Founder Krissy Gibson made this on Ireland AM in 2018, and Take the Cake is the only bakery in Ireland that serves it. Crack Pie comes from New York pastry Chef Christina Tosi. She recently changed the name of this pie to reflect the name of her café in New York — “Milk Bar Pie”. Netflix has a show called “Chef’s Table”, in which Chef Tosi is featured making this in Season 4, Episode 1. If you like toffee or caramel desserts, you will love this topped with unsweetened whipped cream. It is made with butter, brown sugar, eggs, cream, and pure vanilla.
Rene Lynch of the L.A. Times says:
“[the] crust… is divinely rustic and unrefined — don’t bother trying to get a perfect edge as you press it into the pie plate. It just won’t happen. It’s not an understatement to say that this pie defies description… It’s ooey-gooey. Buttery and rich. I’ll wager that it’s not like any pie you’ve ever had before…”