Wednesday, August 28, 2013

175 Best Mini Pie Recipes {Book Review}

Mini-pies are the new cupcakes!

Mini-pies are proving to be one of the most popular trends in baking today and are leading the way in the mini-dessert craze. Everyone loves these adorable, fun-size desserts and savory morsels that are perfect whether you’re on the go, hosting an elegant party or looking for after-school snack ideas. They’re the perfect example of the saying "Good things come in small packages!"

Whether you're a novice or experienced baker, you'll be absolutely enchanted with Julie's recipes. She shares her expertise by providing tips and techniques for creating perfect mini-pies, suppling recipes for a wonderful array of crusts (including gluten-free and vegan options) and offering mini-pie recipes in a tantalizing array of flavors — everything from the sweet and sumptuous to the hearty and savory, including classics such as Lemon Meringue Tartlets, New England Lobster Pies and Classic Apple Pies.

Simply delicious recipes, luscious food photography, step-by-step technique photos and easy-to-follow instructions make this the definitive mini-pie cookbook. And, the best part - no special pans are needed to make the mini-pies!

Simply delicious recipes, luscious photos along with step-by-step photos for perfecting the perfect pie crust and easy-to-follow instructions make this the definitive mini-pie cookbook. If I'm looking for ideas or baking treats, this 175 Best Mini-Pie Recipes book is perfect book for making bite-sized snacks for the family.  I love these fun and cute mini desserts. Here is a sampling of the recipes:

  • The Classics like Lemon Meringue Tartlets, New England Lobster Pies and of course, Classic Apple Pies
  • Sweet, fruit-filled pies like Very Berry Goat Cheese Pies, Strawberry Basil Hand Pies, and Port Glazed Concord Grape Pies
  • Custard and Caramel pies like Maple Nut Caramel, Bananas Foster or Mini Brown Butter and Golden Raisin Tartlets
  • Holiday pies such as Festive Spiced Cranberry Pies and Pear and Gingerbread Tartlets
  • Savory offerings such as Zesty Pork Empanadas, Potato, Leek and Gorgonzola Pies and Caramelized Cauliflower Pies with Pancetta and Sage
  • Vegetarian Pies like Baked Brie and Tomato Jam Turnovers or Moroccan Chickpea Pies


Julie Anne Hession has combined her love of food with her love of words to become a successful chef, food writer, competitive cook and food blogger. Her sweet creations have been featured in People, O The Oprah Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, and Food Network Magazine. Julie has picked up the challenging hobby of competitive cooking, taking top national prizes in multiple battles and winning more than $100,000 in cash and prizes, bragging rights and most importantly, the seal of approval from iron Chef Bobby Flay. She currently resides in LA.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the mentioned book from the PR firm or publisher in exchange of my review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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