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Eye on the Pie

Thanksgiving this year will look a little (or a lot) different for most families, but hopefully everyone will still save room for pie! Here's a roundup of some cookbooks to help you perfect a classic pumpkin pie or maybe shake things up with a new recipe.

The Cast-Iron Pies Cookbook : 101 Delicious Pie Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Cookware
The Cast-Iron Pies Cookbook : 101 Delicious Pie Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Cookware
by Dominique Devito

An elegant presentation of more than 100 sweet and savory pies tailor-made for everyone’s favorite cooking tool—the cast-iron skillet!
Desserts LaBelle : soulful sweets to sing about
Desserts LaBelle : soulful sweets to sing about
by Patti LaBelle

The Grammy Award-winning singer, award-winning author of LaBelle Cuisine and host of Patti LaBelle's Place shares favorite dessert recipes and kitchen memories from her culinary life, offering an additional chapter containing diabetic-friendly options. 
Dessert person : recipes and guidance for baking with confidence
Dessert person : recipes and guidance for baking with confidence
by Claire Saffitz

A first cookbook by the host of Bon Appétit’s Baking School shares professional tips and troubleshooting strategies for more than 100 recipes that feature Saffitz’s signature twists, including Babkallah, Crispy Mushroom Galette and Malted Forever Brownies. 
Easy As Pie : The Essential Pie Cookbook for Every Season and Reason
Easy As Pie : The Essential Pie Cookbook for Every Season and Reason
by Saura Madani

A warm slice of homemade pie can complete any celebration―but every baker knows that a problematic pie is enough to sour a sweet occasion. This pie cookbook gives you the support you need to start making perfect, homemade pies from scratch. This pie cookbook gets your dough rolling, complete with step-by-step techniques for mixing, shaping, rolling, and finishing your dough. Refine your pastry base with a fail-safe, flaky, buttery crust recipe―or taste the seasons with 50 creative and classic seasonal pies. Master the art of pie-making and start enjoying a lifetime of fresh, homemade pie with this pie cookbook.
First prize pies : shoo-fly, candy apple & other deliciously inventive pies for every week of the year (and more)
First prize pies : shoo-fly, candy apple & other deliciously inventive pies for every week of the year (and more)
by Allison Kave

Collects inventive recipes for a variety of pies such as root beer float pie, bourbon-ginger pecan pie, and chocolate lavender pie, with instructions for different crusts, including classic, vegan, gluten-free, and chocolate cookie crust.
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie book : uncommon recipes from the celebrated Brooklyn pie shop
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie book : uncommon recipes from the celebrated Brooklyn pie shop
by Emily Elsen

The sister-owners of a popular pie shop and cafe in Brooklyn showcase more than 60 pie recipes, organized by season, including Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate and Black Currant Lemon Chiffon. 
Magpie : sweets and savories from Philadelphia's favorite pie boutique
Magpie : sweets and savories from Philadelphia's favorite pie boutique
by Holly Ricciardi

Shares over ninety pie recipes, featuring such sweet flavors as pear chocolate, lemon curd, five-spice plum, and raspberry rhubarb, as well as savories, including macaroni and cheese potpies and herb goat cheese quiche
Martha Stewart's new pies & tarts : 150 recipes for old-fashioned and modern favorites
Martha Stewart's new pies & tarts : 150 recipes for old-fashioned and modern favorites
by Martha Stewart

A follow-up to Martha Stewart's Cupcakes features 150 illustrated recipes for classic dessert pies, savory potpies and seasonal tarts, in a treasury that is complemented by instructions for preparing a range of doughs and adding decorative finishes. 
The new pie : modern techniques for the classic American dessert
The new pie : modern techniques for the classic American dessert
by Christopher A. Taylor

Circuit pie experts, and winners of more than 500 awards for baking, use traditional techniques, innovative flavors and their love of kitchen gadgets to reinvent the traditional pastime of pie-making, in a cookbook filled with step-by-step instructions and aimed at bakers of any level.
The perfect pie : your ultimate guide to classic and modern pies, tarts, galettes, and more
The perfect pie : your ultimate guide to classic and modern pies, tarts, galettes, and more
by America's Test Kitchen

Covers corner-bakery classics and French-patisserie favorites—plus a host of whimsical, modern pies and tarts of all kinds such as Crab Apple Rose Pie, Chocolate-Hazelnut Raspberry Mousse Tart, and Holiday Eggnog Custard Pie. 
Perfect pies : the best sweet and savory recipes from America's pie-baking champion
Perfect pies : the best sweet and savory recipes from America's pie-baking champion
by Michele Stuart

A perennial collection of top-selected recipes from a reigning pie-baking champion shares her award-winners and preparation techniques in a volume that includes options ranging from Country Apple and Coconut Cream to Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream and Ultimate Banana Split Pie.
Pie academy : master the perfect crust and 255 amazing fillings, with fruits, nuts, creams, custards, ice cream, and more : expert techniques for making fabulous pies from scratch
Pie academy : master the perfect crust and 255 amazing fillings, with fruits, nuts, creams, custards, ice cream, and more : expert techniques for making fabulous pies from scratch
by Ken Haedrich

Featuring step-by-step tutorials, along with more than 250 recipes, this master class in pie making taught by the dean of The Pie Academy is the perfect how-to for bakers of all levels. 
Pie camp : the skills you need to make any pie you want
Pie camp : the skills you need to make any pie you want
by Kate McDermott

The James Beard Award-nominated Pie Camp instructor presents a follow-up to Art of the Pie that shares expert insights into pie foundations, troubleshooting and mix-and-matching crusts with fillings, providing gluten-free options and one dozen master-level recipes.
Pieometry : Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate
Pieometry : Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate
by Lauren Ko

The award-winning founder of Instagram’s popular @lokokitchen account shares step-by-step instructions for making her signature geometrically intricate pies, from honey ricotta tart with herbed pastry shell to butternut bacon macaroni and cheese pie. 
Pie squared : irresistibly easy sweet and savory slab pies
Pie squared : irresistibly easy sweet and savory slab pies
by Cathy Barrow

Made in a sheet pan, a slab pie can make enough dinner or dessert for a crowd. PIE SQUARED includes more than 60 savory and sweet pie recipes along with 20 crust and topping recipes and step-by-step techniques for rolling and decorating that will appeal to baking aficionados as well as occasional bakers. This fresh, uncomplicated take on pie will encourage those of you who have been reluctant in the past to now take out your rolling pin and try it.
Sister Pie : The Recipes and Stories of a Big-hearted Bakery in Detroit
Sister Pie : The Recipes and Stories of a Big-hearted Bakery in Detroit
by Lisa Ludwinski

A collection of favorite recipes for sweet and savory pies from the owner of Detroit's Sister Pie bakery features such options as ginger peach biscuit, toasted marshmallow butterscotch, and sour cherry bourbon pie.
Tart it up! : sweet & savory tarts & pies
Tart it up! : sweet & savory tarts & pies
by Eric Lanlard

Provides instructions for savory and sweet recipes for tarts and pies with tips and techniques to make puff, almond, chocolate and brioche pastries.
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