The Pie Academy: Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch by Ken Haedrich

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  • Lauren’s salted caramel-apple streusel pie

    • taste24 on December 29, 2020

      All of the components to this pie came together very nicely. I loved the instructions for the pie dough and rolling it out was a breeze. There was a ton of streusel on top - I was surprised at how much! If I make this again, I will do a little less sugar with the apples as the end result is fairly sweet... Overall a good recipe with excellent instructions.

  • Peanut butter cup cream pie

    • taste24 on January 13, 2021

      This recipe is fantastic! It was not too sweet, and we really liked the addition of the chopped up peanut butter cups on top of the ganache layer. Next time, I think we will add a little salt to the pretzel crust or elsewhere - for whatever reason, the saltiness from the pretzels didn't shine through as much as we hoped, though the crust was marvelous and a perfect choice for this pie. The peanut butter pastry cream was easy to make and thickened quickly - I found it strange that we were not instructed to put the pudding through a fine mesh strainer, but we followed directions and didn't. The result was thick, but it didn't seem wrong once the pie was assembled and eaten. Delicious!

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  • ISBN 10 163586111X
  • ISBN 13 9781635861112
  • Published Oct 27 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 480
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Storey Publishing, LLC

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It’s always time for pie! Whether it’s Blueberry-Pineapple Piña Colada, Triple-Layer Pumpkin-Chocolate, Ricotta Pie with Toasted Almonds, or a Classic Lemon Meringue, Ken Haedrich, Dean of The Pie Academy, dishes up just what you’re craving. Discover recipes for all types of crusts and pastry, including gluten-free, whole wheat, and extra-flaky. Learn about the best tools and gadgets to make dough and fillings. Step-by-step instructions with photos make baking easy, for all levels of experience. From the perfect apple pie to fun mini-pies and slab pies and regional favorites like Indiana Buttermilk Pie or New Hampshire Raspberry and Red Currant Pie, there's something for every taste and every occasion. Bakers will learn all the details that make for great pie, including how to decorate pies with cut-outs and dough designs; when to use table salt vs. kosher salt; and get helpful tips and tricks for baking each particular pie perfectly. Having Ken in the kitchen  is like having a trusted friend alongside as you bake — someone who knows what he’s doing but encourages you to relax and have fun! Ken also shares stories from his years of traveling the country meeting — and eating — with pie bakers.

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