Customer Reviews

69
4.6 out of 5 stars
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

78 of 82 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
This cookbook is for pie what cupcakes are to cake. It is arranged according to six different pie shapes: Cutie Pies (single-serving pies baked in a muffin tin), Flipsides (handheld turnovers, great for pie on the go), Piepops (pie lollipops!), Piejars (baked in small canning jars), Petit-5's (baked in a mini muffin tin), and full size pies. Many of the recipes are interchangeable with the different shapes and come in both sweet and savory flavors.

If I'm going to put in the work to make pie, I'd rather just bake a full-size one, but I love the idea of the individual servings this cookbook promotes. I did try the Broccoli, Cheddar, and Mushroom Flipside pies. They turned out well and the recipe is one I will make again. It was like a savory turnover or calzone. I haven't tried the Piejar recipes yet but I do like the idea of baking individual pies in small canning jars.

The Piepops were the biggest surprise in this cookbook. They are round bite-size turnover style pies baked with a lollipop stick inserted. They would be fun for kids or as unique appetizers at a casual gathering.

Sweet recipes include Caramel-Pecan and Mango Raspberry Lemon Piepops, Strawberry Rhubarb Ginger Flipsides, Campfire S'Mores Petit-5's, Peach Ricotta Honey Piejars, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie, to name a few. Savory recipes include Three Cheese and Onion Cutie Pies; Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Dill Petit-5's; Egg, Potato, Cheese, and Bacon Flipsides; and Curry Veggie Piejars. There are 40 recipes in the cookbook including a variety of crusts.

This is such a fun and unique cookbook that I think anyone who enjoys baking will enjoy.

I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Thinking about fresh berry pie puts most people in a good mood. Thinking about fresh berry pie in single-serve portions can make one even happier. For me, the problem with standard pies is the amount that I am dedicated to make. I know I'll never eat it all- or shouldn't eat it all. However, Cone has solved that problem by showing us how we can make the whole pie, or serve it up for one or two.

Cutie Pies is a good introduction to making pies, as it features simple recipes with basic ingredients, and is all explained well for both the beginner and the novice. It also allows for a choice of pie crust to make, with vegan and gluten-free options you can make yourself. Cone expands on the standard berry pie concept (of which she gives us quite a few recipes), and serves up hors d'oeuvres ideas as well, such as petite Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella- and keeps it easy and accessible the entire time.

Cutie Pies may not be the most useful or most used cookbook in your collection, but if you are looking for great recipes for pies to impress, this will fit that niche. It is also a good selection for those who are following a vegan or gluten-free diet. I know where I will be getting an idea to present at my next gathering- for appetizer and dessert.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I bought this book for my daughter as a Christmas gift. Tonight, I arrived home from work to find the most adorable, exquisite, cupcake-sized blueberry pies waiting for me to sample. In a word, heaven! I bit in to the picture-perfect treat, and was rewarded with a mouthful of delight: lush, rich, tender crust, and a lemon-laced blueberry filling that was so surprising, fresh and flavorful it almost brought tears to my pie-loving eyes. This was my daughter's second attempt at pie baking, ever, and her result was something so delicious it could easily have been the product of a seasoned pastry chef. Pie nirvana. A cookbook that can guide even a novice to results like this deserves all 5 stars.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I am a HUGE pie baker. I bought this book because I saw it in a store in Seattle and thought it looked like something I could use for baking with my kids. Made our first recipe out of it and I have to say, I have made this type of pie a hundred times with a recipe I have out of a different cookbook and this version was just meh. The crust did NOT turn out as I had anticipated and I knew I should have stuck with the one I used all the time but I wanted to follow theirs. Much to my dismay, it didn't turn out as planned. The filling was decent but again, for all the work and cost of ingredients, I would have expected better.

The book is colorful and has lots of pictures, which I love. But I will be wary of making more things from this book for events or company. I will have to do more experimenting before feeding any of it to other people.
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
The recipes are poorly written. For example, the amount of filling for the s'more mini pies make enough filling for about 3 batches, while the recipe claims to be just 1 batch of filling & crusts.
The size she directs to cut the dough for the mini pies is twice as large as it needs to be.
The filling for the lemon blueberry pie had a nice flavor but so much cornstarch that the finished 'pie' was a solid rubber ball type product.
The butter crust recipe is very good. I would not buy this book just for that 1 good recipe tho.
A much better book for cute mini pies is: Mini Pies: Adorable and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite Treats by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth.
Its recipes are reliable.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2011
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
If you love to bake pies, this is the book for you! And not just fruit and traditional pies, but savory, dinner-type pies, too. From 9" rounds to cutie pies (baked in a muffin pan) to pies in mason jars (my personal favourite!) there is definitely a pie for everyone in this adorable book. I made the jar pies for Thanksgiving this year and was able to provide three flavours to satisfy everyone. LOVE THIS COOK BOOK!!!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is utterly adorable, from its bright, vivid colors to the super cute font used throughout. I love that Cutie Pies includes sweet and savory recipes--all in perfect single-serving sizes. The pictures are brilliant, and there are even recipes for Vegans and those following a gluten-free diet. This book would make a perfect gift, and I can't wait to try out some of the pies in a jar.

