Dangerously Delicious Pies wagers their Baltimore Bomb pie could be “the ultimate of decadence”. Personally I find this to be quite the statement. I eat a lot, and I eat frequently, so I’ve had my share of decadence. Could Dangerously Delicious Pies back up this rather extravagant claim? The website sure makes this sound like a world-class dessert: “This pie has quickly climbed to a top selling position. Created especially for Baltimore by one mean Dangerously Delicious Pie slinger, it’s loaded with Berger Cookies (a local specialty) that melt down and swirl into a sweet vanilla chess filling. This pie could be the ultimate of decadence. Featured on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate: Guilty Pleasures””. The anticipation was almost too much to handle and I was left wondering whether my tastebuds would agree with this bold assertion.
not from Baltimore, so quite frankly, the term ‘Berger Cookies’ has
little meaning to me and does not further sell me on the item (however,
an accomplice who also ate this pie and grew up near Baltimore felt
great joy about the presence of these cookies). I’m embarrassed to
admit I consider myself a dessert fan, and initially thought a ‘chess’
filling was a typo for ‘cheese’. Lest you are in the same boat I was
in, I’d hate for you to think I made a typo as well, so I’ll clear this
up: chess filling is real and a term used to describe the filling of
butter, eggs, sugar, and other variations (consider yourself newly
informed). Regardless, I interpreted the above description as “dessert I
most likely will enjoy” due to the fact that it is a pie containing
cookies, resulting in two desserts in one. No complaints about that.
Upon placing the first forkful of pie in my watering mouth, my senses
were enveloped in a smooth, velvety texture releasing a sweet cream
flavor with bursts of chocolate.
truly unique aspect of this pie is the texture. Usually I’m a
taste-oriented eater, and while this was also a strong suit, the texture
was the more overpowering feature. I researched how these pies were
made (to understand the definition of chess), and learned that the
Berger cookies are all heated together with the other ingredients to
form the filling. Something about these cookies shedding their own
original agenda and being melted together as one, rich oozing custard
being, really spoke to me. Individually each cookie is a duck, but
together, they form a V flying in perfect formation. Gordon Bombay would
I call this Baltimore Bomb “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” or the “ultimate
of decadence”? Not quite. Would I say it danced on my tastebuds enough
to get me to return for an alternate pie slice out of curiosity? Yes.
Would I say I enjoyed each bite and was sad when it was over? Yes. Was
I ultimately satisfied? Yes. Did I care enough to write a blog about