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If you’re going to buy a book about pie, make it Teeny Lamothe’s Tour Of Pie. The noted baker and expert has been featured on some of our favorite blogs and websites and released her first cookbook this spring. Whether it’s a crumble, buckle, brown Betty or just a classic, friendly pie you’re looking to bake, Teeny’s got about a ton of options for you. First up, a creamy espresso-infused, blackberry-topped creation we can’t wait to make. 

When I was little I would beg my mom to put a few spoonfuls of her coffee into my hot chocolate so I could be a lady and drink a “mocha.” This pie reminds me of that, the way the light and fluffy chocolate is piled high and topped with whipped cream with just a hint of espresso to surprise your taste buds. (Since I don’t have an espresso maker, I go to my local coffee shop and ask for a shot of espresso to go.) This pie is similar to the more traditional French silk (and also requires a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer to make), but here the espresso and blackberries lend some unexpected twists. In a manner similar to layering strawberries into the bottom of a traditional French silk pie, I like to spoon a sweet blackberry compote over the slices of this one when serving. It reminds me of my time in Seattle, where I was surrounded by coffee and blackberries at every turn.

Reprinted with permission from Teeny’s Tour Of Pie