Perfect Pies for the Holidays
Which pies to look for this season, from pecan to pear pumpkin to pizza.
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Pizza Rustica (A Savory Treat)
$14.99/lb or $60 for a half-tray (serves 8-10) The Iron Tomato, White Plains
The pizza rustica is a ricotta-cheese pie with flaky phyllo dough. The Iron Tomato stuffs its version with a variety of salty meats including prosciutto, soppressata, salami, and capicola. Did we mention it’s also made with lard? Not for the faint of heart, this dish is usually served in warm squares, similar to lasagna. It’s traditionally found at an Italian holiday dinner table, but you may find yourself having a slice as a midnight snack.
Secure your slice: One week in advance
57 Mamaroneck Ave (914) 328-9400 theirontomato.com
Apple Crumb Pie (Traditional With a Twist)
$25 Cooked & Co., Scarsdale
If you’ve ever tasted its Nutella banana muffins, you know Cooked & Co. knows baking. During the holidays, it churns out homemade apple pies chock-full of fruit and finished with a crumb topping. Owner Herb Lindstrom recommends you skip the vanilla ice cream and balance out the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors with the a warm scoop of salted caramel topping (available at the shop for $12 a jar).
Secure your slice: A week-and-a-half in advance
128 Garth Rd (914) 205-3939; cookedandco.com