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Cutie Pies: 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    A Must Read From Dani Cone

    A Must Read for all pie lover out there. This book was meant for the pie to be made and cooked for everyone in the family. ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    A Fun Cookbook

    This cookbook is for pie what cupcakes are to cake. It is arranged according to six different pie shapes: Cutie Pies (single-serving pies baked in a muffin tin), Flipsides (handheld turnovers, great for pie on the go), Piepops (pie lollipops!), Piejars (baked in small canning jars), Petit-5's (baked in a mini muffin tin), and full size pies. Many of the recipes are interchangeable with the different shapes and come in both sweet and savory flavors.

    If I'm going to put in the work to make pie, I'd rather just bake a full-size one, but I love the idea of the individual servings this cookbook promotes. I did try the Broccoli, Cheddar, and Mushroom Flipside pies. They turned out well and the recipe is one I will make again. It was like a savory turnover or calzone. I haven't tried the Piejar recipes yet but I do like the idea of baking individual pies in small canning jars.

    The Piepops were the biggest surprise in this cookbook. They are round bite-size turnover style pies baked with a lollipop stick inserted. They would be fun for kids or as unique appetizers at a casual gathering.

    Sweet recipes include Caramel-Pecan and Mango Raspberry Lemon Piepops, Strawberry Rhubarb Ginger Flipsides, Campfire S'Mores Petit-5's, Peach Ricotta Honey Piejars, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie, to name a few. Savory recipes include Three Cheese and Onion Cutie Pies; Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Dill Petit-5's; Egg, Potato, Cheese, and Bacon Flipsides; and Curry Veggie Piejars. There are 40 recipes in the cookbook including a variety of crusts.

    This is such a fun and unique cookbook that I think anyone who enjoys baking will enjoy.

    I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Cutie Pies not just a pie book!

    Cutie Pies is full of new ideas and recipes to create that astounding sweet or savory treat for any occasion. I gave one book as a birthday present (along with a dozen mini mason jars) and I keep one book for myself. The recipes are all num yummy.

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  • Posted November 20, 2011

    All kinds of mini pies!

    Dani Cone owned a couple of coffee shops in Washington state, but with the economic down-turn around 2008, she realized she needed to offer more than just coffee to bring the customers in and keep them coming back. Luckily for her, she had very talented grandparents who loved to make delicious pies and tarts. Coming from that culinary vantage point led the author to create and perfect her own pies and that success led to her writing Cutie Pies: 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes, which offers all of us a fantastic opportunity to get in on the mini-pie baking movement. Cutie Pies offers suggestions for several different types of individual size pies. Cutie pies are baked in a muffin tin using any crust or topping of a standard size pie. Pies cooked in a mason jar, known as "PieJars", as well as turn-over style "Flipsides" hand pies top the popularity charts at her shops. Pie Pops, a circular two-layer pie with a lollipop stick baked inside can also be made without the stick as yummy Pie Buttons. There are also sections on mini muffin pies and full size pies and each recipe tells which versions you can make with it. There are also savory pies, like "Good Ol' Mac `n' Cheese" cutie pies! Mmmm! The Bountiful Berry Black-Bottom recipe came about when the author decided to go all out and use four types of berries along with a layer of dark chocolate underneath all that goodness. I was interested to learn that the Very Best Apple Pie and Potato Dill Cheese and Veggie Flipsides are her bestsellers -- together they would be the perfect meal! Dani Cone has shared some really wonderful ideas and recipes in Cutie Pies and I'll bet her grandma is sure proud of her, too!

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