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Black Bottom Pie in SGV?

SoCal Foodie Sep 14, 2007 04:56 PM

Anyone know where I can get a black bottom pie in the San Gabriel Valley. Thanks in advance!

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    Diana Sep 15, 2007 02:02 PM

    This is a stuipid question, I know...but what is it?

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    1. re: Diana
      tatertotsrock Sep 15, 2007 02:34 PM

      I was wondering what it is too...that's why I took a look...just asked a friend and he has no clue either...hmmm.

      1. re: tatertotsrock
        Diana Sep 15, 2007 02:44 PM

        what the heck is it?!

        1. re: Diana
          Emme Sep 15, 2007 04:37 PM


          custard based pie-- generally chocolate custard on the bottom, topped with a vanilla custard, then a whipped cream frosting (sometimes) or sometimes just chocolate shavings.

      2. re: Diana
        MobyRichard Sep 15, 2007 03:24 PM

        It appears to be a single-crust pie where a half of a simple custard is mixed with melted chocolate and poured over the flat surface of the crust (thus creating the black bottom), and the second half of the custard is folded with egg whites into a chiffon, which goes over the chocolate-custard mixture. Sometimes the chiffon is rum flavored.

        1. re: MobyRichard
          maxzook Sep 15, 2007 04:19 PM

          You have it right description-wise. The term is used generically for any pie featuring a chocolate custard topped by a lighter custard; I've seen them with vanilla, banana cream and coconut variants. The generic vanilla-over-chocolate is the most common but also, quite frankly, the most boring.

          I have no clue about pie shops in the SGV but I have seen black bottom pies in three places in the LA area: Du Par's, Four and Twenty, and House of Pies.

          Wherever you go, call in advance. Few pie shops have every type of pie available every day; you might be able to convince them to put it on the menu that day for you.

          House of Pies
          1869 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

          Du Par's
          6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Four 'n 20 Restaurant & Pie
          5530 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

          Four'n 20 Restaurant Grill
          4723 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607

          DuPar's Restaurants & Bakery - duplicate
          12036 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604

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