While I was writing my dissertation, I desperately needed a hobby that would get my mind off of dead American writers. As a lark, I sat down to bake a pie. It was edible, but that's the nicest thing I can say about it. A decade later, I have read over fifty books on piemaking, many of them published thirty or more years ago. To date, this small, readable book remains my favorite. The quest for the perfect pie crust is as varied as there are bakers, but my search ended with this book's "Rich and Tender Dough," which truly is perfect. I've tried most of the pie recipes in this book, and they've all turned out as delicious as described. The Applesauce Pumpkin Pie, Pear-Apple Crumb Pie, Peach Raspberry Pie, and especially the Key Lime Pie are favorites. If you can find this essential book, buy it.
Excellent book with recipes from the heart!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the explanations of where each recipe originated.Their Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, and Apple Pie are some of my family's best loved pies.This book is a must have for novice pie makers.
The greatest pineapple upside-down cake recipe ever!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 25 years ago
Very light pineapple upside-down cake, plus apple and triple-berry pies
an excellent book to learn how to make great pies
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 26 years ago
One of my passions is piemaking. I learned much of what I know from this book, when I first bought it four years ago. It is simple, concise, has great tips, great recipes, and has a great "feel" to it. You feel as though the Little Pie Shop is a place you want to visit (and I did, on a visit to NYC last year).
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