'The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie' on Serious Eats

Bake the Book: Classic Apple Pie

We begin our feature with a classic: apple pie. The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie takes its time with this one, using an all-butter double crust, and baking a macerated apple filling in its own cooked-down, subtly spiced syrup. They've thought of everything, from a pie wash to gloss the crust, to Crust Dust, a mixture of flour and sugar used to prep the pie shell before filling. It's so good, it's served year-round at Hoosier Mama Pie Company. More

Bake the Book: The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie

Many people sing the praises of the Chicago pie shop Hoosier Mama, and they'll feel compelled to do the same about this book from owner and chef Paula Haney. Absolutely everything that goes into making a pie is addressed, from the crust up, and the recipes, from a classic apple to a cranberry chess pie, are sure to fit your holiday table. More

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