Great Pies and Tarts

Over 150 pie and tart recipes for all kinds of occasions can be found inside the Great Pies and Tarts cookbook by Carole Walter. Sorbet-Frosted Lemon Bavarian Tart, , Dutch Peach Pie with Butter-Crumb Topping, and Sinfully Rich Pecan Pastry, are just a few of the glorious sweets found inside this memorable cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 488 pages. 

Copyright: 2006 

Publisher: Gramercy 

Author: Carole Walter 

ISBN: 9780517228074

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Description: From crisp fruit cobblers and indulgent cream pies to innovative savory tarts, Great Pies and Tarts has more than 150 recipes for every taste and occasion. Drawing on her twenty-five years of teaching and baking experience, Carole Walter has created the essential book for every pastry maker. 

The first section of the book is a helpful introduction covering all the basics -- ingredients, equipment, techniques, and a detailed fruit and berry glossary. Then, the indispensable Primer section teaches readers to make two basic doughs: American-style pie pastry and French-style tart pastry. Four lessons take readers through the creation of two popular American pies and two French tarts. These are the "mother" recipes on which all the other pies and tarts in the book are based. 

The 150 recipes offered in the third section of the book are all variations on these basic four -- the principles remain the same; only the ingredients change. These recipes run the gamut to include pies, cobblers, crisps, and crumbles using fresh fruit: decadent fudge and cream pies; light, fluffy meringues; miniature pies and tartlets: and savory tarts and quiches. Recipes for a variety of individual crusts, fillings, and sauces can be used in an endless variety of creative combinations. Recipes include: 

  • Goof-Proof Puff Pastry 
  • Macadamia Rum Souffle Tart 
  • Mississippi Mud Pie with Fudge Candy Icing 
  • Sorbet-Frosted Lemon Bavarian Tart 
  • Tangerine Meringue Pie 
  • Swiss Chard Tart with Apricots in Rosemary Chive Crust 


Condition: Good condition. 

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