-- intro: The Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie shop has been a hit in New York City with its farm-to-table ethos and unique offerings like a chocolate julep and birch beer float. This year, cap off your Thanksgiving meal by trying something different from the shop's book, "The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes From the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop." Click through for five innovative holiday pie recipes.
quicklist:1 title: Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie url: 20904549 text: Browning butter for this pumpkin pie adds depth in the form of a nutty, toasted flavor. media: 20904654
quicklist:2 title: Cranberry Sage Pie url: 20904563 text: Pairing these two unlikely ingredients -- cranberry and sage -- leads to surprisingly delicious results. media: 20904564
quicklist:3 title: Lemon Chess Pie url: 20904881 text: The origin of this pie's name is hotly debated, but the tastiness is not. media: 20904553
quicklist:4 title: Malted Chocolate Pecan Pie url: 20904922 text: Malted grains are used to make whiskeys and beers, and adding them to this pie gives it a mature (non-alcoholic) flavor. media: 20904644
quicklist:5 title: Salted Caramel Apple Pie url: 20904959 text: There might only be one way to improve apple pie -- by adding salted caramel.
Recipes from THE FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE BOOK by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen. Copyright © 2013 by Melissa Elsen and Emily Elsen. Used with permission by Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved. media: 20904623