So imagine how happy I was when I opened my Bon Appetit this month, and there is an article about Milk Bar and a recipe for Crack Pie! Yippee!! I mean seriously.......aren't you just more than a little curious what it would taste like? If they're ballsy enough to call it Crack Pie.....it better be good!
First you bake a giant oatmeal cookie......and try hard not to eat it. Once it cools, you'll crumble that up to make the crust of the pie. Then you're going to fill it up with all sort of yummy, gooey goodness, including the secret ingredient in most Milk Bar desserts.....nonfat milk powder.
Bake this till yummy and golden........I actually left mine in about 5 minutes longer than I would have liked. My fault for trying to bake this while trying to get my 2 year old down for a nap. Oh well.....despite the overbaking, the house was smelling yummy and sugary!
Then comes the hardest part......waiting!! You need to let this bad boy cool for about 2 hours, and then stick it in the fridge to completely chill. The recipe calls for you to let it chill overnight.....but come on!! There was no way I could leave it alone that long. So, after about 3 hours in the fridge, out it came. It had set up enough by then to cut.......but I'm guessing letting it sit overnight would give the flavors a chance to meld together even more.
And the final opinion on Crack Pie? Totally worth the hype! I loved it, the hubby loved it, and my sister loved it! It is a winner! The filling turns into a kind of caramel-y/butterscotch-y gooey yumminess with that cookie crust......oh man.......sugary goodness at its best! I can't wait to try a piece today to see if letting it sit overnight can possibly improve it at all. Not the most knock-your-socks-off pie to photograph though........but seriously, overlook the blah photos and taste this one!
I can't wait to try some of the other desserts from Milk Bar in the article......and they've got a cookbook coming out in the Fall......yeah!! Go to Epicurious for the recipe....and Enjoy!!