The Book On Pie
With The Book on Pie, Erin Jeanne McDowell, the New York Times contributing baker extraordinaire and top food stylist, has created a comprehensive handbook that simplifies all you'll ever need to know for making perfect pies. The Book on Pie starts with the basics, including ways to mix pie dough for extra flaky crusts, storage and freezing, recipe size conversions, and expert tips for decorating and styling, before diving into the recipes for all the different kinds of pies: fruit, custard, cream, chiffon, cold set, savory, and mini. Find everything from classics like Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie, to more inspired recipes like Birthday-Cake Pie and Caramel Pork Pie with Chile and Scallions. Six chapters and loads of recipes and inspirational and instructional photography show you the way. Erin also suggests recommended pie doughs and toppings with each recipe for infinitely customizable pies: Mix and match Pumpkin Spice Pie Dough and Dark Chocolate Drippy Glaze with the Pumpkin Pie, or sub in the Chive Compound-Butter Crust for the Croque Madame Pielets . . . the possibilities are endless. With helpful tips, photographic guides, and inspirations—pie-deas—it's almost like having Erin in the kitchen baking pies with you.
The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies by Erin Jeanne McDowell. 352 Pages, Hardcover. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.