Claire & Brad Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Pie | Making Perfect: Thanksgiving Ep 5 | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 13 November 2019
  • Claire Saffitz and Brad Leone know that after turkey and stuffing, a Thanksgiving meal is judged on its pies. Guests, all of whom have saved room in their stomachs for dessert, will ask: 'What type of pies did the hosts provide? What was the quality of the crust? Was this pumpkin pie pumpkin-y enough?' Claire and Brad want you to pass your guests' pie grading, so they've endeavored to make the perfect Thanksgiving pie.
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    Imagine a pumpkin pie with pecan pie’s best feature—obviously, the candied nut topping. Now spike the custard with rye whiskey, up the flavor of the crust with rye flour, and voilà: pecan-rye pumpkin pie. We use Libby’s canned pumpkin because it’s reliably consistent, with an ideal water content, and few variations in flavor (and no, we’re not paid to say that). The egg wash added during the blind bake serves as a moisture-fighting barrier—a seal-tight guarantee that the bottom crust won’t get soggy. The rye flour will make the crust look darker than your standard pie dough. If it starts getting too dark while baking with the custard filling, tent it with a ring of foil.

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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit   2 months back

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    • Angry Santa
      Angry Santa  1 months back

      Claire: "Today we're making a delicious pumpkin pie... Oh, there's a competition? We're also making a sour cherry pie". Brad:"that's not a Thanksgiving pie Cla-" Claire:"Shut up Brad, I'm not losing this competition!"

    • Tooway
      Tooway  2 months back

      What was their score!!!!!!!

    • Dana Martinez
      Dana Martinez  2 months back

      @ro pro no

    • Dana Martinez
      Dana Martinez  2 months back

      @rodya255 a boyfriend...

    • Keanu notReeves
      Keanu notReeves  2 months back

      cream and brown sugar is how you roast pecans. how do they not know that

  • Tad Saxington
    Tad Saxington  1 hours back

    Pumpkin is a fruit.

    • TheHelenaPotter
      TheHelenaPotter  6 hours back

      okay but is anyone surprised that grandmothers love Brad

      • Kamari Ray
        Kamari Ray  10 hours back

        nobody talked about sweet potato pie.

        • Cyanide
          Cyanide  15 hours back

          Okay but why is Claire making herself look like an old lady with the grey hair?

          • Bob Zmuda
            Bob Zmuda  24 hours back

            how can they have pumpkin pie without whipped cream?

            • G Des
              G Des  1 days back

              OMG Claire, you're so perfect, please marry me.

              • Emma Audrey
                Emma Audrey  1 days back

                “We’ll make some little altercations.”


                • undeadechelon
                  undeadechelon  2 days back


                  • TheHorseLady1212
                    TheHorseLady1212  2 days back

                    I would move heaven and earth to sit at a thanksgiving table set by the BA chefs. I would fight God.

                    • ronaldporras
                      ronaldporras  2 days back

                      Brad is soooo dad material <3

                      • Samantha White
                        Samantha White  2 days back

                        are we gonna talk about how carla said “but are you going to spice up the filling” like what does she think pumpkin pie filling is? straight up pumpkin?

                        • Amjad Ball
                          Amjad Ball  3 days back

                          Why pumpkin though sweet potato is clearly the most superior thanksgiving pie

                          • Amy Welch
                            Amy Welch  3 days back

                            Brad is so ADD

                            • Engrish Muffin
                              Engrish Muffin  3 days back

                              F in the chat for the
                              Apple pie
                              Peach pie
                              Blueberry pie
                              Raspberry pie
                              Strawberry rhubarb
                              Coconut cream pie
                              Chocolate cream pie
                              Custard pie
                              Sweet potato pie
                              Banana cream pie
                              Green tomato pie
                              Lemon chiffon pie
                              Wild berry pie
                              Blackberry pie
                              Cherry pie

                              • R L
                                R L  3 days back

                                Wait, the best pumpkin pie is the label pie on a can? Seriously? Where's the molasses? Pumpkin Pie needs molasses.

                                • billydlight
                                  billydlight  3 days back

                                  8 eggs and evaporated milk, not cream. That's where you get your firm filling

                                  • Belzebub
                                    Belzebub  3 days back

                                    Brad always sounds like he is just a little drunk. I love him

                                    • Bliss Dowden
                                      Bliss Dowden  4 days back

                                      All the black people in the comments cringing because they put pumpkin over sweet potato; such a sad case because sweet potato is superior

                                      • Reuben
                                        Reuben  4 days back

                                        Those two make such an awesome team.

