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The Book of Pie: Over 100 Recipes, from Savory Fillings to Flaky Crusts

Cider Mill. Oct. 2020. 464p. ISBN 9781646430239. $24.95. COOKING
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This latest offering from Cider Mill Press is filled with more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes accompanied by large color photographs. The book begins with a chapter on crusts, the foundation of every good pie, and includes tips and techniques for a fail safe result every time. Organized by fillings, including creams, fruits, nuts, quiches, and everything from sweet to savory, the book also boasts an entire chapter on trendy hand pies, including whoopie pies and empanadas. Every classic recipe is present, such as lemon meringue, and many cite variations. For example, for pecan pie, you will also find salted caramel & pecan and chocolate & bourbon pecan pie. Some gluten-free and vegan recipes are featured. Vivid photographs help to illustrate the final result. The book with a comprehensive index and a list of metric conversions.
VERDICT Aspiring bakers will appreciate this colorful and comprehensive book on pies.

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