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With the best ingredients and a little practice, baking is just as easy as pie—and there's no better way to enjoy juicy, ripe fruit or a silky chocolate or lemon custard than with a delicious, flaky crust. And, when made from scratch, a pie or tart is a simple way to make any meal special.
Williams-Sonoma Collection Pie & Tart offers more than 40 recipes that will inspire you to bake pies and tarts at any time throughout the year. Whether you want to serve an elegant pear tart at an autumn dinner party, need to satisfy a craving for a piece of old-fashioned banana cream pie, or are simply looking for a recipe that uses up an abundance of plums from your backyard tree, you will find plenty of irresistible ideas inside. In addition, a chapter devoted entirely to rustic tarts offers new ways to serve up some of your favorite seasonal fruits as simple and beautiful desserts.
Beautiful, full-color photographs of each pie and tart make it easy to decide which one to prepare, and photographic side notes throughout explain key ingredients and techniques, making Pie & Tart much more than just a fine collection of recipes.
A detailed basics section and glossary also help you to discover the pie- and tart-baking secrets that will assist you in making these well-loved desserts for many years to come.
Old-fashioned apple pie, fresh fruit tart with pastry cream, billowy lemon meringue pie, or silky chocolate pie—These are just a few of the pies and tarts that hold places of honor among our all-time favorite desserts.
Williams-Sonoma Collection Pie & Tart offers more than 40 easy-to-follow recipes that will inspire you to bake familiar classics as well as fresh new ideas. From exquisite crème brûlée tartlets to a luscious summer peach pie to an irresistibly sweet pineapple galette, you will find a pie or tart recipe inside perfectly suited for any occasion. This beautifully photographed, full-color recipe collection is certain to become an essential addition to your kitchen bookshelf.
Cookbook buyers have shown a huge appetite for the Williams-Sonoma Collection. And Ice Cream, Pie and Tart, and Breakfast, offer all the ingredients to build on that amazing success. By combining hundreds of hours of consumer research, a fresh editorial concept, and an eye-catching package, the Williams-Sonoma Collection has created a new benchmark for illustrated cookbooks. The contemporary yet classic design, high production values, and mouthwatering photography work seamlessly to showcase dishes to satisfy every palate, from nostalgic comfort food to inspired new ideas.
These irresistible books are perfect for both novice and experienced cooks -- they're an essential addition to every kitchen bookshelf.
Pie and Tart brings the Williams-Sonoma stamp of approvla to the ultimate comfort dessert. From Deep-Dish Plum, Spiced Pumpkin, and Pecan Streusel to Georgia Peach Pie, Lemon Meringue, Mississippi Mud, and more, this volume has it all.
Three new titles in this growing collection of cookbooks.
Pie is one of the hottest food trends for General Mills--as it is across the country with pie shops springing up and inventive pies coming to the table, from fun hand-held pies to frozen treats, and, of course, luscious fruit pies. Betty Crocker is a trusted expert, and The Big Book of Pies and Tarts is a reliable and creative compedium, showcasing pies in all their diversity.and#160;It's the sixth addition to the Betty Crocker "Big Book of"and#160;series.
The complete compendium of pies, both sweet and savory
If you love pies, you'll love Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pies with its collection of delicious recipes. This book is overflowing with pies of every type including fruit pies, creamy and chilled pies, mini pies and tarts, and savory pies. You'll find plenty of inventive new ideas and flavor combinations, like Apple-Pomegranate Slab Pie, Bourbon-Chocolate-Pecan Mini Pies, and savory Muffin Tin Taco Pies.
You'll find everything you want right here. For a hearty dinner, you'll love Mini Bacon Chicken Pot Pies or Potato-Onion-Bacon Slab Pie Satisfy a sweet tooth with Caramel Cream Pie or Chocolate-Chip Cookie-Stuffed Pie. Whatever your fancy, you'll find the pie here.
- Features more than 200 pie recipes using both frozen or from-scratch crusts
- Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photographs of prepared dishes
- Includes an introductory section on pie-baking basics with advice on creating perfect pastry crusts, freezing and storing pies, and decorating crusts
If you love pieand#8212;for dinner, dessert, or any other time of dayand#8212;Betty Crocker The Big Book of Pies is the ultimate pie lover's cookbook.
About the Author
Carolyn Beth Weil is an accomplished baker with more than 20 years of professional experience. She was the first pastry chef for Jeremiah Tower's San Francisco restaurant Stars. As a food writer and cooking teacher, she now focuses on making baking more approachable for the home cook. Ms. Weil was a contributor to The Baker's Dozen Cookbook, and her articles have appeared in such publications as the Washington Post and Fine Cooking. She lives in Berkeley, California, where she owned a bakery for 10 years.
Table of Contents
1 Fruit Pies
2 Creamy and Chilled Pies
3 Mini Pies and Tarts
4 Holiday Pies
5 Savory Pies
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