Lomelino's Pies by Linda Lomelino

Linda Lomelino has the gift. She magically transforms sweet treats into beautiful works of art. Her photographs are enchanting and her recipes are killer good. Last year, we featured her title My Sweet Kitchen (and shared her recipe for Oreo and Raspberry Cheesecake). Her books are a source of culinary and photographic inspiration. 

In Linda's latest Lomelino's Pies: A Celebration of Pies, Galettes, and Tarts, she tackles pie that is anything but humble. Pies use to be thought of as a simple dessert, something grandmothers made and every diner had in their display cases.  Today, pie has taken center stage making a resurgence with bakers who are creating pies that push flavor boundaries as well as those pies being topped with artistic crust designs that are almost too pretty to slice.

In Lomelino's Pies, Linda takes us to "Pie School" with tips and instructions that both novices and experienced pie bakers alike can use to hone their skills. Her crust designs are spectacular and her recipes are interesting from using phyllo as a crust in her Pecan pie, to blending mascarpone, rosemary, and walnuts in her Fig tart, to creating a showstopper from scratch Cinnamon roll pie with apple. 

Special thanks to Roost Books for sharing her Apple crumb pie with honey and pecans and for providing five copies of this book in our contest below open to US and Canada. 


Apple crumble pie with honey and pecans

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I baked this apple crumble pie for the first time for a wine tasting that I held together with my friend Lua. She chose the wines and I baked foods to go with them. She had chosen a wine that complemented apples and nuts, and then I decided to improvise this pie. The participants loved it so much (as did I) that, of course, it had to have a place in this book.

1 pie, about 8 inches in diameter, 6-8 servings

Crumble topping

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup coarse sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 ½ ounces pecans
  • 6 ½ tablespoons (3 ¼ ounces) cold butter

Apple and honey filling 

  • 30 ounces apples (about 4 apples)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Crumble Topping

Mix all the ingredients except the butter in a food processor or blender and pulse it to a relatively fine meal. Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the flour mixture. Pulse the mixture until the dough is crumbly.

Preparing the Filling and Assembling and Baking the Pie

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. To prepare the filling, peel, core, and slice the apples. Put the slices in a large bowl and add the honey and cornstarch.

3. Pour the apple filling into a pie pan. (Note: Do not use a spring¬form pan, as the liquid will leak out.) Crumble the topping evenly over the filling. Bake the pie on the middle rack of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool. Serve the pie with Caramel Ice Cream (page 137) or Caramel Vanilla Sauce (page 138), if desired.

From Lomelino's Pies by Linda Lomelino, © 2017 by Linda Lomelino. Photographs by Linda Lomelino, © 2017 by Linda Lomelino. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO.

The publisher is offering five copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • heyjude  on  1/2/2018 at 6:16 PM

    Pecan Pie with Phyllo Dough

  • milgwimper  on  1/2/2018 at 6:34 PM

    peach pie with cognac

  • Ginnytad  on  1/2/2018 at 6:45 PM

    I would do the cherry and almond pie. I love cherries and almonds together....

  • ktowle  on  1/2/2018 at 6:53 PM

    I would love to try baking the hand pie of pears and ginger.

  • Shelley.b  on  1/2/2018 at 6:55 PM

    Apple crumble pie

  • stef  on  1/2/2018 at 8:08 PM

    Rhubarb slab pie

  • kmn4  on  1/2/2018 at 9:07 PM

    Citrus meringue pie

  • Angryyew  on  1/2/2018 at 9:19 PM

    The rhubarb slab looks good.

  • tennyogirl  on  1/2/2018 at 9:42 PM

    Rhubarb Slab Pie

  • Aproporpoise  on  1/2/2018 at 10:32 PM

    The banoffee pie with honeycomb. Yuuum!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  1/2/2018 at 11:35 PM

    I am a sucker for honeycomb so the Banoffee pie with honeycomb calls my name.

  • love2laf  on  1/3/2018 at 6:52 AM

    Apple crumble pie with honey and pecans

  • sberes  on  1/3/2018 at 7:00 AM

    Nutella and cream cheese pop filling

  • sarahawker  on  1/3/2018 at 9:47 AM

    Banoffee pie with honeycomb

  • CMCooks  on  1/3/2018 at 11:36 AM

    Raspberry turnovers!

  • sgump  on  1/3/2018 at 11:47 AM

    Ooh: red currant pie with white chocolate!

  • janv  on  1/3/2018 at 12:39 PM

    Have always wanted to try peach pie, but add cognac?

  • Kristjudy  on  1/3/2018 at 1:35 PM

    Oh I love rhubarb, so, rhubarb slab pie.

