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The subtitle says it all. McDermott presents dozens of delicious recipes for pie-loving home bakers in this follow-up to Southern Cakes. With a light hand, McDermott brings in just enough history and context to help bakers appreciate her recipes without fattening her book with too much text. Leigh Beisch's photography adds to the appeal, though some shots of ingredients should have made way for more pictures of actual pies. McDermott splits her plenty in two--chess (Buttermilk, Sweet Potato, Old-School Custard Pies, and others) and chocolate, and includes a helpful lesson on making crusts (or buying them, if need be). McDermott has an obvious affection for the Southern men and women (and their cookbooks) that inspired her recipes, but the proof of the pudding is in the pies themselves. If Peaches and Cream, Hungry Mother Spicy Peanut, Black Bottom, or Muscadine Grape Hull don't whet the appetite, keep reading. With over 60 pies included, even the most finicky pie-eater will find a fare share of "must-bake" recipes. Photos. (Oct.)
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"If you love pie, this book is a winner." -- Los Angeles TimesSee all Editorial Reviews
This is the absolute best pie book I have ever come across! Ever recipe is a 5 star! I won't ever need another pie book. The buttermilk pie is my favoritePublished 1 month ago by Deborah Wells
Have not yet tried the recipes, but would have like more pictures of the special ones.Published 1 month ago by Caroline b
This book has saved my reputation as a pie baker. I used to be fairly well known for my tasty pies, but since moving to a new home in the South, my pies have been more like sweet... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary A. Madsen
I love this book - both the recipes and the "background" on some of the pies. I've had the book for several years, and each of the recipes I've tried has been a hit! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
This is a wonderful book of Southern pie recipes full of lovely photos, as stated in other reviews. The author has done a very good job of creating a good collection of favorite... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ruth R.
What can you say, it's a cookbook or rather a baking book. The pies we baked were good so the book gets 5 stars.Published 3 months ago by H. Russell
This cookbook celebrates the "Southern Pie" tradition. It is divided into some very interesting sections:
* Fall and Winter Pies
* Pie Crusts
* Antiques and... Read more