Part of the fun of Christmas is giving. We want to give, you our readers some very special presents because you’ve been so sweet to us this year. So, welcome to our sixth post in our 12 Sweets of Christmas Giveaway! Throughout the holiday season (December 1st through January 7th) we’ll be visiting some amazing local businesses, reviewing their best treats and then giving you a chance to win an awesome prize! Merry Christmas and good luck!
I love pie. Cookies are nice and candy is great. But, I really love pie. While I love cake too, pie is just a little more awesome because pie can be sweet or savory. Whether you are looking for rich, creamy sweet pies or spicy and flavorful savory pies, I am convinced that there is no better place to visit than Dangerously Delicious Pies. These hip pie shops (we visited the Chinatown location) serve up enormous portions of creative and mind-blowingly delicious pies. Seriously, I’m kind of a pie snob, and these pies are insane. Rodney Henry created DDP to share his love for pie and be able to continue his music career. Pie and rock roll- that’s a winning combination for me!
We sampled 4 amazingly good pies.
The Apple Crunch pie was just that, a wonderful combination of perfectly sweet and spicy apples (I had a childhood flashback to eating apples with my Mammaw) and a crunchy, earthy topping.
Chocolate lovers, the Baltimore Bomb is amazing. A combination of smooth, creamy vanilla Chess filling with chocolate covered shortbread cookies really is a treat for your tongue and your tummy. If you add some of the house made whipped cream, which you totally should, it’s out of this world.
I’m definitely a savory girl too; I don’t just love sweet foods. The Pork BBQ is so rich in spices and has perfect texture for pulled pork. The side salad with house made dressing is also amazing. I’m a tough critic on dressing and this dressing is really amazing- I need a bottle of it.
The pie that truly astonished me was the Salted Caramel French Toast. I had been craving French toast for weeks. With one bit this pie totally satiated my craving. It actually really tastes, in the filling, like buttery French toast. When you add the notes of salted caramel (two of my favorite things) it makes this pie so good it’s almost difficult to process how good it is. Sometimes lately I’ve been working at my desk and wondered, “wow, is that pie real” and then “why am I still here instead of the car going to get more.”
With the wide variety of pies offered I can’t imagine that anyone couldn’t find a slice that they would adore. The pies are perfect from crispy crust to their numerous fillings. Everything is so well made, balanced in flavor and is also really creative. It’s also a great atmosphere, hip, but not too trendy. Go in get some pie and you won’t regret it. After all remember one of life’s key equations.
Kari Liked: EVERYTHING! But, I especially loved the French Toast and Pork BBQ!
When Rodney Henry started Dangerously Delicious Pies in Baltimore over ten years ago, it was to support his career in Rock ‘n’ Roll music. Now he’s better known nationwide as a pie ambassador, and has even been on Food Network Star. What started in Baltimore has expanded into DC, and is still sets a high bar for pie style (which is truly sweeping the nation thanks to Rodney’s high profile).
The main location of Dangerously Delicious Pies for sit down eating in DC is the location on H Street, but we visited the Chinatown location and had a great time with David, the manager there, who is always ready with a recommendation for uncertain pie lovers. We tried their signature Baltimore Bomb, their Salted Caramel French Toast, their Apple Crumble, and their BBQ Pork.
The Baltimore Bomb was amazing. They combine vanilla chess (which makes a great pie on its own) with Berger cookies, which are imported from Baltimore. The shortbread and chocolate of the Berger cookies melds with the vanilla chess to create something that is truly greater than the sum of its parts, and that’s really saying something since the components are so good!
The French Toast with Salted Caramel tasted like the best French toast you’ve ever had. Good French toast is all about the magic trick turning bread into custard and that effect is achieved here. This pie is also flavored with maple syrup, so it hits every note of the French toast experience. Then it adds the salted caramel, which is just the right level of salty, taking the whole pie to another level. I can’t think of anything else to say but wow.
The BBQ Pork pie was a completely different experience. The pork is slow roasted for 18 hours with peppers, onions, and their homemade barbeque sauce until it is very tender. Then they add a side salad with their own house made balsamic vinaigrette. The heat on the pork is not aggressive, but it will sneak up and punch you in the mouth after a few bites. What a great savory pie!
The Apple Crumb had loads of delicious granny smith apples with a great blast of the crumb on top.
The pies here are so good, I keep finding myself trying to invent reasons to go into the city, just to go buy some more Dangerously Delicious Pies.
RJ liked: Everything, but especially the Baltimore Bomb and French Toast.
Now for the sweet treat that you can win!
Dangerously Delicious Pies is giving one of our lucky readers a fabulous prize! The winner will receive a card good for one slice of savory pie and one slice of sweet pie (good for their Chinatown location). That’s a whole meal of pie! Just fill out the entry form below and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for extra entries. We’ll announce the winner around 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 31st.
We visited Dangerously Delicious Pies at their location in Chinatown I Street NW
We were provided with samples and the prize offered by Dangerously Delicious for this post. However all opinions are our own.