Three Quarters of a Baker's Dozen

Three Quarters of a Baker's Dozen

The Perfect Pie: More Than 125 All-Time Favorite Pies & Tarts

by Susan G. Purdy

Broadway Books, 374 pp., $17.95 (paper)

New England baking author Susan G. Purdy has revised and updated her early-Eighties hit As Easy as Pie and pie lovers everywhere should be glad she did. If you're one of those people who loves pie but fears pastry dough, this is the book for you. Purdy will patiently guide you through the making of pie pastry and provides many foolproof recipes with interesting variations plus an entire chapter on forming, shaping, and decorating crusts. Whether your taste runs to fruit pies, cream pies, chiffon pies, galettes, or tarts, with Purdy's help, you can make them all successfully.

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