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May 20, 2005

The Dangerously Delicious Pies of Rodney Henry


When Rodney Henry (above, with two of his pies) was a little boy he loved to bake pies.

He kept on baking as a hobby while he tried to make it big with his rockabilly band.

But the pies proved more popular than the band.

So in 2003 he opened Dangerously Delicious Pies in Baltimore, Maryland.

The shop's sign sports a pie and crossbones.

And the pies are real home–made pies: no artfully crimped edges or pastry embellishments.

They're also without the gelatinous syrup that seems de rigueur in store–bought fruit pies these days.

Henry's pies are entirely handmade and use only real fruit and natural ingredients.

The only frozen fruit he employs are blueberries, which Henry freezes himself in June.

His crust is the real article, made from lard, salt, baking powder, milk and a little sugar.

His pies are now carried at Dean & DeLuca's Washington, D.C. store.

They cost $20 for a 10" pie except for cherry, which is $24.

If you stop by his shop (2400 Fleet St. in Baltimore; Monday–Saturday 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.; tel: 410–522–7437) you can buy single slices for $3.50 apiece.

When Henry opened his shop he offered seven pies; he now has 35 offerings, along with an increasingly popular line of savory pies including steak chili, which he says is "bigger and nastier than any other pie out there."

Can't make it into Baltimore?


No problema: order from the shop's website.

[via Christianna McCausland and the Washington Post]

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