Perfect Pies: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes from America's Pie-Baking Champion (Hardcover)
 
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Perfect Pies: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes from America's Pie-Baking Champion (Hardcover)

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    The smell of a pie baking in the kitchen immediately conjures up feelings of comfort, nostalgia, and love. Michele Stuart vividly remembers standing at her grandmother’s apron hem as a child, as she fine-tuned (and improved!) family recipes that had be......more

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The smell of a pie baking in the kitchen immediately conjures up feelings of comfort, nostalgia, and love. Michele Stuart vividly remembers standing at her grandmother’s apron hem as a child, as she fine-tuned (and improved!) family recipes that had been passed down for generations. Eventually, Stuart’s lifelong passion for pie-making inspired her to open what would become the world-famous shop Michele’s Pies.

You don’t have to travel to Michele’s Pies in Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut, though, to taste Stuart’s mouthwatering creations. Perfect Pies shares nearly eighty delicious recipes, many of them National Pie Championships winners: There are desserts bursting with fruit (Country Apple Pie, Blueberry-Blackberry Pie), crunchy with nuts (Chocolate-Pecan-Bourbon Pie, Maple Walnut Pie), cream-filled delights (Coconut Custard Pie, Lemon Chiffon Pie), and pies perfect for a party (Ultimate Banana Split Pie, Candyland Pie). And let’s not forget Stuart’s sensational savory creations, from Lobster Pot Pie to Quiche Lorraine to Italian Wheat Pie. Stuart also passes along easy recipes for Hot Fudge Sauce, Raspberry Jam, and Whipped Cream to top it all off.

Stuart’s secret, she says, is that her pies are “made by hand with love,” but she doesn’t neglect to advise you on the basic kitchen tools you’ll need as she reveals essential tips and techniques, from how to roll out dough to the best way to make light and flaky crust. And of course she stresses the use of fresh, seasonal fruits and other wholesome ingredients. “The best pies are the ones that keep it simple,” Stuart notes. So whether you’re a pie novice, a weekend baker, or a seasoned pastry chef, Perfect Pies will help make everything you bake worthy of a blue ribbon.

Michele Stuart is the owner and pastry chef of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut. Her pies have earned her twenty-six National Pie Championships Awards—mostly first place—in a range of categories. Stuart and her pies have been featured in The New York Times, and on Good Morning America and the Food Network, among other media outlets.

Author:
Stuart, Michele
Genre:
COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Pies
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
202
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Publish Date:
09/20/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780345524881
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
7.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
1.55 lb
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  • Perfect Pies cookbook

    I like the cookbook and so do the others I bought them for. They were reasonably priced, low postage rate and arrived quickly.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? very well
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    renaekh from Billings, Montana, Jun 23, 2012

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  • Great Book!

    LOVE this cookbook! There are so many varieties of pies that it makes this book a must have!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly the same.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on target.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. The book was in perfect condition.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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