Perfect Pies: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes from America's Pie-Baking Champion by Michele Stuart

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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; gelatin; lemons; sugar; whipped cream; eggs
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Picnics & outdoors
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; strawberries; sugar; cream cheese; heavy cream
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    • Ingredients: blackberries; sugar; gelatin; lemons; limes; heavy cream; condensed milk; whipped cream; graham crackers
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; milk; egg yolks; vanilla extract; bananas; strawberries; pineapple; walnuts; Maraschino cherries; heavy cream; marshmallow fluff; hot fudge sauce
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; ground cinnamon; pecans; nutmeg; apples; caramel sauce
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  • Candyland pie
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Children's parties; Christmas; Easter / Lent; Halloween
    • Ingredients: Oreo cookies; ground cinnamon; milk; egg yolks; unsweetened chocolate; peanut butter cups; mini marshmallows; Snickers; brownies; whipped cream; M&M candies
    • Accompaniments: Hot fudge sauce; Chocolate whipped cream
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    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Dessert
    • Ingredients: unsweetened chocolate; butter; all-purpose flour; eggs; sugar; chocolate chips
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Christmas; Winter
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; egg yolks; eggnog; nutmeg; brandy; heavy cream; whipped cream
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    • Ingredients: butter; light brown sugar; cornflakes; pecans; sweetened shredded coconut; vanilla ice cream
    • Accompaniments: Hot fudge sauce
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: Oreo cookies; ground cinnamon; coffee ice cream; espresso; brownies; hot fudge sauce; whipped cream; almonds
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    • Ingredients: graham crackers; milk; egg yolks; mini marshmallows; hot fudge sauce; heavy cream; marshmallow fluff
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  • Tiramisù pie
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; Italian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; coffee; egg yolks; mascarpone cheese; Kahlúa; heavy cream; ladyfingers; whipped cream; cocoa powder
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; carrots; celery; potatoes; butter; all-purpose flour; heavy cream
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Australian
    • Ingredients: onions; ground beef; brown gravy mix; cheddar cheese; all-purpose flour; heavy cream
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: butter; celery; all-purpose flour; heavy cream; clam juice; tomato paste; dill; sherry; brandy; cooked lobster meat
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; French
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; Swiss cheese; bacon; half and half cream
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Main course; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; broccoli; cheddar cheese; half and half cream
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; smoked ham; Brie cheese; half and half cream
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; cooked lobster meat; smoked Gouda cheese; scallions; half and half cream
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; onions; Italian sausages; provolone cheese; parsley; half and half cream
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; asparagus; spinach; Swiss cheese; half and half cream
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; heavy cream; zucchini; red bell peppers; tomatoes; Gruyère cheese; half and half cream
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; butter; sugar; vanilla extract; eggs; ricotta cheese; ground cinnamon; durum wheat
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; sugar; oranges; butter; eggs; ricotta cheese; vanilla extract; lemons
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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Blueberry pie

    • twoyolks on July 17, 2020

      I made this with the Cinnamon sugar crumb topping and it was excellent. The pie crust was quite flaky but not particularly flavorful.

  • Peach crumb pie

    • twoyolks on August 29, 2020

      I liked this pie but I felt that there was too much crumb topping for the amount of peaches.

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  • Baking Bites

    The recipes sound delicious, with enough variety that you will easily find something for everyone, and the photos make the pies look so good that it is difficult to decide which recipe to start with.

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  • ISBN 10 0345524888
  • ISBN 13 9780345524881
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  • Published Sep 06 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ballantine Books
  • Imprint Ballantine Books

Publishers Text

The smell of a pie baking in the kitchen immediately conjures up feelings of comfort, nostalgia, and love. Michele Stuart vividly remembers standing at her grandmother’s apron hem as a child, as she fine-tuned (and improved!) family recipes that had been passed down for generations. Eventually, Stuart’s lifelong passion for pie-making inspired her to open what would become the world-famous shop Michele’s Pies.

You don’t have to travel to Michele’s Pies in Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut, though, to taste Stuart’s mouthwatering creations. Perfect Pies shares nearly eighty delicious recipes, many of them National Pie Championships winners: There are desserts bursting with fruit (Country Apple Pie, Blueberry-Blackberry Pie), crunchy with nuts (Chocolate-Pecan-Bourbon Pie, Maple Walnut Pie), cream-filled delights (Coconut Custard Pie, Lemon Chiffon Pie), and pies perfect for a party (Ultimate Banana Split Pie, Candyland Pie). And let’s not forget Stuart’s sensational savory creations, from Lobster Pot Pie to Quiche Lorraine to Italian Wheat Pie. Stuart also passes along easy recipes for Hot Fudge Sauce, Raspberry Jam, and Whipped Cream to top it all off.

Stuart’s secret, she says, is that her pies are “made by hand with love,” but she doesn’t neglect to advise you on the basic kitchen tools you’ll need as she reveals essential tips and techniques, from how to roll out dough to the best way to make light and flaky crust. And of course she stresses the use of fresh, seasonal fruits and other wholesome ingredients. “The best pies are the ones that keep it simple,” Stuart notes. So whether you’re a pie novice, a weekend baker, or a seasoned pastry chef, Perfect Pies will help make everything you bake worthy of a blue ribbon.



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