‘“Oh my god, this pie is so good it’s like crack” – And that’s how it got its name Crack Pie.’ – Christina Tosi
If you’ve heard of or been to Momofukus Milk Bar, you will undoubtedly know of crack pie, a sugary sweet dessert so addictive it will leave you wanting more. Originally created with leftover ingredients for the staff to eat, Christina Tosi, a New York chef and owner of Milk Bar didn’t think it would be anything to shout about. She based it on a recipe of Chess Pie, a dessert characteristic of the Southern States. Its gooey sticky centre and crumb base was so delicious it ended up being put on the menu at Momofukus. It is now a well-known dessert loved worldwide.
Being avid lovers of crack pie ourselves, we wanted it on our menu for our customers to enjoy. We asked Nicky of LushBrownies to bake it alongside our already indulgent brownies. We all had to try it first so admittedly the first batch went pretty quickly! Now it’s a staple on our dessert menu. We serve with clotted cream and caramel sauce. It’s a perfect sweet fix, after your fried chicken deliciousness. You don’t need to fly 8 hours to get amazing crack pie anymore, pop in and grab one today. Life is too short to skip dessert.
N.B. Our Crack Pie contains no crack, just butter, cream and a shit load of sugar.