Perfectly Pleasing Pies

Perfectly Pleasing Pies

This list is filled with delicious recipes for making sweet, savory, and any other pie you might imagine. Need equipment to get your baking started? Check out one of our Baking Kits!


Cool Pies & Tarts: Easy Recipes for Kids to Bake

Pam Price
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 641.8652 Pri

Presents recipes with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful illustrations for different types of pies and tarts, including pecan, apple, and French silk pies, and fruit and ginger pear tarts.


Crazy About Pies

Krystina Castella
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Cas

Crazy About Pies has more than 150 sweet and savory pie recipes for you to peruse.  If you are looking for something unique, Castella provides every type of pie from hand pies, classic fruit pies, tiny tarts, quiches, and more.


Elegant Pie: Transform Your Favorite Pie into Works of Art

Karin Pfeiff-Boschek
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Pfe

Elegant Pie is almost exclusively a book on how to create artwork out of pie crust.  The book includes numerous projects with templates for cutouts.  Step-by-step photographs are included for creating all the wonderful designs which are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects. 


The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie

Paula Haney
Adult Nonfiction - 641.59772 Han

The owner of the Hoosier Mama Pie Company in Chicago has created a practical and accessible collection of pie recipes.  Haney includes tips on technique, fascinating historical anecdotes, and an emphasis on special seasonal recipes, as well as quiches, hand pies, and scones.


Me, Myself, and Pie

Sherry Gore
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Gor

Filled with classic pie recipes such as apple and pecan, yet bolstered with modern pie innovations like deep-dish French onion pie, Thanksgiving pie, and pies-in-a-jar. This is a collection of simple, straightforward recipes and stories of Amish life.


The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert

Chris Taylor, Paul Arguin
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Tay

The authors are winners of more than 500 baking competitions and bring recipes that show the spirit of creating a showpiece pie.  One whole section is devoted to National Pie Championship winner recipes.


The Perfect Pie: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic and Modern Pies, Tarts, Galettes, and More
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Per

This comprehensive pie cookbook from America's Test Kitchen includes classics like Sweet Cherry Pie and pies that show off interesting flavors like Blueberry Earl Grey Pie (tea is infused into the filling and an adorning glaze) or Browned Butter Butternut Squash Pie with Sage. You can start with delicious basic pie recipes or level up with more elaborate fillings or crusts.  Vegan and gluten-free pie dough recipes are included.


Pie Academy

Ken Haedrich
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Hae

Learn expert techniques for making pies in Pie Academy with dozens of crust options and 255 different fillings.  This collection includes over 20 different apple pie recipes alone. Easily find new combinations, like cherry-almond coffee cake pie with almond dough crust.


Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want

Kate McDermott
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Mcd

In Pie Camp Kate McDermott focuses on techniques for creating beautiful and tasty pies.  She starts with a dozen "master" recipes and provides recipes that expand on those master recipe themes.  Every pie in Pie Camp can be created using the gluten-free crust recipe as well.


Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee's Pie, New York's Best Pie Shop

Petra Paredez
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Par

Pie for Everyone includes wonderful step-by-step instructions for creating fruit, custard, savory pies and more.  The book is full of recipes and also features some of the best farms and producers in profiles throughout the book to inspire us all to seek out quality, local ingredients for our baking.


Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter

Kate Lebo
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Leb

I love that each chapter of this book focuses on a specific type of pie, be it apple, rhubarb or chiffon, and then provides several variations on the theme.  Since a perfect crust is at the heart of any delicious pie, Lebo includes detailed instructions for making extra flaky and gluten free options. 


Pie Style: Stunning Designs and Flavorful Fillings You Can Make at Home

Helen Nugent
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Nug

The pies in Pie Style are stunning masterpieces of art, but Helen Nugent provides complete instructions to creating beautiful pies at home. Braided, embossed, cut out, colored, and shaped crust techniques are described in detail and with useful photographs.


Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate

Lauren Ko
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Ko

The pie-making genius behind the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen reveals the secrets behind her mind-blowing creations. Details on how to cut, braid, and otherwise combine fruits, flour, and other ingredients into precisely positioned designs.


Super Simple Desserts: Easy No-Bake Recipes for Kids

Nancy Tuminelly
Juvenile Nonfiction - J 641.86 Tum

The dessert recipes in this book are for young chefs. No stovetop required! Cooking teaches kids about food, measuring, and following directions. From cheesecake tarts to popcorn cake, they'll love sharing their tasty creations with family and friends.


Teeny's Tour of Pie

Teeny Lamothe
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Lam

Teeny traveled America to work with the country's best bakers and learn their techniques, tricks, and wisdom. Now she shares the fruits of her apprenticeship—the crumbs and crusts of her crusade—in Teeny’s Tour of Pie, a delectable journey into total pie immersion. Includes profiles of pie bakers and other stories of her tavels.


A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies

Ashley English
Adult Nonfiction - 641.8652 Eng

Ashley English divides these pie recipes into seasons and mixes sweet and savory pies throughout.  You can try buttered rum shoofly pie from the Winter section or roasted corn and pepper pie from the Summer selections.  A few classics like blueberry pie or chicken pot pie are included, but these recipes include many new pie filling combinations.