United States of Pie Cookbook
If baking and sharing homemade pies is your pleasure, this collection serves up slices of inspiration as well as essential wisdom from generations of American bakers. The United States of Pie is an irresistible compendium of more than 60 regional heirloom American pies, from long-lost recipes to classic favorites, sweetly illustrated and chockfull of time-tested tips and bakers' secrets. Author Adrienne Kane has scoured the country for the best recipes from every region, including Dutch Apple Sack Pie and Shoofly Pie from the Northeast, Hoosier Cream Pie and Persimmon Pie from the Midwest, and Southern gems such as Key Lime Pie, Quince Apple Pie and Sweet Potato Meringue Pie. Sourced from prized family collections, out-of-print cookbooks and newspaper clippings, the recipes have been tested and updated for contemporary palates and emphasize on local, seasonal ingredients. Alongside the recipes are helpful sidebars on baking tips and techniques-ranging from the best thickeners for fruit pies to why home bakers should embrace corn syrup-and an entire chapter dedicated to making the perfect pie crust. Paperback, 240 pages.