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

  • Published on Nov 13, 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  25 days ago +1750

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    • Tooway
      Tooway 2 days ago

      What was their score!!!!!!!

    • Dana Martinez
      Dana Martinez 19 days ago

      @ro pro no

    • Dana Martinez
      Dana Martinez 19 days ago

      @rodya255 a boyfriend...

    • Keanu notReeves
      Keanu notReeves 21 day ago +1

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

    • per sebra
      per sebra 21 day ago

      @Joshua Samuels why not link us a some black channels?

  • Chanse Paskins
    Chanse Paskins 4 hours ago

    I've never seen Claire so annoyed with Brad

  • Emma Pemberley
    Emma Pemberley 5 hours ago

    I always thought Brad and Claire should date. Then I watched this video.

  • Hungry for Apples?
    Hungry for Apples? 5 hours ago

    Should’ve just sent them to Denver to pick up some weed

  • According to Devin
    According to Devin 5 hours ago

    “Time moves with the energy you put out there.”-Brad

  • Liza Alexis
    Liza Alexis 6 hours ago

    The big can of Libby makes 2 pies ( FYI), by their classic recipe. It’s how I get my own pie to myself every year!!!

  • Sav’s Circle
    Sav’s Circle 6 hours ago

    Power couple!!!!! I stand!

  • demelitia
    demelitia 10 hours ago

    Baking Hermione and Human Retriever go to Denver.

  • Gecko
    Gecko 10 hours ago

    Did you grey at an early age

  • phoenixj
    phoenixj 12 hours ago

    I would watch 46 minutes of Brad just charming old ladies

  • Brennen Charles
    Brennen Charles 15 hours ago

    “Don’t rush it! OSHA Claire.” - Brad 🤣

  • Bekki Farmer
    Bekki Farmer 17 hours ago

    I’d never seen anyone else with the same energy as Julien Solomita until I started watching videos with brad in them 😂

  • Carin Fonk
    Carin Fonk 18 hours ago

    I find myself in Claire so much. I'm not competitive at all but it's moreso that I get it in my head that I might win. Even though I don't really want to win, it's just the disappointment of losing that gets to me.

  • Jillian Waggoner
    Jillian Waggoner 22 hours ago

    Claire: " I feel worthless, also I need a turkey leg"

  • D S
    D S Day ago

    WTF did you even do using canned filling?

  • Namana
    Namana Day ago

    These two need to make more videos together they’re so funny! Brad is so chaotic and Clair is so normal they make a perfect duo

  • Steve Tipton
    Steve Tipton Day ago

    Why is Brad not wearing shoes?

  • T Tran
    T Tran Day ago

    I kind of wanna see the pies that did win and see Brad Gourmet makes them...

  • Renku Panda
    Renku Panda Day ago

    "Time moves with the energy you put out there."
    Untrue I put out no energy and time flies by.

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo Day ago

    38:52 i'm SO IMPRESSED by how complex the judging system was!!!!!!!!

  • Sam Hernandez
    Sam Hernandez Day ago

    lmao Claire and brad make the best combo. chaos & comedy

  • ana. onomatopoeia
    ana. onomatopoeia 2 days ago

    Subscribed! This video was so good. Didn't even realize it was 45 minutes long

  • imapeppr27
    imapeppr27 2 days ago

    I am frankly very personally offended that Claire and brad’s pies did not win

  • Ben Mager
    Ben Mager 2 days ago

    Claires laugh brings me so much joy and brads energy too bless them for being such pure human beings

  • Jason Johnson
    Jason Johnson 2 days ago

    Are there no black chefs here to say sweet potato pie?

  • Dorothy Bathke
    Dorothy Bathke 2 days ago

    It works well with the pecans if you stiff whip the whites, fold in sugar and pecans, then bake them separately before placing on top.

  • feylin
    feylin 2 days ago

    one tip found out by accident, mix all the pumpkin pie filling except the pumpkin, overnight. So that spiced custard is so much more flavorful and custardy.

  • queen jeski
    queen jeski 2 days ago

    ok but brad’s eyes at 3:09 pheuw, i’m just saying 🤷‍♀️

  • LaconicMuse378
    LaconicMuse378 3 days ago

    Team pumpkin!

  • Harry Crabcakes
    Harry Crabcakes 3 days ago

    sponsored by libbys and vermont creamery...subtle.

