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Pie Academy: Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch

Pie Academy: Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch

by Ken Haedrich

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“An excellent resource for home bakers looking to up their pie game." – Publishers Weekly, starred review
 "The wide-ranging, well-curated mix of classic and contemporary recipes and expert advice make this an essential primer for avid home bakers." – Library Journal, starred review
"Readers will find everything they'd ever want to know about making pie, and even the dough-fearful will feel ready to measure, roll, and cut." – Booklist, starred review
“Fear of pie? Ken Haedrich to the rescue. Pie Academy takes you through everything pie related — perfect crusts, fillings, crimping techniques, blind baking, lattice toppings and more.” — Kathy Gunst, coauthor of Rage Baking and resident chef for NPR’s Here and Now
“A true baker’s delight.”— Amy Traverso, Yankee magazine food editor and author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook

Trusted cookbook author and pie expert Ken Haedrich delivers the only pie cookbook you’ll ever need: Pie Academy. Novice and experienced bakers will discover the secrets to baking a pie from scratch, with recipes, crust savvy, tips and tutorials, advice about tools and ingredients, and more. Foolproof step-by-step photos give you the confidence you need to choose and prepare the best crust for different types of fillings. Learn how to make pie dough using butter, lard, or both; how to work with all-purpose, whole-wheat, or gluten-free flour; how to roll out dough; which pie pan to use; and how to add flawless finishing details like fluting and lattice tops. Next are 255 recipes for every kind and style of pie, from classic apple pie and pumpkin pie to summer berryfruit, nut, custard, chiffon, and cream pies, freezer pies, slab pies, hand pies, turnovers, and much more. This beast of a collection, with gorgeous color photos throughout, weighs in at nearly four pounds and serves up forty years of pie wisdom in a single, satisfying package.

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ISBN-13: 9781635861129
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 100,171
File size: 48 MB
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About the Author

Ken Haedrich is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Pie Academy, The Harvest Baker, Maple Syrup Cookbook, and Home for the Holidays, a winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award. Founder and “dean” of The Pie Academy, Haedrich is one of America’s most respected food writers and a recognized authority on baking — pies, in particular. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, and Bon Appétit. He can be found online at


Table of Contents

The Pie Preface

Part One: Behind the Scenes
  1 Pins, Pans, Pastry Blenders, and More: The Pie-Maker's Tools
  2 Ingredients: The Pie-Maker's Cupboard
  3 How to Make a Pie: A Step-by-Step Demo Recipe plus a Whole Lot More
  4 A Panoply of Pie Doughs

Part Two: The Wonderful World of Pie
  5 Berry Pies: Summer's Jewels in a Crust
  6 A Profusion of Summer Fruit Pies
  7 Make Mine Apple
  8 The Other Fall Classics: Pear, Pumpkin, Cranberry, and More
  9 The Notable Nut: Pecan Pie and Beyond
  10 Rich, Sweet, and Simple: Chess, Buttermilk, and Other Custard Pies
  11 Small Pies, Turnovers, and Other Hand Pies
  12 Icebox Pies: Chiffons, a Chocolate Silk, and Other Chilling Pleasures
  13 Cream Pies: The Diner Classics Come Home
  14 Inviting Ice Cream Pies and Other Freezer Pies
  15 A Pie Potpourri: Brownie Pies, Rice Pies, and Other Delicious Oddballs
  16 The Pie-Maker's Pantry: Sweet Sauces, Toppings, Meringues, and More
  17 Troubleshooting Your Pies

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