Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The lovely ladies of Four & Twenty Blackbirds never cease to amaze us with their delicious and distinctive pie combinations. Case in point, their brand new Cranberry Sage, available just in time for Christmas...
Yesterday, after I took Little B for his flu shoot booster, I headed over to treat my mom to a slice of pie and I couldn't resist trying their Cranberry Sage. Cranberry? In a pie? With out its good friend, apple? Very interesting.
A lot of times cranberry dishes are oversweetened, killing all of the natural tartness.
This filling was tart with a touch of sweetness and a hint of sage. It was everything an awesome whole berry cranberry sauce would want to be. Wrap that up in a tender butter crust and you have a new holiday favorite. If you love cranberries, you'll love this.
If you don't already "like" Four & Twenty Blackbirds on Facebook you should get on that. As of now they don't do twitter so FB is the best and most up-to-date place to get all of your pie news. Unfortunately they are sold out of pie pre-orders for Christmas, but the good news is that unlike at Thanksgiving time, the pre-ordered pies are for pick up during certain windows instead of all day long and they are still serving slices.
If you're in a slice mood, you'd better get yourself over there pronto. The shop will be closed for a well deserved break from December 25th until January 3rd, open again on Tuesday, January 4th.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
439 Third Ave. at 8th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11215