I definitely say go with the hardcover book instead of getting the kindle edition--this is sure to be a favorite that you'll want to flip through in the kitchen.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon November 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Dani Cone owned a couple of coffee shops in Washington state, but with the economic down-turn around 2008, she realized she needed to offer more than just coffee to bring the customers in and keep them coming back. Luckily for her, she had very talented grandparents who loved to make delicious pies and tarts. Coming from that culinary vantage point led the author to create and perfect her own pies and that success led to her writing Cutie Pies: 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes, which offers all of us a fantastic opportunity to get in on the mini-pie baking movement.

Cutie Pies offers suggestions for several different types of individual size pies. Cutie pies are baked in a muffin tin using any crust or topping of a standard size pie. Pies cooked in a mason jar, known as "PieJars", as well as turn-over style "Flipsides" hand pies top the popularity charts at her shops. Pie Pops, a circular two-layer pie with a lollipop stick baked inside can also be made without the stick as yummy Pie Buttons. There are also sections on mini muffin pies and full size pies and each recipe tells which versions you can make with it.

There are also savory pies, like "Good Ol' Mac `n' Cheese" cutie pies! Mmmm! The Bountiful Berry Black-Bottom recipe came about when the author decided to go all out and use four types of berries along with a layer of dark chocolate underneath all that goodness. I was interested to learn that the Very Best Apple Pie and Potato Dill Cheese and Veggie Flipsides are her bestsellers -- together they would be the perfect meal! Dani Cone has shared some really wonderful ideas and recipes in Cutie Pies and I'll bet her grandma is sure proud of her, too!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon November 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Cutie Pies is a collection of pie recipes - from the crust to the filling to the topping - for little pies. Specializing in pies the size of cupcakes to mini cupcakes to pockets and pies on a stick, this book had recipe variations to fit all occasions. If you want a traditional size pie, make that with one of the many fabulous recipes in this book. Looking for something that will feed just you for many days on end? Try the cupcake sizes and then you can have pie every day of the week. If you already have the perfect pie filling but want a better butter crust? This book has an amazing butter crust recipe.

This book had more than amazing recipes, the colored pictures and snappy commentary was great too. Really though, the reason the get this cookbook is all about the pies. From desert pie to breakfast pie to an appetizer to dinner, you can find a pie for every time of day. I made the Razzle-berry pie for desert one night using half the butter recipe dough (no crust over the top). The next day, I used the rest of the dough to make an egg, onion and cheese pie. The day after that, my fiancé was thrilled to take his all pie lunch to work - he even took a picture of it.

I have been anxiously waiting for this book to publish because it is defiantly going to be added to my permanent collection of cookbooks. It was fabulous. 5 Stars!

I received an ebook of Cutie Pies from the publisher via netgalley.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I have to say that even if you aren't obsessed with mini pies like I am, you will still want the recipes in the book. I'm really impressed with the quality of the recipes and ease of creating perfect pies. I do use my own crust recipe because I find all butter crusts to taste nice, but not have enough flakiness. I use half butter and half lard for the best combination of taste and texture. My favorite so far is the coconut cream pie. It really is just right. I also enjoy the berry pies and several others. I've made 4" pies, pies in muffin tins and pies in mini-muffin tins (which are great for bringing to parties). My only gripe is that I'm consistently short by about 20% of the expected yield. I can only guess that I'm rolling my crust thinner than she is (and therefore using more filling per pie), but I think it would be too heavy on the crust with it any thicker. Now that I'm used to the batch size difference I can accommodate, but it was disappointing the first few times when I was leaving for a party and didn't have quite the platter full I expected.

I've only tried a sampling of the recipes so far, but they've all been some of the best pies I've eaten. I can't wait to try the rest.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
Desserts in Jars
Desserts in Jars by Bonnie Scott
$3.99

Pies and Mini Pies
Pies and Mini Pies by Bonnie Scott
$2.99

 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.