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Sweet and Savory Vegan Pies
Take your plant-based pies to another level. In Pies and Tarts with Heart, popular blogger Dynise Balcavage shares her straight-forward wisdom about kitchen fundamentals and the most effective pie-making techniques. From Apple Pie to S’more Pie—and everything in between—these 60+ recipes will make you shine in your pastry pursuits, whether you are a beginner or a veteran pie maker.Inside you’ll discover:- Instructions for building your pie, from the basics to baking- How to roll, stretch, and bake a respectable crust in no time- Sweet pies: traditional, decadent, nutty, citrusy, and more- Savory pies: including Tomato Tart, Greek Spinach Pie, and Cornish Pasties- Stocking a pie-making pantry: the ingredients and equipment you’ll need- A variety of gluten-free, low-fat, kid-friendly, raw, and no-bake options
This is the third cookbook by Dynise Balcavage. She blogs at urbanvegan.net and tweets at @theurbanvegan.
Here is your complete guide to homemade vegan pie! First, you’ll master your crust, be it flaky, nutty, cookie-based, vegetable-based, or gluten-free. You’ll learn to make and roll the dough. Then, you’ll craft your filling, finish your pie, decorate it, and make a homemade topping. (Vegan whipped cream, anyone?) Whether you’re looking for a filling meal—such as Mushroom-Polenta Pie or Cornish Pasties—or a dessert pie beyond compare—such as Pumpkin Pie or Butterscotch Pudding Pie—Pies and Tarts With Heart has a lovingly crafted pie for you. And with gluten-free and raw options, you’ll be sure to find the perfect pie for your family’s needs.
About the Author
Dynise Balcavage is the author of The Urban Vegan, Celebrate Vegan, and 11 books for young readers. She has published recipes in VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Philadelphia Daily News, and Végéteriens (France's first vegetarian magazine). She's been interviewed in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune, and has done cooking demos everywhere from New York to Paris. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her three cats. Visit her online at http://www.urbanvegan.net.