How to Make Pies


Everything you need to know to make stunning pies by hand. (Recipes adapted from “The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book,” by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen.) Sisters Emily and Melissa Elsen, owners of Brooklyn’s most beloved pie shop, will teach you how to make pies the old-fashioned way: by hand, with plenty of TLC. Their easy-to-follow instructions will show you there’s no reason to be intimidated by the art of baking pies. Learn the secret to making a flaky golden crust; how to cook up caramel for a decadent apple pie; several decorative pie-top designs; and much more.