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Four & Twenty Blackbirds' Black Bottom Lemon Pie

If you're sick of lemon pies topped with cloying clouds of meringue, give this pie a try. A layer of dark chocolate ganache lines the crust, topped with a Meyer lemon curd infused with orange zest. It's a beautiful interplay between dark and light, bitter and sweet flavors.

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Four & Twenty Blackbirds' Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

Pie Tips from Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Pie Tips from Four and Twenty Blackbirds -- To prevent crust from getting soggy, sprinkle a little flour & sugar over the crust before filling with ingredients; it will absorb some of the excess juices and allow the crust to crisp.

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Nothing in the House: An Interview with Emily and Melissa Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds

The Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, Signed Copy

Pie is simple to make with the right tools and a delicate touch. With a dough whisk, pie plate, and cold butter, you're on your way to lemon meringue, key lime, double-crust peach, and more.