  • lgroom  on  1/3/2018 at 2:13 PM

    Mmmmm ... citrus meringue.

  • contest718  on  1/3/2018 at 2:48 PM

    Peach pie with Cognac

  • vinochic  on  1/3/2018 at 2:54 PM

    Peach pie with Cognac

  • ktwalla  on  1/3/2018 at 3:24 PM

    Rhubarb Slab Pie

  • skipeterson  on  1/3/2018 at 3:50 PM

    Blueberry pie with buttermilk and lemon

  • lpatterson412  on  1/3/2018 at 5:01 PM

    Once again you have my mouth watering, I would love to try the S'mores Pie!!!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  1/3/2018 at 5:37 PM

    banoffee pie

  • LarissaPrusak  on  1/3/2018 at 7:07 PM

    I would try every apple recipe. We love any apple pie.

  • EmilyR  on  1/4/2018 at 12:31 AM

    Galette with apricots, blackberries, and thyme.

  • dbielick  on  1/4/2018 at 5:53 AM

    S'mores pie

  • Dannausc  on  1/4/2018 at 7:00 AM

    Blueberry pie with buttermilk and lemon

  • ravensfan  on  1/4/2018 at 11:07 AM

    Classic apple pie

  • daniellespinato1  on  1/4/2018 at 12:51 PM

    Nut and caramel pie sounds interesting.

  • Nancith  on  1/4/2018 at 9:57 PM

    S'mores pie is appealing!

  • trudys_person  on  1/4/2018 at 10:59 PM

    Banoffee Pie with Honeycomb - OMG that sounds good!

  • antpantsii  on  1/4/2018 at 11:04 PM

    Rhubarb and Strawberry Galette. Sounds lovely

  • infotrop  on  1/5/2018 at 1:10 PM

    Plum pie with pistachios, rum, and vanilla would be a very good use of our proliferation of plums...

  • jluvs2bake  on  1/6/2018 at 2:52 PM

    Rhubarb slab pie!

  • Mariaannette  on  1/6/2018 at 4:28 PM

    I think I would come two: classic apple pie topped with her maple cream.

  • antpantsii  on  1/6/2018 at 4:29 PM

    rhubarb slab pie

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  1/6/2018 at 4:33 PM

    I love pies! I would make the Peach and strawberry pie with brown butter first.

  • Maefleur  on  1/6/2018 at 7:18 PM

    Since I would have to wait for in season peaches for the peach with cognac pie, I’ll make the nut and caramel pie first! Everything sounds so good!

  • matag  on  1/6/2018 at 9:39 PM

    Raspberry turnovers

  • dduvall  on  1/6/2018 at 9:41 PM

    Blueberry pie with buttermilk and lemon . It sounds absolutely delicious.

  • celestin  on  1/7/2018 at 12:02 AM

    That Apple crumble pie with honey and pecans has my mouth watering

  • Siegal  on  1/7/2018 at 9:35 AM

    I would start with Apple and pear gallete

  • RSW  on  1/7/2018 at 12:32 PM

    Blueberry pie with buttermilk and lemon

  • dvajefink  on  1/8/2018 at 8:32 AM

    Many good recipes but I would make the homemade evaporated milk. Would like to see the recipe

  • hibeez  on  1/8/2018 at 11:28 AM

    I have prolific peach trees, so Peach pie with Cognac appeals to me!

  • lozzle77  on  1/8/2018 at 2:25 PM

    Citrus meringue pie

  • jmay42066  on  1/8/2018 at 7:27 PM

    S'mores pie

  • jezpurr  on  1/8/2018 at 10:29 PM

    Hard to say, lots of temptation, maybe the nuts and caramel!!!^_^

  • tmcginty  on  1/9/2018 at 5:39 AM

    Galette with apricots, blackberries, and thyme.

  • tarae1204  on  1/11/2018 at 4:11 PM

    Hand pies with pears and ginger

  • rstuart  on  1/12/2018 at 6:34 PM

    Red Currant pie with white chocolate

  • tagubajones  on  1/12/2018 at 6:40 PM

    Whipped honey crème fraîche

  • Laura1  on  1/12/2018 at 6:41 PM

    peach pie

  • Steben  on  1/12/2018 at 6:51 PM

    Plum pie with pistachios, rum, and vanilla

  • AngelaLCooks  on  1/12/2018 at 7:10 PM

    Nut & caramel pie

  • jenniebakes  on  1/12/2018 at 7:24 PM

    I think the Plum pie with pistachios, rum, and vanilla sounds good for winter!

