Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook Author:Nell B. Nichols Proud country cooks know a good pie begins with a good crust. They start (as this book does) with perfect pastry - flaky, fork-tender, golden brown. Then...ah, the world of pies is wondrous and varied... — You'll find recipes here for pies so old-fashioned you've probably never seen written-down recipes for them - the treasures of your heritage... more ». And pies so new, you'll be the first in your neighborhood to make them - if you hurry!
Here are traditional-perfect recipes for America's favorite pies - apple, cherry, pumpkin, lemon - collected by "Farm Journal" editors from prize-winning farm cooks. And creative new versions, too, like Black Bottom Lemon Pie with chocolate painted on its golden pastry shell - unforgettable in good looks and blending of flavors.
Every pie you ever heard of - and more - is here...and almost endless collection of full-flavored fruit pies, delicate custard and cream pies, deep-dish pies, cobblers, dumplings, old-time cake-pies, tarts and turnovers, chiffon and ice cream pies, even glamorous French Puff Pastry (make your own glorious Napoleons)!
Besides desserts, there are hot and hearty meal-in-a-pie recipes in FARM JOURNAL'S COMPLETE PIE COOKBOOK. Midwestern Casserole Beef Pie with Butter Crumb Biscuits is extra good. New is crusty, brown Popover Chicken Pie. And a wonderful choice for guest-night: Individual Chicken-Ham Pies with Rice Crust, or one of the excellent vegetable pies.
For calorie counters, there are one-crust pies and special pastry recipes; for busy women, fast-and-easy pies like Bride's Peach Pie, glamorous Souffle pies made with a mix, Sunday-Best Banana Pie; and for plan-ahead cooks, complete directions for freezing and storing pastry and pies of all kinds.« less