Heartbreak Pie (aka Black-bottom Cherry Pie)


I came up with this after a particularly difficult break-up, modifying Rose Levy Beranbaum's sweet cherry pie recipe and Paul Grimes' chocolate tart recipe to create an entirely new pie. With a chocolate ganache bottom, a cherry-raspberry top, and a barely sweet pastry shell, this pie is a tart, bittersweet experience in every bite.

What you will need

16 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold

3 cups bleached all-purpose flour

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking powder (a dash)

2/3 cup cream cheese, cold

4 tablespoons heavy cream

4 teaspoons cider vinegar

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2 large eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups pitted Bing cherries

1/2 cup raspberries

3/4 cup sugar (minus 1 tbs)

3 tablespoons cornstarch (minus 1 tsp)

1 pinch salt

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

turbinado sugar (optional)


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