Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pie Cookbook Reviewed

To Celebrate National Pie Day Or Any Day

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Fruit Pie image courtesy of Pixabay.com
As I write this on January 23rd, I will start out with Happy Pie Day! I'm going to be telling you about a Pie cookbook a little further down the page but first let's talk about pie. 

Personally, I prefer pie over cake. One year when my birthday was approaching my grandmother asked me what kind of cake I wanted. I looked at her for a minute and said, "I would really rather have a black raspberry pie, Grandma." She laughed her wonderful laugh that made her whole body move and her eyes twinkle. We shared a birthday, my grandmother and I, which happened to be in April. That is not the time of year that one finds black raspberries. I did not get a pie that year but every year after until she went to heaven in 1990, that dear woman baked me a black raspberry pie for our birthday. 

A few years back another of our Contributors here at Review This told us a lot about National Pie Day. I won't repeat what she wrote about but instead will recommend a cookbook that you might like to own in order to make your own pies whether it is for National Pie Day or any day of the year.

There are over 100 recipes in this delightful cookbook. Of course you can find traditional types of pie with both sweet and savory fillings. The author also includes more modern versions of pies like pie-pops and pie-in-a-jar. I think you will be delighted with the recipes no matter if your favorite is a fruit pie, a cream pie or a meat pie. The author, Sherry Gore, covers them all in her delightful cookbook.

Another feature of this wonderful cookbook is that the author shares personal stories of her Amish life and the culture of people. For me, that is a nice bonus!

How do you plan to spend National Pie Day? Will you bake a pie for your family or will you go to a local bakery to get a pie? I plan to bake a black raspberry pie and have happy thoughts of my wonderful grandmother. 



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6 comments:

  1. I tend to prefer pie instead of birthday cake myself! I haven't actually seen the cookbook you have featured and I am quite intrigued by your description. I can imagine what "Pie in a Jar" must be, but would definitely be interested in seeing the recipe. I do love great cookbooks!

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  2. Ah, one of my favorite days -- National Pie Day. I DO love pies ~ chocolate being my very favorite. Thanks so much for sharing my Pie Day review here. I'll definitely have to check out this pie cookbook. :)

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  3. I'll for sure take a pie over cake any day Bev. Oh my!! I just have too many favorites. Apple, Lemon, Pecan. I could go on but who's counting!! Thanks!

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  4. I've always preferred pie to cake, but I avoid both most of the time now for health reasons. I've always loved chocolate, apple, banana cream, and German chocolate pies, but I've not made any pies in years. This does sound like a fun cookbook, and I would have loved to have it 25 years ago when I was still baking. I think it would be a great gift for someone who loves to bake.

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  5. That cookbook looks ideal. I wouldn't mind having it. I haven't made pie in such a long time, but quite honestly I wouldn't mind trying a few recipes from this book.

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  6. Pie has always been a challenge due to making the crusts! (can't replicate Grandma's) Love the idea of a pie only cookbook!

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