Hardcover $16.99

Ten Speed Press | Apr 28, 2009 | 128 Pages | 7 x 8 | ISBN 9781580089807

  • Hardcover$16.99

    Ten Speed Press | Apr 28, 2009 | 128 Pages | 7 x 8 | ISBN 9781580089807

  • Ebook$10.99

    Ten Speed Press | Jun 01, 2011 | ISBN 9781607741350

Praise

Writer and poet Bryan follows up 2006’s Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook by zeroing in on the Virginia establishment’s highly lauded desserts. Bryan’s compilation of 65 recipes hits all the sweet spots, offering reliable standards like peach, blueberry, coconut cream and sweet potato pies, as well as caramel coconut, german chocolate and watermelon variations. Though most of the recipes are basic, achieving the perfect crust isn’t; Bryan offers patient tutelage and step-by-step photos, but acknowledges that Mrs. Rowe’s technique took years to master. Even experienced pie makers should pick up a trick or two; Virginia’s Almost Impossible Coconut Pie, for instance, has no crust–the custard filling creates a firm outer layer when baked. Those looking to tweak their crust might want to consider cream cheese, which makes a tangier product than butter and flour alone. Bakers stymied by weeping meringues, meanwhile, will be comforted by the restaurant’s "weepless" version, bolstered with salt and cornstarch. Seasoned pie pros and newbies will both find this ode to southern desserts a helpful and lasting resource. (July)
–Publishers Weekly, 6/8/09

"Those pies! Man, oh, man. Like no other. She made a butterscotch pie that we would buy whole and take up to my granny’s in Bluefield, West Virginia. I can taste it now." –Kendra Bailey Morris, "Accidental Chef" columnist, Richmond Times Dispatch

Table Of Contents

Contents
 
Acknowledgments  •  viii
 
Introduction  •  1
 
Chapter 1  •  14
Crusts and Toppings
17  Plain Pie Pastry 
19  Vinegar Pie Crust
20  Cream Cheese Crust
21  Chocolate Cookie Crust 
22  Gingersnap Crust 
23  Graham Cracker Crust
24  Mrs. Rowe’s Meringue 
25  Weepless Meringue
26  Sweetened Whipped Cream
27  Caramel Sauce 
28  Chocolate Sauce 
 
Chapter 2  •  29
Fruit, Berry, and Nut Pies
31  Apple-Dapple Pie
33  French Apple Pie
35  Caramel Apple Nut Pie
36  Crabapple Pie
37  Granny Smith Apple Pie
38  Fresh Peach Pie
40  Mrs. Brown’s Grape Pie
41  Damson Plum Pie
42  Blueberry Pie
43  Strawberry Pie
45  Blackberry Pie
46  Gooseberry Pie
47  Simple Cherry Pie
48  Spicy Pumpkin Pie
49  Sweet Potato Pie
50  Butternut Squash Pie
52  Mrs. Brown’s Winter Squash Pie
53  Chestnut Pie
55  Hickory Nut Pie
56  Mincemeat Pie 
58  Green Tomato Mincemeat Pie
 
Chapter 3  •  60
Cream and Custard Pies
63  Virginia’s Almost Impossible Coconut Pie
64  Original Coconut Cream Pie
66  Coconut Custard Pie
67  White Christmas Pie
68  Susan’s Banana Cream Pie
70  Classic Banana Cream Pie
71  Sour Cream and Raisin Pie
72  Strawberry Sour Cream Pie
73  Never-Fail Lemon Pie
75  Key Lime (or Not) Pie
76  Chocolate Chess Pie
77  Tar Heel Pie
79  German Chocolate Pie
80  Willard’s Chocolate Pie
81  Chocolate Meringue Pie
82  Smoothest Ever Peanut Butter Pie
83  Peanut Butter Custard Pie
84  Cinnamon Sugar Pie
 
Chapter 4  •  85
Frozen and Icebox Pies
89  Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Pie
90  Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie
91  Watermelon Pie
92  Peanut Pie
93  Mudd Pie 
94  Grasshopper Pie
96  Layered Ice Cream Pie
98  Caramel Coconut Pie 
99  Make-Your-Own-Flavor Chiffon Pie
 
Chapter 5  •  100
Pies for the Cupboard
102  Brown Sugar Pie
103  Brown Sugar Pie from the Attic
105  Shoofly Pie
107  Brownie Pie
108  Pecan Fudge Pie
109  Raisin Pie
110  Lemon Chess Pie
112  Old-Fashioned Monterey Maple Syrup Pie

Index  •  113

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