Easy as Apple Pie

By Caroline Barty
(Barron's Educational Series, Hardcover, 9780764157219, 112pp.)

Publication Date: February 2004

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Forget the convenience food and microwave meals. It's time to get back to basics and remember just how easy and enjoyable it is to bake your own delicious pies! With over 40 tantalizing recipes to inspire you, treat your family and friends to some real home cooking with these mouth-watering pies, tarts, crumbles, and strudels.

There's no better example of a nation's food than its signature pie dish: from the classic American apple pie to the British fruit crumble, from the French tarte Tatin to the Austrian Linzertorte--and this book has them all. So shake the dust off the rolling pin and get baking because it really is as "Easy as Apple Pie!"

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What could smell as delicious and comforting as a luscious home-made apple pie baking in the oven? A perfect pie is the ultimate comfort food. Pies evoke memories of the wholesome food our grandmothers used to make, but they also deserve a place on the modern dinner table as delicious and exquisite dinner party desserts.

These irresistible recipes are accompanied by vintage photographs from the 1950s that recall the days of home baking. Authentic images from baking contests, country fairs and harvests sit alongside humorous quotations and interesting excerpts about the traditions and festivities associated with America's most famous food festivals.

With simple step-by-step instructions and helpful tips on handling pastry, baking blind, and the best pastry methods, all you need is a bit of confidence and practice and you'll soon be baking your own perfect pies.

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Caroline Barty is a freelance food writer, stylist and home economist. She haswritten several successful cook books. Caroline is a regular contributor to several food and lifestyle publications, including" Caledonia, Good Cooking with Gary Rhodes "and" You "magazine. She has also created a range of recipe cards for Waitrose, the major U.K. supermarket chain. Caroline lives and works in London.

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