The dish: Carolina Classic Cherry Pie
Lawyer-turned-piemaker Brianna Abrams grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where all the women in her family—including her great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and sister—baked together for every occasion. When she moved to Los Angeles and took in the abundance of fresh fruit at local farmers markets, Abrams was inspired enough to ditch the courthouse and start churning out her now-famous crusts. Named after the Carolina Classic Fair, her cherry pie is nothing like the saccharine, jelly-like concoctions out there. Instead, this lightly sweetened culinary masterpiece is filled with fresh, juicy, whole dark cherries in a flaky double crust that makes it one of Abrams’s favorites. Want to pretend you put a little more effort into the dessert spread? Winston also has bake-from-home harvest apple pies, which arrive raw, unbaked, and fully egg-washed and sugar-dusted—so all you have to do is pop ‘em in the oven.
How to order: Order online for pickup or delivery; nationwide shipping is also available.