300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie

By Ken Haedrich

Pie is the most comprehensive and accessible book ever written on the subject. This showcase of Ken Haedrich’s passion for pie represents a lifelong quest to demonstrate how easy and delicious homemade pie can be. Every recipe has been tested for success and features reassuring advice and specific tips. Pie celebrates the best pie recipes and traditions—both old and new—and is the only resource a home baker needs.

Although Haedrich’s scope is exhaustive, his approach to pie making is relaxed. An instructive, anecdotal introductory chapter walks home bakers through crust making, whether by food processor, electric mixer, or hand, as well as how to roll it out, what kind of rolling pins to use, which pans give a perfectly browned bottom crust, how to prevent burned edges, and how to make decorative edges, cutouts, and latticework. 
He answers all the questions home bakers want to know: What will the crust look like when it is being mixed? How large should the crust be rolled? What should the filling look like when the pie is done? Why is it important to cool pies properly?

Every kind of dessert pie is here, whether double crust, single crust, graham cracker or cookie crust, skillet pies, or hand pies. There are all kinds of fruit pies (Pear and Fig Pie, Mother of All Apple Pies), summer berry pies (Deep Dish Blackberry Peach Pie), chiffon pies (Lime Chiffon Pie), cream and custard pies (Sugar Cream Pie), icebox and ice cream pies (Bittersweet Chocolate Turtle Pie), nut pies (Caramel Coffee Hazelnut Pie), and pies bursting with traditional fall flavors (Spiced Pumpkin Indian Pudding Pie), as well as meringue pies, cheese pies, custard pies, and more.

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“A cookbook for everyone who wants to master the art of baking pies. Everything is explained in detail and is easy to understand. Building your confidence is his key to success.”
—Chuck Williams, founder, Williams-Sonoma

“Ken Haedrich’s passion for pies is unmistakable in his exciting new book. This comprehensive volume covers the craft of pie baking from “A to Z.” Haedrich shares a wealth of mouthwatering recipes along with helpful hints and lots of lore. From the simple to the sublime, Pieis a ‘must-have’ on your bookshelf.” 
—Carole Walter, author of Great Cookies and Great Pies & Tarts

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Book Details


Published: September 2011
Pages: 656
Trim Size: 8 x 9 in.
Interior Design:
2 Color with Photo Insert

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