Crust Your Instincts
New cookbooks take on a classic dessert
With all the fresh berries and fruits at the farmers’ market, who could blame us for breaking out the pie plates and rolling pins? Here, three new cookbooks that celebrate the classic American dessert.
A Year of Pies Blogger Ashley English organized the recipes in her concise cookbook by season to prove that pies aren’t just vehicles for summer berries or pumpkin puree. Her sweet and savory recipes--think ambrosial honey pie and roasted corn and pepper pie--will inspire standout baked goods all year long.
Not-So-Humble Pies On occasions when a simple apple pie won’t do, reach for food blogger Kelly Jaggers’ new modern pie cookbook. The tiny tome contains an impressive number of dressed-up recipes for the iconic dessert, like bourbon peach tart and lavender-infused lemon curd pie, all of which adhere to Jaggers’ claim that “pie can be impressive or homey, but it shouldn’t ever be boring.”
United States of Pie Adrienne Kane scoured old newspaper clippings, out-of-print cookbooks, housekeeping guides and more to create this collection of regional heirloom pies. In the charming, nostalgia-inducing guide, this food writer and photographer shares updated recipes alongside time-tested secrets. We’re putting her Maine Blueberry Pie on our must-bake list before prime pie season ends.