  • FBIMOUS377
    FBIMOUS377 3 days ago

    Dude that contest is no joke

  • suna 173.6jm
    suna 173.6jm 3 days ago

    35:22 i'm crying
    brad: good fun!
    claire: I feel like I'm not being taken seriously

    VVENJO 4 days ago

    You can tell Molly wears her glasses/sunglasses a lot outside.

  • Matthew Edwards
    Matthew Edwards 4 days ago

    Alright, Tito's, we get it. You need to find a way into my pies too.

  • latinope
    latinope 4 days ago +1

    32:53 is the exact emotion this whole video exudes.

  • Andee McKenzie
    Andee McKenzie 4 days ago

    Love these two, chaotic Brad and methodical Claire. And I have to say, I love Claire's hair with the swoop of grey! Love it!

  • Selvin Ortiz
    Selvin Ortiz 4 days ago

    jean hat.... jat

  • Bianca Primo
    Bianca Primo 4 days ago

    Loved this video!
    To everyone shipping them please remember they are real people not fictional characters

  • Angelica Scardino
    Angelica Scardino 4 days ago

    “Losers don’t get turkey legs Claire” haha

  • MichaelSanguine
    MichaelSanguine 5 days ago

    Must be weird to film in July, but release in November.

  • Bigolbitch
    Bigolbitch 5 days ago +1

    I’m so mad they were in Colorado and I didn’t know

  • Peyton Marie
    Peyton Marie 5 days ago

    rhoda is such a sweet heart i love her

  • Christopher Fritz
    Christopher Fritz 5 days ago

    I would have chopped the pecans to make it easier to get a clean slice.

  • neyan
    neyan 5 days ago

    wait how do you get pies through airport security

  • MrJmrk92
    MrJmrk92 5 days ago +1

    C: "will you split the $100 with me?"
    B: "No, im gonna donate it to the cancer fund"
    C:*...checks to see if the cameras are still rolling*..."ok, fine"
    Oh Claire, we were all thinking the same thing :P
    Love this duo!

  • Ashton Colby
    Ashton Colby 5 days ago

    Cherry and Pecan 🥧👌

  • M H
    M H 5 days ago

    the hipster is strong in this video

  • Ella marie
    Ella marie 5 days ago

    I got to ads for Vermont butter

  • Daisy Vasquez
    Daisy Vasquez 6 days ago

    Most people in America prefer overly sweet desserts, so I can’t say I’m surprised you didn’t win (I say that in the best way). Not everyone has a chefs palette, and most of us are used to eating bland fast food everyday. What I’m trying to say is, those people surely don’t have the range to rate your delicious pies!!

  • Daisy Vasquez
    Daisy Vasquez 6 days ago

    They live in New York so $100 is probs more like $10 to them 😭

  • Kyle H
    Kyle H 6 days ago

    I loved Claire's range of emotions during the competition lmfao

  • Bryan Cortez
    Bryan Cortez 6 days ago

    I could tell she was competitive af the whole episode but when she almost cried I was like "omg claire stop" :'(

  • vera bar
    vera bar 6 days ago +4

    I adore the noises Brad makes, when he adds ingredients. It's like a little "whoop"

  • Dea Magnusson Luelmo
    Dea Magnusson Luelmo 6 days ago +2

    I love how there is a big hole
    Everyone: 😱
    Brad: can we just patch it?
    Next shot dough is flawless and no one mentions hole again
    Me: 🤔

  • Alice
    Alice 7 days ago

    These two are another iconic aries and virgo duo of youtube!

  • Wendy Cooper
    Wendy Cooper 7 days ago

    A question and a thought... Why are you blind baking the crust for a fruit pie? Also is it possible that using less vodka allows a little bit more gluten to develop which you might need because you're using right crust? Since right crust doesn't have as much gluten or do I have it wrong?

    • Wendy Cooper
      Wendy Cooper 7 days ago

      Sorry that was meant to say Rye crust...

  • Peacemuser
    Peacemuser 7 days ago

    How did the winner's pies even look like?

  • Banter
    Banter 7 days ago

    I would love to eat Claire's pie!

  • Richard Po
    Richard Po 7 days ago

    I am getting Jenna and Julien vibes

  • LosingLara
    LosingLara 8 days ago