This Cookbook Proves That No One Does Pie Better Than the Amish
The book: Me, Myself, and Pie by Sherry Gore
The angle: Classic Amish pies for every possible occasion.
Recipes for right now: Banana Cream Pie, Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake, Apple Sugar Plum Pie, Skillet Pear Ginger Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Butterscotch Pie, German Chocolate Pie, Amish Vanilla Crumb Pie, Ham & Cheese Hand Pies
Who would enjoy this book? Anyone who can talk for more than five minutes about the merits of flaky versus tender pie crusts.
• Who wrote it: Sherry Gore
• Who published it: Zondervan
• Number of recipes: 100
• Other highlights: This cookbook is a treasure for both the homecooks who could compete in pie competitions and those of us who feel a little nervous at the prospect of rolling out a crust. It starts with an approachable and comprehensive look at pie basic — blind baking, choice of pan, basic crust recipes, and so on — before diving into the recipes themselves.
Interspersed with the chapters are also stories of Sherry’s life in her pie-loving Amish community and her transition from pie-fearful to pie-crazed baker. This cookbook is both a good read and a good resource to have on your shelf.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Me, Myself, and Pie by Sherry Gore
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