"Perfect Pies" Cookbook by Michele Stuart
what was the hype about it
got it home and I thought well let's see what is so great about this N O T H I N G, most of those Pies I already had in different books. to may steps and time, who has time to make a pie in 2 Hrs, well not me. Back it goes
Nothing great about it
At the beginning of every recipe there were instructions on how to make pie crust....there were no better pies in here than anyother cookbook and I LOVE PIE!!!
Best Pies Ever!
In my family, we prefer pies to cakes. This is a great cookbook. I have used the same chocolate pie recipe for years and thought it could not be beat. I was wrong. The chocolate pie in this cookbook was a little more involved but the result was a smooth, silky, rich chocolate pie that is even better than my reliable recipe. Can't wait to try the lemon pie!
I wasn't sure about this cookbook when it came. I went over the recipes and was expecting to see magical ingredients that made this author such a champion. Didn't see anything special. I had found a recipe for homemade lemon meringue pie and had made it for my tempermental brother-in-law. He thought it was really "good". Which meant that it was good but had missed his mark of excellence. For Thanksgiving I made him the pie in this book. Pretty much the same ingredients but differences in making and quantites of ingredients. He did not have it when I was there because we were all pretty much wiped out from the meal and we had another stop to make. Well, later that evening I received a text from him. "That was the most incredible piece of lemon meringue pie I have ever eaten. You can make me another anytime. Thank you." Well, that says it all. Same with the homemade Chocalate cream pie from the book as well as the pumkin and sweet potato pie. I made a total of 8 pies for 2 different homes. Great book.
wish there were more pictures
Overall I really like the cookbook especially the tips and from what I can tell most of the recipes are very straight forward. However, I wish there were pictures of all of the pies. I find it helpful to see a picture before I make a new dish.
Best Apple and pumpkin pies I've ever made!
My brother just stopped by today for lunch and asked if I had made yet another pie! He's had both the apple and pumpkin and thought they were divine. My family loved them both and my next pie..........pecan!
Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic Pies
Perfect Pies cookbook is "perfect" in every way. All the GREAT pies you would ever want to make. The last pie cookbook you will ever need or want. Buy before you miss out on the great product
Can't Wait to Make Holiday Pies this Year
I have long struggled with pie crusts and have never seemed to get them right. My first pie was the apple pie - Perfect. Very light and flaky crust. Delicious filling. So many compliments.
I bought the book because I love to bake, and am unsure when it comes to baking. My mother who was a wonderful cook is gone now, and I miss her advice. I really like this cookbook, because it was so well written with helpful hints and tips. I don't know which receipe to try first, but probably will start with the apple pie. I also like the savory ones too. Thanks Michele for this wonderful book. Looking to forward to other cookbooks from you.
Not Impressed at all
I thought the book would have more simple recipes for people that had problem making pies. The book was very disappointing for me, do not like it at all, it is not for me.
Good basic recipes
I received this book as a gift, and have enjoyed reading the recipes and looking at the pictures. I have several pie cookbooks, and this was doesn't have anything really new. However, if you were going to buy one cookbook for pies, this would be a good choice for basic pie making techniques.
I PURCHASED THIS COOKBOOK AND USED IT IMMEDIATELY. I MADE A LEMON MERINGUE PIE, A CHERRY PIE AND ANOTHER LEMON MERINGUE PIE ON SUNDAY. TOMORROW I AM MAKING THE SPINACH AND ASPARAGUS QUICHE. I LOVE THIS COOKBOOK, THE RECIPES ARE JUST WONDERFUL AND EASY TO FOLLOW, AND THE TIPS AND STORIES ARE SO HELPFUL! THANKS MICHELE AND QVC!!!!