The Pie Tin, Newtown

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  • I really want to love The Pie Tin.
  • The premise of it is great: sweet and savoury pies that are handmade on-site with quality ingredients.
  • It’s also got a whimsical and slightly quirky personality that is exemplified through the decor, metal sporks, pie etiquette 101 signage and tin plates.
  • If you’re in the mood for lunch, the savoury pies make for an okay meal.
  • I don’t think they’re particularly flavoursome but they do come with the option of some generous sides that would cover you in the hunger department.
  • I was hoping that the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Tart would resemble either Whittaker’s Peanut Butter block or at least Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in tart format.
  • The crust held a thick peanut butter layer beneath a smooth and rich milk chocolate ganache.
  • Chunks of crunchy caramel and peanuts were scattered over the top of the whole ensemble.
  • I alternated between eating sporkfuls of the tart to get a sense of what it tasted like as a whole and my preferred deconstructing layers methodology.
  • The milk chocolate layer was the best part.
  • The crust was kind of crumbly and tasteless.
  • The peanut butter layer was weak on the peanut butter flavour and could have done with a bit more salt to enhance it.
  • The caramel chunks weren’t particularly impressive as they were predominantly sweet and lacked any distinct flavour.
  • It may have been more interesting to top the tart with either salted caramel or honeycomb.
  • I wouldn’t order this tart again but The Pie Tin does have other variations I am curious about.
  • This means I’ll continue to frequent The Pie Tin when the opportunity presents itself in the hopes of finding something mind-blowingly good but with the realistic expectation that it’ll probably just be a mediocre experience.
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