Black Bottom Pie

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

  • About

Needs no comment. Or rather, I can’t think of any that would do justice to this perfect pie. Except to say that I would change the phrase “as American as apple pie” to “as American as black bottom pie.”


The Crust

  • 35 crisp ginger cookies, ginger snap type ( cups when ground)
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Soak the gelatin in the water and keep warm.

Make the Crust

Roll out the cookies or break them up in a food processor until they are coarse crumbs. Put them in a bowl and mix in the melted butter. Line a