Baltimore Bomb Pie

A decadent vanilla chess and chocolate pie made with Maryland’s own Berger cookies.




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Press the pie dough into a deep dish pie plate.
  3. Break up the Berger cookies and place in an even layer over the pie dough.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vinegar and vanilla extract until combined. Pour in the melted butter and whisk until combined, then whisk in the cornstarch.
  6. Pour the mixture over the Berger cookies.
  7. Place the pie pan on a baking sheet and bake for 55-65 minutes or until the center is just set.
  8. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.


Recipe can be made 1-2 days in advance, cooled completely and refrigerated. Let pie come to room temperature before serving.

If you cannot find Berger cookies, here is a recipe I found for a recreation of them. Use enough cookies to cover the bottom of the pie crust.  Berger Cookie Recipe

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