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Mastering the art of baking a pie is the desire of today's home bakers. A slice of pie with a flaky crust that is filled with a wide range of luscious fillings is the favorite dessert of many. Achieve success in your pie baking with these titles from our digital collections.

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Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. America's Best Pies 2016-2017 is a collection of nearly two hundred delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual--deep-dish deluxe banana split pie--to the traditional, such as apple pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you'll see why! America's Best Pies 2016-2017 is packed with color photographs of the pies you'll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future expert pie-maker can enjoy alike. Whether it's apple, custard, strawberry, or raisin that captures your taste buds, you're sure to find a recipe that you can't wait to try. Just be sure to share your tantalizing creations with friends and family, and get ready to serve seconds!

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Nothing says home sweet home like the aroma of a freshly baked pie. And with the voice of an old friend, author John Phillip Carroll teaches foolproof methods for making the delicious tried-and-true favorites that top every pie lover's list, plus some exciting new flavor sensations. The buttery golden streusel on the Apricot Crumble Pie will give Grandma's a run for her money. For a new twist on an old classic, drop a fork in a chilled slice of Butterscotch Cream Quince Pie with its spicy gingersnap crust. Fudge Brownie Pie takes the cake as a hip new treat for a kid's birthday party. Recipes for seven different types of crust ('cause one just isnt enough) plus simple toppings like meringue and chocolate fudge sauce ensure that each pie is perfect, from bottom to top. Apple or Key Lime, Caramel Custard or Mile-High Strawberry-they're all as easy as Pie Pie Pie.

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A cozy collection of heirloom-quality recipes for pies, cakes, tarts, ice cream, preserves, and other sweet treats that cherishes the fruit of every season. Celebrate the luscious fruits of every season with this stunning collection of heirloom-quality recipes for pies, cakes, tarts, ice cream, preserves, and other sweet treats. Summer's wild raspberries become Raspberry Pink Peppercorn Sorbet, ruby red rhubarb is roasted to adorn a pavlova, juicy apricots and berries are baked into galettes with saffron sugar, and winter's bright citrus fruits shine in Blood Orange Donuts and Tangerine Cream Pie. Yossy Arefi's recipes showcase what's fresh and vibrant any time of year by enhancing the enticing sweetness of fruits with bold flavors like rose and orange flower water inspired by her Iranian heritage, bittersweet chocolate and cacao nibs, and whole-grain flours like rye and spelt. Accompanied by gorgeous, evocative photography, Sweeter off the Vine is a must-have for aspiring bakers and home cooks of all abilities.

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Are you ready to take your baking over the top? Here are sixty decadent and delightful ice creams and the sixty desserts that are their vehicles. A la Mode offers not just solid dessert recipes, from raspberry oat bars to bear claws, from chocolate pecan pie to a white chocolate pavlova, but also gives you the unforgettable pairings that make these desserts smash hits: apple cranberry pie with Camembert ice cream, chocolate sheet cake with salt caramel frozen custard, and espresso cream jelly roll with mascarpone ice cream.

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