Maida Heatter's Pies and Tarts Cookbook
Maida Heatter's Pies and Tarts Cookbook shares some amazing recipes from the popular Queen of Desserts, Maida Heatter. You'll find a wide range of pie and tart recipes that friends and family are sure to enjoy.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 276 pages
Copyright: 1977, First Edition
Publisher: Cader Books
Author: Maida Heatter
Description: Nothing's more comforting than pie, and no one is a clearer and more comforting guide to baking than Maida Heatter. The undisputed "Queen of Desserts" now brings together her first-ever collection devoted to pies, tarts, and delicious fruit desserts. Culled from two of her classic, long-out-of-print cookbooks, each recipe has been completely revised and updated. And if you're going to practice the delicate art of pie-baking, why not do it with everyone's absolutely favorite dessert chef and cookbook writer? Maida Heatter is known from inside the food world to kitchens around the nation for her clear and foolproof recipes that are tested until they are flawless.
Each recipe is a marvel of baking and a testament to the rich goodness of fresh-baked fruit. With her exquisitely clear instructions for an absolutely perfect pie crust -- crisp, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth good -- you'll find yourself making your own crusts from scratch every time: traditional crusts, meringue crusts, graham cracker and chocolate crumb crusts, and a classic French Tart Pastry that handles like a dream.
Every one of Maida's pies is a little slice of heaven. Beginning with the ultimate Mom's Apple Pie (from Maida's mother, no less), there are scores of delightful recipes to thrill the palate and warm the soul: blueberry pies, Lemon Meringue, Coconut Cream, a truly authentic Key Lime Pie, and a classically American Shoofly Pie. And there are pies for all seasons, occasions, and tastes -- fruity pies for the height of summer, traditional Pumpkin Pie for holiday time, and sweet and rich pies to savor in any season, like Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Pie, Frozen Peanut Butter Pie, Chocolate Mousse Pie, and more.
And for those who like their pies a la mode (and who doesn't?), there's even a homemade Fantastic Vanilla ice cream to go on top. But there is much more here than just pies. A book for fruit lovers of all kinds, it includes dozens upon dozens of refreshingly, deliciously simple and stunning recipes and ideas for desserts that showcase fruit. Maida's dozens of tarts are a tour of fruit at its simple best, from the classic Tart Tatin to the beautiful Purple Plum and Almond Tart. From her shortcakes, cobblers, and crumbles to baked apples, stewed peaches, and cassis raspberries, you've never seen so many tempting creations all in one place. Plus there's a whole variety of fruity mousses, puddings, sorbets, and custards. Making a great pie is an accomplishment to be proud of -- and Maida Heatter provides all the tools you need to fill your heart with pride and your kitchen with spectacular creations.
Condition: Good condition
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