Pie Is Always The Right Choice

This was a long week I have to admit. Fighting to keep the household healthy amidst, it seemed like, dozens of meetings, appointments and various other commitments, plus the struggle to create the perfect “100 Day Of School” t-shirt…it was long. Pie is necessary. Pie makes everything better. I liked the sound of this Four and Twenty Blackbirds pie recipe, Rosemary Honey Shoofly Pie. The rosemary gave me a little pause, but hey, life is an adventure!
I had a homemade pie crust waiting in the freezer for me. I won’t judge if you use store bought. For best results pre bake for 20 minutes at 425F. using foil liner and pie weights.
The Usual Cast Of Characters
For the pie filling
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup brewed coffee, warm

Steps To Glory

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the sugar and rosemary leaves in the bowl of a food processor and process until the rosemary is broken down into fine pieces. Add in the flour, salt, cinnamon, and butter. Process until it is the texture of wet sand. Remove from the food processor to a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the honey and eggs until well combined. Mix in the milk, salt, and cider vinegar. Stir the baking powder into the coffee and slowly pour it into the honey mixture, whisking constantly.
  4. Place the prebaked pie shell onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Remove the crumb mixture from the fridge and spread one cup of it over the bottom of the pie shell in an even layer. Gently pour the honey mixture into the crust and then sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes, rotating about 30-35 minutes into baking, once the edges are beginning to set. You’ll know the pie is done when the edges are completely set and puffed slightly, though the center may still be a bit loose. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack for 2-3 hours. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Perfect…just like our Kindergartener!

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19 thoughts on “Pie Is Always The Right Choice

  1. the pie looks beautiful but how did the rosemary and honey taste? It seems like a strange combination to me. I love both but my husband does not like rosemary pieces in his food so I usually use the whole sprig and remove it later from dishes or make sure his plate doesn’t actually have it on his. Thanks for linking up this post with us at #OMHGWW and hope to see you next week.

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  2. Pie is ALWAYS the answer. This looks super interesting, and I am definitely going to have to try it. My mom makes the most amazing pies, but I’ve never seen anything like this before. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

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