America’s best pies: The home-delivery champs
Pecan pie, Goode Co., Houston (from $52.50). An instant candidate for the “dessert hall of fame,” our top pick’s custardy filling inspired one taster to claim, “I would lick this off the floor.” What’s more, “the nuts are perfection, toasted crisp to both enhance their sweetness and keep them from falling into that soggy pecan pie vortex.”
The Nutty Honey, Emporium Pies, Dallas ($99). Peanuts seize the spotlight in our runner-up, a pie with “a creamy, intense peanut-butter filling,” a topping of whipped cream buried in honey-roasted nuts, and a graham cracker crust—“which is exactly what you want here.”
Sour cherry pie, Bubby’s, New York City ($65). You might detect a hint of almond in the wonderfully tart filling of this “picture-perfect” pie, elevated into the top three by its “thin and shattering” crust.
Salted caramel apple pie, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Brooklyn ($79). Who knew New York City was pie country? In the best of our apple contenders, the fruit is “tender but not mushy,” and the basket-weave top crust is brushed with a caramel that’s “just the right side of salty.” ■