Saturday, August 13, 2011

The rare and elusive Beckyjo pie, captured

These pies go fast. They're not easy to spot, sitting at or above eye level on top of the deli case at Corti Brothers Market. This pie was Blackberry Pluot, a mouth-pleasing mix of tart and sweet with the emphasis on tart, overlaid with a buttery note for richness.

When I arrived after noon on a Saturday, only two pies remained. Naturally when I left only a lone pie sat waiting (probably not for long). These things are selling like hotcakes, even though they're neither hot nor cakes. They're hand pies, and come in sweet and savory variations with an emphasis on the sweet (at this time). You can read more about them here.


  1. Thanks so much for checking them out Mike. Do you think I should make them a little sweeter? I made them a little less sweet than I usually like because I like things pretty sweet. I love your beautiful photos and I appreciate what you have to say about them!

  2. I like them tart, and it was a pleasant surprise to find something that wasn't over-sweetened where the tartness of the fruit was predominant.