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Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet and Savory Slab Pies by Cathy Barrow

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  • Pan-roasted mushroom and kale slab pie with an all-butter crust

    • MollyB on November 23, 2018

      Delicious pie! We had it as a vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving, and it was a big hit. A lot of work, but worth it. One caution - the weight for fresh kale seemed off (too much). Once we chopped the amount of kale as listed, there was no way it would fit in the pie; I would go by the volume measure (5 c) on the chopped fresh kale, not the weight.

    • Lsblackburn1 on December 16, 2018

      This was delicious. My first slab pie was not pretty, but made a great vegetarian option for a casual pie-themed dinner party.

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Reviews about this book

  • Eat the Love by Irvin Lin

    ...features both savory and sweet pies with a higher crust to filling ratio (slab pies are usually more shallow than their round counterparts.

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  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    Pie takes on a new life in Cathy Barrow's latest, Pie Squared.

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  • ISBN 10 1538729148
  • ISBN 13 9781538729144
  • Published Oct 23 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Grand Central Life & Style

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This book is part of our EYBDigital platform. Buy the book before Dec 31 and you get digital access to a portion of the book on EYB. Along with two advance recipes from the author's upcoming book, When Pies Fly. Read more in our Help pages.

The delicious new food trend of slab pies that makes it easy to serve sweet or savory pastry to a crowd-or just your family!

For those of you who aren't up on your Pinterest food trends, slab pie is just like regular pie-only better (and bigger)! Instead of crimping and meticulously rolling out a round crust, slab pies are an unfussy twist that are perfect for a potluck or dinner party or just a family dinner. Baked on sheet pans, slab pies can easily serve a crowd of people dinner or dessert. PIE SQUARED includes seventy-five foolproof recipes, along with inventive decoration tips that will appeal to baking nerds and occasional bakers alike. And this fresh, uncomplicated take on pie will surely pique the interest of those who have previously been reluctant to take out their rolling pin.

Barrow didn't invent slab pie, but she definitely thinks outside of the crust. In addition to traditional pie dough, she offers more than a dozen crust recipes-from cracker crusts and cornbread crusts to cookie crusts and cheddar cheese crusts. Using these as a base, Barrow then entices readers with both savory and sweet slab pie creations, with recipes like Spinach, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Slab Pie and Curried Chicken Slab Pie to Sour Cream Peach Melba Slab Pie and Grande Mocha Cappuccino Slab Pie. The first book of its kind, this will appeal to lovers of easy food trends like sheet pan suppers and dump cakes. Don't be surprised when you start spying slab pies at your next potluck!

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