Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tart Cherry Pie From Lovebirds
I noticed the cherries. They're firm and nicely sweet and tart at the same time. But I almost didn't notice the jellied filling -- the gelatinous downfall of most pies crammed with more sugar than fruit.
With the Lovebirds pie, the filling is a mild background that tastes like fruit. Most of the dessert is spearing those firm cherries and slicing up a flakey crust. The crust is superb. Supermarket crusts may be as good as the ones that I have made, but Lovebirds gets layers and that dry, but not dried out texture.
I have seen Lovebirds recently at Gorman Produce Farm in Laurel and Roots in Clarksville. I'd look at David's Natural Market in Columbia, because they sold there last year as well. Last year, RDAdoc bought us a maple apple, which also came through like a homemade dessert from a talented friend.
These are a splurge -- $8 for a pie with four small slices at Roots, maybe a few dollars less at Gorman. But they're worth way more than some giant pies that I have bought and never finished.
Anyone know these Love Birds people? No contact information on the package, but they say that they're baked in Howard County.