  • sparkfan1965  on  1/12/2018 at 8:28 PM

    I want to try Cherry Pie with Almonds. Cherry Pie is one of my favorites!

  • Julia  on  1/12/2018 at 10:25 PM

    Peach pie with cognac.

  • munki  on  1/12/2018 at 10:29 PM

    Fig tart with mascarpone, rosemary, and walnuts. Beautiful looking book. Love LL’s Instagram!

  • JJWong  on  1/12/2018 at 11:33 PM

    Fried apple pies with caramel, YUM!

  • princes1412  on  1/13/2018 at 6:42 AM

    Cherry pie with almonds for me!

  • RickPearson54  on  1/13/2018 at 8:33 AM

    s'mores pie

  • tararr  on  1/13/2018 at 2:29 PM

    Just one? I adore pies. Okay...Umm... Peach pie!

  • LaurenE  on  1/13/2018 at 3:15 PM

    hand pie of pears and ginger

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  1/13/2018 at 4:07 PM

    sucker for the classics so the classic apple pie found on page 30 would be my first recipe to try

  • ladybrooke  on  1/14/2018 at 9:00 PM

    It's hard to pick, but probably the pumpkin pie with chocolate would be first.

  • RoseMGenuine  on  1/15/2018 at 10:13 PM

    Blueberry pie with buttermilk and lemon. My daughter is asking for blueberry pie lately.

  • LMS209  on  1/16/2018 at 6:43 PM

    coconut cream pie

  • VeryVigario  on  1/16/2018 at 7:45 PM

    I would make the nut and caramel pie! It sounds very different!

  • ljsimmons  on  1/17/2018 at 2:41 AM

    Citrus meringue pie

  • irinastiles  on  1/17/2018 at 5:14 AM

    Peach Pie with Cognac

  • kelliwinter  on  1/17/2018 at 3:37 PM

    Cinnamon roll pie with apples

  • Scotsman61  on  1/19/2018 at 11:55 PM

    Peach pie with cognac. Although I may replace the Cognac with Bacardi Spiced Rum and a dash of nutmeg

  • FireRunner2379  on  1/20/2018 at 3:58 PM

    I love pie, with that said the Cinnamon roll pie with apples sounds yummy!

  • Sfgordon  on  1/24/2018 at 1:26 PM

    fig tart with mascarpone, rosemary and walnuts!

  • jc214a  on  1/24/2018 at 5:31 PM

    Raspberry Turnovers sound delicious.

  • rosalee  on  1/25/2018 at 10:26 PM

    Can't say no to Galette with strawberries and rhubarb!

  • Jenamarie  on  1/27/2018 at 10:03 PM

    Apple crumble pie with honey and pecans

  • DeepCreekKitchen  on  2/2/2018 at 11:11 AM

    Apple crumble pie with honey and pecans

  • rivergait  on  2/2/2018 at 1:26 PM

    Galette with strawberries and rhubarb, anticipating spring. I like galettes since I, as a single, can't eat a whole pie-in-a-pie plate in a timely fashion.

  • orchidlady01  on  2/3/2018 at 2:47 PM

    Apple crumble pie with honey and pecans

  • abihamm  on  2/3/2018 at 4:42 PM

    Rhubarb Slab Pie

  • pcaradonna  on  2/3/2018 at 5:49 PM

    Classic apple pie

  • schesshire  on  2/3/2018 at 6:48 PM

    Raspberry turnovers!

  • HelenB  on  2/3/2018 at 10:34 PM

    Peach pie with cognac. Wow.

  • t.t  on  2/4/2018 at 12:13 AM

    Crumble pie with brown butter, chocolate, and blackberries

  • kedmiston  on  2/5/2018 at 9:00 AM

    I'm currently craving all things spring and summer, so this is the recipe that really stood out: Peach and strawberry pie with brown butter (page 35). :)

  • Karla123  on  2/5/2018 at 3:28 PM

    Crispy pear crumble pie!

  • nicolthepickle  on  2/6/2018 at 11:57 AM

    The Raspberry Turnovers recipe. It sounds simply amazing.

  • Redlizzy1  on  2/7/2018 at 9:14 PM

    Rhubarb slab pie

  • cindymisho  on  2/8/2018 at 5:04 PM

    peach and strawberry pie

  • Siegal  on  2/9/2018 at 7:35 PM

    I want to make cherry pie with almond

  • soffner  on  2/10/2018 at 8:42 PM

    Galette with strawberries and rhubarb

  • choppergirl  on  2/11/2018 at 10:16 AM

    Classic apple pie

  • verorenee  on  2/11/2018 at 1:21 PM

    Peach pie with Cognac

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