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Apple pie perfect : 100 delicious and decidedly different recipes for America's favorite pie
Haedrich, Ken, 1954-
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Publication Information:
Boston, MA : Harvard Common Press, [2002]

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xxi, 250 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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TX773 .H218 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX773 .H218 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TX773 .H218 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Cooking
TX773 .H218 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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If you are an apple pie lover, Apple Pie Perfect is your dream-100 recipes for apple pie in all its delicious incarnations, plus ten versatile crust recipes. There are pies with single crusts, pies with double crusts, crumb toppings, and no toppings. There are traditional pies (My Mom and Dad's Brown Sugar Apple Pie), new twists (Baked Apple Dumpling Pie), multi-fruit pies (Apple-Plum Pie with Coconut Streusel), and pies for those who love apples in any and all forms (Shaker Boiled Apple Cider Pie). It's all written in Haedrich's homey, easy-to-follow style, with plenty of apple lore, tips, and advice, plus a complete pie maker's guide to apple varieties. With Apple Pie Perfect, any home cook can turn out a mouthwatering version of America's favorite pie.

Author Notes

KEN HAEDRICH, with his four decades of experience as a "comfort food" cook, has collaborated with The Old Farmer's Almanac on two books: Comfort Food and Everyday Baking . Author of 13 cookbooks, many from The Harvard Common Press, and winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award, his recipes, food articles, and tips have brought great food and delicious dishes to millions of people. Ken lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and is the "dean" of The Pie Academy found here:"

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Haedrich (Home for the Holidays) has assembled a lively recipe collection that manages not to lag or become repetitive, thanks to his enthusiasm for his subject and to his clever but never outlandish ideas. Starting off with 10 pie crusts (from All Butter to Whole Wheat and Cheddar Cheese), Haedrich carefully explains his methods for reaching pastry nirvana. The pie-filling combinations that follow are both classic and inventive. They begin by reflecting the seasons (apple with pumpkin butter for fall, with blackberries for summer), and move on through special occasions (Apple and Dried Cranberry with Grand Marnier), and projects that can be done with kids (they should like the Apple, Marshmallow and Chocolate Chip Hand Pies). Along the way, there are pies made with specific apples, such as Granny Smiths or Paula Reds; open-faced, latticed and upside-down pies; apples stirred up with custard, boiled cider or Frangipane; and pies topped with gingerbread, coconut streusel and even cheesecake. Frequent sidebars comment on ingredients, techniques and equipment, and Haedrich's friendly advice accompanies each recipe. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

The author of eight previous cookbooks, Haedrich is known especially for his homey desserts and other baked goods. Celebrating what may be the most American comfort food of all, he has come up with recipes for "Apple Pies of Fall and Winter," "Special Occasion Apple Pies," and "Apple Pies Pure and Wholesome," among other categories. As in his other books, the delicious recipes are accompanied by readable, helpful headnotes and sidebars written in his engaging style. But do most home bakers need 100 recipes for apple pie? For larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.