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Bake up sweet and savory pies at home with simple recipes
Few things bring people together like a freshly baked pie, whether you're whipping one up for a family celebration or a date-night treat. No matter your baking skill level, this cookbook makes it easy to create your favorite pies with a collection of tried-and-true recipes for everything from savory pies to fruit pies, nut pies, chocolate pies, and more.
This book of pies includes:
- Pie-baking 101—Learn about essential pie-baking equipment, how to properly execute techniques like cutting in butter and transferring dough to a pie plate, how to beautify your pies, and more.
- Classic and contemporary flavors—Explore a creative range of delightful pies, from the ones you know and love (like All-American Apple Pie) to those destined to become new favorites (like Salted Honey Pie).
- A variety of homemade crusts—Skip store-bought doughs with 6 simple recipes for tasty crusts you can make at home, including an all-butter crust, gluten-free crust, and cookie crust.
Make bakery-quality pies at home with The Essential Pie Cookbook.
About the Author
SAURA KLINE is a professional pastry chef, dessert blogger, and cookbook author. She is currently the executive pastry chef for the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, where she creates menus and pastries. Saura is the author of Easy as Pie and shares her favorite recipes on SweetSaura.
“The Essential Pie Cookbook is a must-have for every kitchen! Great for everyone from the home baker to the seasoned pastry chef looking for some inspiration. The recipes are creative, delicious, and easy to follow! Saura Kline has taken the pie game to a whole new level with these creations!” —Laurie Rhoden, pastry chef
“If there is anyone who knows what makes a great pie, it’s Saura Kline. Saura has authored three best-selling cookbooks, two of which are entirely on pie, and this new collection is just as the title says: essential. With introductory pages covering all the ingredients, methods, and tips needed to bake foolproof pies, and a rich variety of recipes sure to cover any craving, bakers of all skill levels will be glad to have this valuable resource on their kitchen shelves.” —Sara Mellas, 3x cookbook author, visual stylist, and TEDx speaker
“This could easily be the only pie book you ever need! It covers everything from the basics of making pie dough to classic pies to sweet and savory hand pies and tarts. The recipe instructions are clear and the chef's tips are extremely helpful. This book will easily become a staple for baking pies.” —Jaime Schick, pastry chef instructor, Vanillabeanchef.com