fresh cherries at the market; later in the year you can use canned.

On Sunday, September 1, Carter will be co-hosting the newspaper’s THE TASTE Labor Day Block Party with Nancy Silverton. Evan will be doing a demo.

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Recipe: Key Lime Mojito Mini Pies


When KCRW News Producer Avishay Artsy and his girlfriend Amanda Sutton held a recent housewarming party, they decided that many small pies were better than slicing up a big dessert for a crowd.

So they served these Key Lime Mojito Mini Pies, and we hear they were a hit.

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Recipe: Chocolate Pasta Pie (Torta Ricciolina)

Posted August 5, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Chocolate Pasta Pie

Pasta in a pie? Hey, why not?

It turns out that Chocolate Pasta Pie, or a Torta Ricciolina in Italian, is traditional to Bologna.

This recipe comes from Francine Segan’s book DOLCI: Italy’s Sweets. She cautions that wheat pasta is too dry for the pie – use egg noodles.

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Recipe: Late Summer Frangipane Tart

Posted August 2, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

This week on the show, Evan talks to Ghillie James about getting the most out of your freezer.

For Pie-A-Day, she gave us this recipe for Late Summer Frangipane Tart.

You can use frozen fruit, store made-ahead pie dough in your freezer, and even freeze the whole tart if you’d like to bake it before you need it.

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Recipe: Mocha Ice Cream Pie with Biscotti Crust

Mocha Pie

Today’s Mocha Ice Cream Pie with Biscotti Crust combines two lovely breakfast items into an even lovelier dessert.

It comes from the book Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!, written by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth.

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Moby to Judge the Vegan Pie Category at the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest!

Posted August 1, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

KCRW welcomes award-winning musician, Moby to be the official judge of the “Vegan” category at the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest. Moby, well known for his active stance in the vegan community, joins a star-studded cast of bakers, chefs, restaurateurs, and critics, who will each judge one-of-seven categories at this year’s competition. The first round of judges includes: Russ Parsons, Roxana Jullapat, Karen …

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Recipe: Apricot Hand Pies

Posted July 31, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Apricot Hand Pies

Looking for a way to use up those last summer apricots? Try Michael Chiarello’s Apricot Hand Pies, from his book Live Fire.

Live Fire explores cooking with a variety of hard-core outdoor grills. Chiarello makes these pies in a hot box (known otherwise as a box roaster or a Caja China). Originally used to prepare whole, charred pigs, it’s a large box made of wood and metal. You put the pig (or pie) inside, close the box, and burn charcoal over the lid.

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Evan Kleiman and Sherry Yard Share Their Pie Secrets in One-Time Only Class at The New School of Cooking in Culver City

Posted July 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

The pie class to end all pie classes is happening at The New School of Cooking in Culver City. Evan Kleiman and Sherry Yard will share their pie secrets in an intimate demo-class on Wednesday, August 14th. Learn how to make Evan’s Chicken Pot Pie with a Duck Fat Crust and Sherry’s Plum and Blackberry Pie with Toasted Almond Crumble as well as her Quintesenntial …