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

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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.

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Overview

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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“You owe yourself a visit to Michele’s Pies, where pie fillings range from fruits and nuts to butterscotch to just about everything in-between.”—The New York Times
 
“I will definitely be ordering Michele’s Maple Pumpkin Pie for my own family’s Thanksgiving dinner!”—Bobby Flay
 
Michele Stuart’s Chocolate-Pecan-Bourbon Pie: finalist for Good Morning America’s “Best Pie in America”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345524881
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 207,060
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele Stuart is the owner and pastry chef of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut. Her pies have earned her twenty-six National Pie Championships Awards—mostly first place—in a range of categories. Stuart and her pies have been featured in The New York Times, and on Good Morning America and the Food Network, among other media outlets.
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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    Wonderful and Informative book

    I'm mainly a cookie baker - was never good at pie baking - but this book changed that and made me more confident. The book is separated into categories and explanations so you don't get overloaded. Going through that prep makes the recipes so easy to understand and follow, especially with the extra tips the author has very generously shared. My husband is always asking for a "real" apple pie - with two crusts - I usually cheat and just do a crumb topping. I gave in and made the Country Applie Pie and it was absolutely gorgeous. Even better - it tasted great too! I plan on using this book more often to strengthen my pie making skills. I recommend this book for experienced and pie challenged bakers.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Well worth the price . . .

    Given as a Christmas gift to a daughter - she LOVED it!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Fantastic

    Great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    ;) love it

    PIE PIE PIE I LOVE THIS BOOK & STUFF ;) ;)

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    Posted December 26, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Disappoiubted

    Returned it.... very few pictures! Nice to see what a finished product should look like!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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