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Cook the Book: Daddy's Mother's Blueberry Meringue Pie

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To my mind, the only way to make a homemade pie even better is by smothering the top with a thick layer of sweet meringue. Patty Pinner, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, Sweetie Pies, agrees. In the... More

Cook the Book: Cousin Eunice's Grated Carrot Pie

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The first time I had carrot cake, I was probably six years old. My family was out to dinner at an old-fashioned diner in New York—the kind that had a revolving glass showcase of desserts by the door. I remember... More

Cook the Book: Miss Oleda Halliburton's East Pear Pie on a Baking Sheet

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Free-form pies, sometimes called "galettes," are one of the most homey and rustic desserts out there. A simple crust is folded around a heaping pile of fresh fruit sprinkled with sugar, then baked on a cookie sheet until caramelized and... More

Cook the Book: Old-Fashioned Cornflake Pie

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Remember that Kellogg's commercial from a long time ago that encouraged us all to taste Corn Flakes again for the first time? It was cute and mildly convincing, but it didn't exactly send me running to the supermarket cereal aisle.... More

Cook the Book: Joyce Carol's Black and Blue Pie

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More than 35 years ago Joyce Carol, a friend of cookbook author Patty Pinner's mother, entered this Black and Blue Pie in a local baking contest, where it was chosen as first runner-up. According to Joyce Carol, it would have... More

Cook the Book: 'Sweety Pies'

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All cherished recipes are, in a sense, memoir. Preparing a time-honored dish is a way to revisit the past, and sitting down at a table with others to savor the results is a way to extend that memory—be it of a specific time, place, or person—into the future. While there are many foods that can invoke strong recollections, perhaps none are as powerful as those bought on by pie. This week's Cook the Book selection is Sweety Pies: An Uncommon Collection of Womanish Observations, With Pie by Patty Pinner. Filled with amusing anecdotes that typify her childhood in Saginaw, Michigan ("an unhappy husband will ask for toasted snow"), Patty's book is as much a story of love, friendship, and community... More

Flaky Pie Crust

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