Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan

Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan

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by Nancie McDermott
     
 

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Ask any pie lover—the words "southern" and "pie" go together like ripe fruit and flaky pastry. And behind all the mouthwatering, light-as-a-cloud meringue peaks and the sticky dark butterscotch fillings lies a rich and delicious history. In Southern Pies, some of the South's most famous bakers share recipes for 70 pies. Perfect for bakers of all skill

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Ask any pie lover—the words "southern" and "pie" go together like ripe fruit and flaky pastry. And behind all the mouthwatering, light-as-a-cloud meringue peaks and the sticky dark butterscotch fillings lies a rich and delicious history. In Southern Pies, some of the South's most famous bakers share recipes for 70 pies. Perfect for bakers of all skill levels, these pies are made with simple, easy-to-find, and gloriously few ingredients. Featuring such classics as Sweet Tea Pie and New Orleans Creole Coconut Pie, this tasty homage will fill everyone at the table with Southern hospitality.

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Publishers Weekly
The subtitle says it all. McDermott presents dozens of delicious recipes for pie-loving home bakers in this follow-up to Southern Cakes. With a light hand, McDermott brings in just enough history and context to help bakers appreciate her recipes without fattening her book with too much text. Leigh Beisch's photography adds to the appeal, though some shots of ingredients should have made way for more pictures of actual pies. McDermott splits her plenty in two--chess (Buttermilk, Sweet Potato, Old-School Custard Pies, and others) and chocolate, and includes a helpful lesson on making crusts (or buying them, if need be). McDermott has an obvious affection for the Southern men and women (and their cookbooks) that inspired her recipes, but the proof of the pudding is in the pies themselves. If Peaches and Cream, Hungry Mother Spicy Peanut, Black Bottom, or Muscadine Grape Hull don't whet the appetite, keep reading. With over 60 pies included, even the most finicky pie-eater will find a fare share of "must-bake" recipes. Photos. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"If you love pie, this book is a winner." — Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452100371
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Nancie McDermott is the author of six cookbooks, including Southern Cakes. A food writer and cooking teacher born and raised in North Carolina, she now lives with her family in Chapel Hill.
Leigh Beisch is a San Francisco-based photographer.

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Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook not only has great recipes for classic southern pies, there are quite a number of beautiful full colored pictures. The book is diveded into sections which include cream pies, regional pies such as key Lime, Chocolate pies including chocolate chess pie and chocolate meringue pie, custard and chess pies as well as fruit pies. Every type of southern pie is in this book, including many different versions of lemon pie, peanut butter pies and coconut cream. If you love pies or Southern desserts, you will love this cookbook. A must for any dessert cookbook collector.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago