Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Pie Baking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

New York Times bestseller The pie-making genius behind the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen reveals the secrets of her mind-blowing creations in this gorgeous full-color cookbook featuring 50 incredible sweet and savory pie and tart designs In a few short years, Lauren Ko made all hell bake loose, going from novice pie baker to internet star and creator of today’s most surprising and delightful pie and tart designs. Her unique geometric style uses fruit and dough cut and woven into stunning shapes to highlight color and texture. With an elegant symmetry that matches their knockout flavor, her dazzlingly intricate and inventive designs look difficult to produce, but can be achieved with little more than a knife, ruler, and some patience. In Pieometry, Lauren reveals her secrets, sharing stories about her designs and the inspiration behind them. Warm and funny, she recounts the spectacular piesasters that led to some of her best creations, and breaks down her most beautiful designs, describing how to make naturally-colored dough, intricate weaves, and striking cut-out patterns. Pieometry provides clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by helpful photographs, which any patient baker can follow to build these pies from bottom crust to top in their own kitchens. Lauren makes it easy to mix and match doughs, fruits, fillings, and designs, and each recipe includes suggestions for alternative ingredients. Best of all, the beautiful finished pie and tart photos are just as much of a treat to look at as the pies are to eat. But even if you make a mistake here and there, her flavors save the day! When it comes to flavor, Pieometry offers a balance of sweet and savory pies that are a feast for the senses, including: Of a Shingle Mind: Honey ricotta tart with an herbed pastry shell and beets Berried Treasure: Lavender blackberry cream with a shortbread crust and berries Wave of Wonders: Cardamom coffee cream with a shortbread crust and pear Once in a Tile: Pumpkin black sesame pie with a black sesame crust C and Easy: Butternut bacon macaroni and cheese pie with a whole wheat cheddar chive crust Squiggle Room: Grilled cinnamon pineapple pie with a basic butter crust Whether you want to impress at the holidays or just spruce up a family meal, Pieometry is your guide to transforming a rustic traditional dessert into a modern masterpiece.

  • Author: Lauren Ko
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; Illustrated edition (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine


2. The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

A  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Look no further than The Book on Pie for the only book on pie you'll ever want or need. Erin Jeanne McDowell, New York Times contributing baker extraordinaire and top food stylist, wrote the book on pie, a comprehensive handbook that distills all you'll ever need to know for making perfect pies. The Book on Pie starts with the basics, including ways to mix pie dough for extra flaky crusts, storage and freezing, recipe size conversions, and expert tips for decorating and styling, before diving into the recipes for all the different kinds of pies: fruit, custard, cream, chiffon, cold set, savory, and mini. Find everything from classics like Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie, to more inspired recipes like Birthday-Cake Pie and Caramel Pork Pie with Chile and Scallions. Erin also suggests recommended pie doughs and toppings with each recipe for infinitely customizable pies: Mix and match Pumpkin Spice Pie Dough and Dark Chocolate Drippy Glaze with the Pumpkin Pie, or sub in the Chive Compound-Butter Crust for the Croque Madame Pielets . . . the possibilities are endless. With helpful tips, photographic guides, and inspirations—pie-deas—it's almost like having Erin in the kitchen baking pies with you.

  • Author: Erin Jeanne McDowell
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0358229285
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 1.15 x 10 inches


3. How to Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations (Dessert Cookbook)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

How to Cook That Dessert Cookbook: Pastries, Cakes and Sweet Creations “How to Cook That is the most popular Australian cooking channel in all the world, and it’s not hard to see why.” ― PopSugar Amazon Best Cookbook for Month of June 2021 and Editor's pick Best Books of 2021 So Far #1 Best Seller in Chocolate Baking, Confectionary Desserts, Pastry Baking, Garnishing Meals, Holiday Cooking, Main Courses & Side Dishes, Cookies, and Cooking by Ingredient Offering a fun-filled step-by-step dessert cookbook, Ann Reardon teaches you how to create delicious and impressive pastries, cakes and sweet creations. Join food scientist Ann Reardon, host of the award-winning YouTube series How to Cook That , as she explores  Crazy Sweet Creations .  An accomplished pastry chef, Reardon draws millions of baking fans together each week, eager to learn the secrets of her extravagant cakes, chocolates, and eye-popping desserts. Her warmth and sense of fun in the kitchen shines through on every page as she reveals the science behind recreating your own culinary masterpieces. For home cooks and fans who love their desserts, cakes, and ice creams to look amazing and taste even better.  Take your culinary creations to influencer status, you’ll also: Learn to make treats that get the whole family cooking Create baked goods that tap into beloved pop culture trends Impress guests with beautiful desserts Readers of dessert cookbooks like  Mary Berry’s Baking Bible  by Mary Berry,  Cake Confidence  by Mandy Merriman, or  Pastry Love  by Joanne Chang will love  How to Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations .

  • Author: Ann Reardon
  • Publisher: Mango (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1642505788
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 10.1 inches



Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

The air fryer is an essential tool for the modern kitchen. Here are a few benefits of this appliance. The air fryer is easy to use: Simply put food in the basket (or on a rack—more about this later), select the time and temperature, and turn it on. Other than shaking the basket or turning the food over for even cooking or crispness, the machine does all the work. Some air fryers come with preset functions and buttons for different foods, such as French fries, frozen vegetables, bacon, fish, and chicken, which eliminates any guesswork, even if you aren’t following a recipe. This appliance is energy efficient, and it won’t heat up your kitchen like an oven or stovetop. An air fryer keeps heat inside the unit by using a heating coil to warm the air, then blows that hot air around with a high-speed fan. This book covers: Breakfast Recipes Lunch Recipes Dinner Recipes Seafood Recipes Vegetables Recipes Meat Recipes Poultry Recipes And much more… The air fryer acts as a flavor and texture booster. Food in an air fryer cooks quickly, allowing flavor compounds that evaporate into the air during deep-frying and sautéing to stay in the food. You’ll notice that chicken tastes more chicken-y, vegetables have more flavor, and herbs and spices pack more punch. Food gets juicier, too, with super-crunchy exteriors. Chicken, pork chops, and steak taste tender and juicy, crisp-tender vegetables retain their flavor, and baked goods have a nice crust. The air fryer’s hot, fast-moving air seals the surface of food quickly, allowing it to hold in the juices. The hot air also removes water from the surface of foods, lending that coveted crunch. To create a crust, most foods get coated with flour or bread crumbs and are then sprayed with just a bit of oil. Even frozen foods, such as frozen vegetables, cook beautifully in the air fryer, going from frozen to crisp and hot in just a few minutes. The air fryer lets you make traditionally high-fat foods, such as fried chicken and French fries, with fewer calories. In fact, deep-fried recipes made in the air fryer use 90 percent less fat. The recipes in this cookbook use only a small amount of oil. When air frying, oil is poured into a mister and sprayed onto the food before it goes in the appliance. Food cooked in an air fryer is healthy in ways you may not expect. The closed cooking environment helps to preserve nutrients. And because food cooked in an air fryer is often more flavorful with an appealing texture, your family may eat more vegetables. Who can resist a crisp yet tender broccoli floret that’s flavored with herbs? You may find your child eating a browned and crisp Brussels sprout with no coaxing. The air fryer is easy to clean. You simply pull out the basket, remove the food, unplug the appliance, and let the basket and air fryer cool. To keep food from sticking to it, the basket is coated with a nonstick finish (never spray the basket with nonstick cooking spray because that may damage the finish). Once the basket is cool, rinse it, add a bit of soap, rinse again, and dry. Some air fryer baskets are dishwasher safe (check the instruction manual).

  • Author: Patrick C. Cooper
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine


5. My Favorite Recipes: Blank Recipe Book to Write In: Collect the Recipes You Love in Your Own Custom Cookbook, (100-Recipe Journal and Organizer)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

Write in your favorite recipes in one place. The perfect gift for any cook! Do you want a personal cookbook with the recipes you love the most? Do you want to preserve and organize all your family recipes? Are you tired of pinning, printing and bookmarking a recipe only to have a hard time finding it later when you need it? Then this outstanding recipe journal is just for you – the perfect way to organize all your favorite recipes in one place. You will love it. It is beautifully designed, simple, clear, easy to use and well organized. Features: In this recipe book: Record 100 of your favorite recipes Create your own custom index and organize the recipes the way you want Easily mark the recipes’ rating, difficulty, cooking time, servings Extra space for additional notes (such as source of the recipe, why it holds special meaning to you, and etc.) Handy kitchen references to help you with measurement equivalents, substitution suggestions, temperature conversion It is a great size (7.5 x 9.25 in) – not too big and in the same time with enough writing space to jot down everything needed. A great gift for foodies, friends and family members who love to cook and need to record and catalog their delicious culinary creations – everyday meals, soups, appetizers, main courses, desserts, pies, beverages, and more. Get this blank cooking book now and start filling it with your personal collection of tasty treasured recipes.

  • Author: Happy Books Hub
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1987514100
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.26 x 9.25 inches


6. Bake from Scratch (Vol 5): Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker (Bake from Scratch, 5)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

Meet the cookbook for bakers, by bakers. This new recipe collection from the brilliant minds behind Bake from Scratch magazine is a triumph of dough and batter. After five inspiring years of innovative recipes, travel, and the celebration of bakers and cultures worldwide, we bring you this dazzling collection of more that 650 new recipes. From towering layer cakes to simple stir-together brownies, this cookbook offers something for every kind of baker, from novice to expert. Showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients and celebrating tradition and history this cookbook will provide the ultimate inspiration for baking. With gorgeous photography accompanying each baked good, you’ll find a wealth of visual inspiration and step-by-step tutorials to guide you from beginning to bake. All recipes have been tested and retested with the home baker in mind, formulated to be both accessible and exciting. Celebrate the joy of artisanal baking while you master yeasted breads, layer cakes, cookies and more.

  • Author: Brian Hart Hoffman
  • Publisher: 83 Press (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1940772868
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.6 x 10.9 inches


7. Magpie: Sweets and Savories from Philadelphia's Favorite Pie Boutique

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique is a jewel in Philadelphia's food-town crown, and you can recreate it at home! Since 2012, the pocket-size shop on South Street in Philadelphia has been turning out flaky crusts and luscious fillings. Now this book serves up Magpie's seasonal menu for home bakers everywhere: the fruity, creamy, and nutty pies; hand pies, pot pies, and quiches; and even pie shakes and pie "fries," all fine-tuned to exacting standards and with lots of step-by-step instruction for that all-important crust. Baker-owner Holly Ricciardi's upbringing deep in the Central Pennsylvania countryside provided the basis for Magpie's perfect synthesis of classic favorites and new twists-alongside down-home favorites like Sweet Crumb Pie and Shoofly Pie you'll find Holly's bourbon-infused update of her great-grandmother's special butterscotch pie as well as the ingenious (and instant-sellout) Cookie Dough Hand Pies. More than 90 recipes also include sweets like: Cranberry Curd Mini Meringue Pies Blueberry Rhuby Rose Pie Chocolate Blackout Pie And savories like: Summer Squash Pie Ham-Leek-Dijon Potpies Quiche Lorraine From crusts to crumbles and sumptuous savories to sweet confections, there's a Magpie pie for every occasion.

  • Author: Holly Ricciardi
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult (September 15, 2015)
  • Genre: History, Americas


8. Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts: Quicker, Smarter Recipes

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

The renowned chocolatier shares her tips and recipes for quick, smart and irresistible desserts—without hours of prep. Known for her innovative chocolate creations, Alice Medrich now rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts. In  Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts , you'll find the quickest lemon tart, a lattice-free linzer, a one-bowl French chocolate torte, mousses to swoon over, and gooey pies with no-fault press-in crusts. There are even soufflés for beginners. And best of all, you won't need a rolling pin, a pastry brush, or the skills of a professional baker.  Alice also shares more than 100 ideas for spur-of-the-moment desserts that don't involve baking, including imaginative ways to dress up a bar of chocolate, a pint of strawberries, a handful of dried fruit, fresh cheese, gingerbread, or amaretti. She even includes those spot-on combinations she’s famous for, such as Grilled Pineapple with Coffee Ice Cream, Lemon-Scented Peach Crisp, Salted-Caramel Banana Bread Pudding, and Coconut Pecan Torte.

  • Author: Alice Medrich
  • Publisher: Artisan; Illustrated edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine


9. Pie Academy: Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

“An excellent resource for home bakers looking to up their pie game." – Publishers Weekly , starred review  "The wide-ranging, well-curated mix of classic and contemporary recipes and expert advice make this an essential primer for avid home bakers." – Library Journal , starred review "Readers will find everything they'd ever want to know about making pie, and even the dough-fearful will feel ready to measure, roll, and cut." – Booklist , starred review “Fear of pie? Ken Haedrich to the rescue. Pie Academy takes you through everything pie related — perfect crusts, fillings, crimping techniques, blind baking, lattice toppings and more.” — Kathy Gunst , coauthor of Rage Baking and resident chef for NPR’s Here and Now “A true baker’s delight.”— Amy Traverso , Yankee magazine food editor and author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook Trusted cookbook author and pie expert Ken Haedrich delivers the only pie cookbook you’ll ever need: Pie Academy .   Novice and experienced bakers will discover the secrets to baking a pie from scratch, with recipes, crust savvy, tips and tutorials, advice about tools and ingredients, and more. Foolproof step-by-step photos give you the confidence you need to choose and prepare the best crust for different types of fillings. Learn how to make pie dough using butter, lard, or both; how to work with all-purpose, whole-wheat, or gluten-free flour; how to roll out dough; which pie pan to use; and how to add flawless finishing details like fluting and lattice tops. Next are 255 recipes for every kind and style of pie, from classic apple pie and pumpkin pie to summer berry ,  fruit, nut, custard, chiffon, and cream pies, freezer pies, slab pies, hand pies, turnovers, and much more. This beast of a collection, with gorgeous color photos throughout, weighs in at nearly four pounds and serves up forty years of pie wisdom in a single, satisfying package.

  • Author: Ken Haedrich
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (October 27, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1635861112
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 1.25 x 11 inches


10. Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit [A Baking Book]

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pie Baking - August 2021

A bursting-with-personality cookbook from Sister Pie, the boutique bakery that's making Detroit more delicious every day. “Everything you want in a pie cookbook: careful directions, baker’s secret tips, inspired combinations, and a you-can-do-it attitude.”— Chicago Tribune IACP AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE At Sister Pie, Lisa Ludwinski and her band of sister bakers are helping make Detroit sweeter one slice at a time from a little corner pie shop in a former beauty salon on the city’s east side. The granddaughter of two Detroit natives, Ludwinski spends her days singing, dancing, and serving up a brand of pie love that has charmed critics and drawn the curious from far and wide. No one leaves without a slice—those who don’t have money in their pockets can simply cash in a prepaid slice from the “pie it forward” clothesline strung across the window. With 75 of her most-loved recipes for sweet and savory pies—such as Toasted Marshmallow-Butterscotch Pie and Sour Cherry-Bourbon Pie—and other bakeshop favorites, the Sister Pie cookbook pays homage to Motor City ingenuity and all-American spirit. Illustrated throughout with 75 drool-worthy photos and Ludwinski’s charming line illustrations, and infused with her plucky, punny style, bakers and bakery lovers won’t be able to resist this book.

  • Author: Lisa Ludwinski
  • Publisher: Lorena Jones Books; Illustrated edition (October 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0399579769
  • Dimensions: 10.26 x 1.05 x 7.74 inches