Finally, there's a book with all the recipes and tips home cooks need to make every kind of pie. Old fashioned classics include Homestead Chess Pie, Slipped Custard Pie, and Deep Dish Sour Cherry Pie, while new creations include Chocolate Lava Pie and Watermelon Chiffon Pie. There are traditional favourites like Maple Pumpkin Pie, Pennsylvania Dutch Sour Cream Apple Pie, Coconut Cream Pie alongside easy and delicious refrigerator and freezer pies like Black Bottom Peanut Butter Cloud Pie and Ultimate Banana Split Pie. Novices and experienced pie bakers alike will find reassuring advice and time-tested tips on equipment, ingredients, judging baking times, rolling and shaping dough, and everything else needed to get through to the last scrumptious bite of home-made pie.
KEN HAEDRICH, with his four decades of experience as a comfort food cook, has collaborated with The Old Farmer's Almanac on two books: Comfort Food and Everyday Baking. Author of 13 cookbooks, many from The Harvard Common Press, and winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award, his recipes, food articles, and tips have brought great food and delicious dishes to millions of people. Ken lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and is the dean of The Pie Academy found here: thepieacademy.com.