Synopses & Reviews
Holidays? Check. Birthdays? Check. Tuesdays? Check! Our research says life is 100% better any day pie is involved. There’s nothing like a rich, gooey slice of apple pie straight from the oven, baked in a perfectly flaky crust and topped with cinnamon-sugar. And now it can be yours, along with dozens more mouthwatering varieties, vegan at last and better than ever.
Vegan Pie in the Sky is the latest force in Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s baking revolution. You’ll find delicious and adorable pies, tarts, cobblers, cheesecakes and more — all made without dairy, eggs, or animal products. From fruity to chocolaty, nutty to creamy, Vegan Pie in the Sky has the classic flavors you crave. And the recipes are as easy as, well, you know. Serve up some:
- Maple-Kissed Blueberry Pie
- She’s My Cherry Pie
- Chocolate–Peanut Butter Tartlets
- Salted Pecan Caramel Pie
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
Learn how to rock (and roll) the perfect pastry crust, whether butter, graham cracker, chocolate cookie, or gluten-free almond. Luscious toppings transform your pie into a showstopper. And you’ll even find handheld treats, to make getting your recommended daily allowance of pie more convenient! With gorgeous color photos and Isa and Terry’s irreverent commentary throughout, Vegan Pie in the Sky is the modern baker’s bible for pie that’s out of this world.
"Moskowitz and Romero (coauthors of Veganomicon) team up again and turn their attention to dessert in this collection of 75 egg, dairy and animal-free pies, cheesecakes, cobblers and tarts. Employing non-hydrogenated margarine and shortening, they offer bakers a wide variety of crusts to build on from the traditional pie crust to chocolate, graham cracker and even buckwheat. Once they've got their crust handled (detailed techniques are included), readers can roll up their sleeves to create vegan versions of traditional pies like cherry, key lime, and pumpkin as well as a Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tart, Chai-Spiced Rice Pudding Pie and Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake. The duo deserves plaudits for their user-friendly approach as well as their ability to keep scarcer ingredients to a minimum. Bakers who fear they won't be able to recreate these will be happy to discover that once they've mastered a crust or two they'll be able to whip together a Strawberry Field Hand Pie, Chocolate Mousse Tart, or even a Coconut Cream with confidence. Agency: The Agency Group. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"The icons of hip vegan cuisine tackle the heavyweight champ of American dessert: pie....Bursting with an 'anyone-can-do-this' approach and a defiant 'non-vegans-won't-be-able-to-tell-the-difference' attitude, they provide dozens of recipes for classic fruit pies, cobblers, crisps and cheesecakes. Vegan cooks can look forward to whipping up a pear and cranberry galette that will even have their carnivorous relatives scarfing down a second slice at the next family gathering....More than just a niche guide, this mouthwatering collection of desserts will satisfy even the most reluctant reader." Kirkus Reviews
"Like their other publications, this comprehensive guide to pies contains smart, sassy recipes that embrace rather than work around the vegan diet....Expect demand for this book, which vegans will reach for as often as other bakers consult Ken Haedrich's Pie." Library Journal
"Learn to produce buttery pie crusts without butter, creamy pies that don't rely on dairy products, and innovative pies from S'mores Pie to Sweet Potato Brazil Nut Crunch Pie. Vegan lovers can have desserts traditionally packed with diary with the appealing adaptations here, recommended for any vegan cookbook collection." Midwest Book Review
From the reigning queens of vegan baking (500,000 books sold), a cookbook that elevates the latest dessert trend — pies and tarts — to delicious new heights
Vegan Pie in the Sky
continues the vegan world domination mission of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero by bringing dessert to a whole new level. In their third baking volume, you'll find recipes for pies, tarts, cobblers, betties, and more — all made without dairy, eggs, or animal products. The innovative recipes range from old-fashioned classics like Moms Apple Pie to new trends like Salted Caramel Pecan Pie. From fruity to chocolaty, nutty to creamy, Vegan Pie in the Sky
has it all. (Moskowitz and Romero will even tempt you to try pandowdy.)
A chapter on crusts reveals the secret to perfect traditional pastry crust made vegan, as well as nut-based, gluten-free, and chocolate-cookie variations. Luscious ice creams, toppings, and sauces make your pie a showstopper. With color photos and the authors irreverent commentary throughout, Vegan Pie in the Sky is the modern bakers bible for pastry that is out of this world.
About the Author
Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero are award-winning vegan chefs and authors of several best-selling cookbooks, including Veganomicon and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. They have been featured on the Cooking Channel, NPR, in Saveur, and more. Visit The Post Punk Kitchen at www.theppk.com.