Monday, April 16, 2012 Posted by Dina N
TINY HANDHELD TREATS, GIANT MOUTHWATERING FLAVORS
The flaky crust and delectable filling of traditional pie in the ultimate grab-and-go, fun-sized desserts—mini pies!
Do you love the taste of pie but prefer the cute size of a cupcake? Then toss the pie pan, grab your muffin tin and open this book. With delicious recipes, easy-to-follow instructions and stunning color photographs, Mini Pies provides everything you need to bake these adorable miniature desserts with professional results.
Featuring gourmet recipes for a range of fruit, custard, nut and savory delights, Mini Pies serves up hold in-your-hand, single-serving versions of all your favorites, as well as the authors’ all-new creations, including:
• Key Lime
• Lemon Meringue
• Chocolate Cream
• Bourbon Pecan
• Honey and Pine Nut
• Dilled Spinach Quiche
• Onion, Olive and Thyme Tart
Whether you are baking a single batch to have around the house for your family or making a collection of different mini pies to offer guests at your next party, this book is packed with tips, tricks and techniques for creating crowd-pleasing mini pies. The authors guide you step-by-step through making the perfect crust, plus graham cracker, vegan, shortbread and gluten-free variations.
Mini Pies by Morgan Greenseth and Christy Beaver is an adorable little cookbook, full of recipes for delectable mini treats. The authors have brought pies to a whole new level. They've shrunk them down to the size of a cupcake, while preserving everything I love about pies: the flaky crust, the yummy fillings, the overall deliciousness and the spirit of holidays and celebration shared with family and friends.
The Mini Pies cookbook starts with a chapter about pie crusts. For me, the crust makes the pie. The authors teach you how to make the perfect pie crust, a graham cracker crust and a vegan one, a nutty crust and a gluten-free crust, and more. Then there's a chapter each on fruit pies, creamy custard pies, nut and savory pies, and of course toppings. The recipes are clearly explained and easy to follow. The mini pies are not too difficult to prepare but they look very impressive - like you took hours to make them. They are made in muffin tins so you don't need special mini pie pans if you already have a muffin pan. Beautiful mouth-watering photos accompany most recipes. I love the one-line descriptions listed as a subtitle for each pie, sort of a witty byline, and the Sweet Tips on the side.
Mini Pies: Adorable and Delicious Recipes for Your Favorite Treats was published a few months ago by Ulysses Press. You can find it at bookstores as well as online.
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