                                        • Felipe Brockveld
                                          Felipe Brockveld  4 days back

                                          Molly, I will paint Tuna. Can I?

                                          • rick marlowe
                                            rick marlowe  4 days back

                                            Go to a competition in Denver, end up a full hour north of actual Denver in a suburb. Sounds like Denver.

                                            • Riley Crow
                                              Riley Crow  4 days back

                                              Cherry Pie > I brought cherry and apple turnover’s to thanksgiving 😂

                                              • LawnD4rt
                                                LawnD4rt  4 days back

                                                Pie Town, NM.. check it..

                                                • Rachel Frost
                                                  Rachel Frost  4 days back

                                                  Brad is like a big muppet. He belongs on Sesame Street.

                                                  • 6666 666
                                                    6666 666  5 days back

                                                    Claire is lovely

                                                    • daniel nunez
                                                      daniel nunez  5 days back


                                                      • Matthew
                                                        Matthew  5 days back

                                                        This channel is so unbelievably good.

                                                        • Steph A-Q
                                                          Steph A-Q  5 days back

                                                          How were they allowed to fly with those pies out???

                                                          • studybeats
                                                            studybeats  6 days back

                                                            Um so you can clearly see Molly’s nipples at the end of the video when she’s in the water

                                                            • Ohh no he's hooot
                                                              Ohh no he's hooot  6 days back

                                                              “It’s not for *Thanksgiving* or anything-“ “IT’S FOR CHARITY”

                                                              • Ohh no he's hooot
                                                                Ohh no he's hooot  6 days back


                                                                • Royal Love
                                                                  Royal Love  6 days back

                                                                  white people are so interesting

                                                                  • Domenik Debert
                                                                    Domenik Debert  6 days back

                                                                    did brad steal that hat

                                                                    • TheRozzyRozz
                                                                      TheRozzyRozz  7 days back

                                                                      Claire’s looking good! Working out?

                                                                      • Xavier Torres
                                                                        Xavier Torres  1 weeks back

                                                                        Claire and Brad don’t worry I live in Colorado people here don’t know how to season their food here at all

                                                                        • Jo A.
                                                                          Jo A.  1 weeks back

                                                                          Can I adopt Brad?

                                                                          • Mario Chavez tovar
                                                                            Mario Chavez tovar  1 weeks back

                                                                            looked like jim and Pam when they had pie

                                                                            • Set Sail
                                                                              Set Sail  1 weeks back

                                                                              Perfect, I've been taught how to make a non placing pie that isn't even pretty.

                                                                              • johann adams
                                                                                johann adams  1 weeks back

                                                                                Im sure Brad wanted to do weird things and Claire wasnt to into it 😂😂😂

                                                                                • Clay Williams
                                                                                  Clay Williams  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Claire at the Fair

                                                                                  is a whole mood and a great series name (plus Brad)

                                                                                  • Kristi Jimenez
                                                                                    Kristi Jimenez  1 weeks back

                                                                                    y’all really left sweet potato out like that 🥺😣

                                                                                    • Hope Clinard
                                                                                      Hope Clinard  1 weeks back

                                                                                      As a pastry chef myself, I have tried so many different desserts over the years. The one that stuck, and has been requested 3 or 4 years in a row is a pretty simple Deep Dish Cheesecake Pecan Pie. It is SO GOOD!!!

                                                                                      • Julie Yen
                                                                                        Julie Yen  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I just re-watched the Sour "Dough"nuts episodes and now I'm here and I just really need more Brad and Claire videos

                                                                                        • Denise Farrell
                                                                                          Denise Farrell  1 weeks back

                                                                                          You can't send sophisticated New York City palate's to compete with mid Western Taste buds

                                                                                          • candida flute
                                                                                            candida flute  1 weeks back

                                                                                            "This is like having 3 chris moroccos taste your pie"

                                                                                            • גיא שעשוע
                                                                                              גיא שעשוע  1 weeks back

                                                                                              I love Clair so much

                                                                                              • 1-21
                                                                                                1-21  1 weeks back

                                                                                                “Young adults aged 19-59 years”