There’s a new crop of American pie makers combining the craftsmanship of a French patisserie with the comforts of a corner bakeshop. Three of these next-wave talentsshare buttery, flaky creations you should make this season.
Sam Jacobson of the Stargazy bakeshop in Philadelphia delivers both sausage roll and fruit pie in these traditional, English-inspired spiced half-and-half pastries. Fun fact: Bedfordshire people are nicknamed “Clangers” after their sweet-and-savory specialty.
Want some coffee with that slice? At Angela Pinkerton’scounter-style pie and sandwich shop Theorita in San Francisco, the caffeine’s built in. Espresso flavors the cookie crust and the whipped pastry cream atop an orange-infused sweet potato filling.
Ricotta makes this take on vegetable quiche from Roxana Jullapat of Friends & Family in L.A. extra moist and light. Hang on to her winner of a piecrust, made with butter and cream cheese—it’s flaky, golden and crisp.