It’ll be love at first slice upon sampling these classic American dessert pies.
There’s nothing quite like warm apple pie. If fact, pie in general has an uncanny ability to comfort us with the saccharine nostalgia of mum’s home-made desserts. And if there’s any one who knows this, it’s mother-daughter duo Danielle and Suzanne Butler a.k.a. The Pie Piper.
Having taken it upon themselves to see that Aucklanders have ample access to the American style dessert pies that have until now been typically rare around these parts, it would seem there’s no one more adept at filling this void. Originally hailing from California, these pie-making maestros are passionate about their product, transforming only the best, locally sourced ingredients into extraordinary dessert pies that are then delivered to your door.
With a small weekly menu subject to constant consideration – this week features salted caramel apple, apple blueberry, banoffee, mexican chocolate – and a pie of the month, currently bourbon pecan, there’s also a more permanent selection to choose from with recipes subject to the season and makers’ whim. Choose from any of the heirloom varieties (japanese fruit, butterscotch, almond custard, buttermilk chess, pumpkin pie, vinegar pie, old-time chess pie, pecan pie), cream pies (pistachio coconut cream, peanut butter-banana cream, chocolate cream), as well as chocolate, chiffon and lemon and fruit renditions too.
It would seem that there’s no pie these ladies can’t make. Whether it’s a weekly habit you’ve managed to develop, your contribution to a dinner party or special occasion, or ordered en masse for a catered event, you can be sure that these sublime American desserts will be delivered in home-made perfection. We might just have to put these pie-making folk on speed dial from here on in.
The Pie Piper
(021) 049 6357