Artful Pie Cookbook

Artful Pie Cookbook by Lisa Cherkasky and Renee Comet provides creative cooks with unforgettable recipes for pies of all kinds. The cookbook is richly illustrated with photos of many of the recipes. Standout recipes are Maple Sugar and Cream Pie, Apple Butter Apple Pie, and Peach Pie Oklahoma Style. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 159 pages. 

Copyright: 1993 

Publisher: Chapters Publishing 

Author: Lisa Cherkasky and Renee Comet 

ISBN: 9781881527169

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Description: A uniquely enticing collection of sophisticated yet easy-to-make recipes and striking photographs, The Artful Pie is designed to inspire both the casual and the serious baker. Lisa Cherkasky, a gifted cook and food stylist, provides a provocative array of possibilities, offering fresh combinations and new twists on old favorites. Each mouthwatering slice is served up on a background of contemporary art created especially for the book by artists across the country and photographed by Renee Comet. 

Some of the recipes are traditional, like Black Bottom Pie, the sought-after specialty of a Wisconsin chef; Mom's Lemon Meringue Pie, a county-fair prize winner; Maple Sugar and Cream Pie and Brown Sugar Apple Crumb Pie. Many others are variations on tradition: Cool Lime Pie With Tequila, Sour Cherries in Gewurztraminer Pie, Butter-Brickie Banana Cream Pie and Ultrasmooth Chocolate Malted Pie. 

The Artful Pie also includes: 

  • Recipes for basic pie crusts and variations like Flaky Citrus Pastry and Cocoa Pastry 
  • Detailed directions for making, rolling, storing and baking pie dough so that even the novice baker can produce a tender crust every time 
  • Alternate preparation methods for making pie crust with the electric mixer, the food processor or by hand 

Apple Butter Apple Pie • Cranberry-Pear Streusel Pie • Bourbon-Spiked Pecan Pie • Eat-Me-Quick Buttermilk Custard Pie • Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie • Apricot and White Cherry Pie Strawberry-Orange Frappe Pie • Brandied Butterscotch Pie • Nutty Coconut Cream Pie 


Condition: Good condition. 

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