Maple Brown Butter Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie -
Evan Kleiman

It's KCRW Pie Contest season.  Our 8th, if you can believe it.  It takes a village to put the day together for the thousands who show up to appreciate and gorge on pie so this year we reached out to sponsors.  We found a perfect one. Universal Pictures came on board more

how to fix runny pie
Pie Fail = Just Another Opportunity -
Evan Kleiman

On the eve of a lot of pie baking I gift you with a story of failure turned into success as a reminder that perfection is it's own kind of hell.  Yeah, I know.  You get to a point in life where you say to yourself, really?  When will the more

Horchata Cream Pie
Recipe: Horchata Cream Pie -
Evan Kleiman

In my quest to both get better at making cream pies and to enjoy eating them I challenged myself to come up with some flavors I enjoy in general.  It's the best kind of inspiration. Then you can fiddle around until the cream filling that embodies the flavor you're looking more

apple pie unbaked
Recipe: Evan’s Basic Apple Pie -
Evan Kleiman

If apples aren’t making a seasonal appearance at the farmers markets I use a mixture of tart, firm, sweet and yielding apples like Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Pink Lady or Fuji. I love the taste of brown sugar in a pie, but if you prefer more sweetness and less more

Fresh Strawberry Pie
Pie for Valentine’s Day -
Evan Kleiman

It seems that global warming has given Southern California the gift of fresh strawberries earlier than usual.  So why not take the gift and throw together a Fresh Strawberry Pie. It's fast, easy and very pretty and red!  Perfect for the holiday, even if your best valentine is yourself.  I more