When someone says “apple pie,” I use to immediately picture one of two images:
1) Snow White in that scene where she bakes that amazing looking thing that is promptly ruined by dirty bird feet (gross) or..
2) Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving images of some hefty grandma figure holding an equally hefty pie.
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Located in Park Slope/Gowanus in Brooklyn, the place was a little out of the way for us newly minted Queens residents, but well worth the trek. The store itself is very unassuming and surprisingly unburdened by knickknacks (i.e. kitschy pie decor?). The exterior makes it look like some English prison, but inside it’s a cozy country cafe.
They have a limited menu since they only make pies with the freshest, often seasonal ingredients so be sure to check the menu before you go.
If you like honey, the Salty Honey Pie is the slice for you. It is just pure honey taste, but with the texture of thick pumpkin pie. I feel like it would’ve been perfect with a cup of really black tea. Though, in my opinion, it was a little too sweet and rich and the salt didn’t do enough to cut the sweetness. Though, the fresh made whipped cream was delicious enough to make me change my mind about this honeyed treat.
Their best seller (and my personal favorite) is the Salted Caramel Apple Pie! This particular pie does the sweet and salty combo so well, it’s like the kosher salt and the caramel glaze are making love in my mouth and have decided that they want to get serious… and so they move in together… get married, and have a beautiful baby named “I’ll have another slice please.” During Thanksgiving season, pre-orders sell out months in advance.Four & Twenty Blackbirds
439 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215
Corner of 8th Street and 3rd Avenue
Closed on Mondays