Antoni Porowski Explains A Trick For A Dreamy Layered Pie - Exclusive

It is officially dessert season — and that means pumpkin pies at every store and apples being turned into every treat possible. But whether it's apple crumble or peppermint bark that caters to your sweet tooth, there is one ingredient that is always a hit among households: chocolate. It's also arguably one of the most versatile cooking ingredients due to its delicious flavor (and, let's face it — you can't beat chocolate chip cookies). Halloween ups the ante, with chocolate lovers purchasing candy bars left and right.

But no matter how many desserts the treat provides, it can be easy to feel like you've run out of options. In an exclusive interview, Tasting Table turned to "Queer Eye" star Antoni Porowski to learn exactly how to solve this problem. The food and wine expert has had a multitude of television appearances, his most recent show being "Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition," which recently premiered on Netflix. As the host, Porowski definitely has some insights as to what desserts you should or shouldn't make, especially as the holidays are right around the corner. He shared a trick to take one of his favorite chocolate treats to the next level.

Porowski puts dulce de leche in his favorite chocolate dessert

Antoni Porowski is an avid chocolate lover just like the rest of us, but there is one dessert that he can't get enough of. "Jim's Pi pie," featured in one of Porowki's cookbooks titled "Antoni in the Kitchen," is a layered-pie dream. The secret? A layer of dulce de leche. The Netflix star told Tasting Table, "It's very simple — graham crust, a thin layer of dulce de leche, so you have the caramel fix, and a chocolate custard or a chocolate mousse." He added, "On top, a nice torched meringue." Porwoski explained that he enjoys graham crust due to its similarity to the texture of shortbread.

According to Porowski's cookbook, the recipe name was inspired by National Pi Day, which happens to fall on his actual birthday. The television host said, "Crush some graham crackers [and] pound them into the bottom of a baking dish." Porowski then pours dulce de leche into the crust, followed by a homemade chocolate filling. Chilling the pie overnight is key before making and topping the dessert with meringue. The recipe incorporates all sorts of sweets, so it is sure to be a household hit no matter your family's preferences.

"Easy-Bake Battle: The Home Cooking Competition" is out now on Netflix. Keep up with Antoni Porowski's Instagram page for his latest recipes and projects.