Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. America’s Best Harvest Pies is a collection of seventy delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. Organized by harvest crop—apple, pumpkin, raspberry, strawberry, peach, sweet potato, and more—the recipes in this book are sure to inspire a baking frenzy. Bakers will find a selection of unique recipes, such as peanut butter-n-strawberry explosion pie and sweet tart cherry pie. But the classics are well-represented too, with plenty of two-crust, one-crust, and crumb-topped favorites.
America’s Best Harvest Pies is packed with color photographs of the pies you’ll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future expert piemaker can enjoy alike. Strawberry pies in summer and pumpkin pies in the fall—with this book you’ll be serving your friends and family pie all year long!
Linda Hoskins has served as the executive director of the American Pie Council since 2000. Along with a strong board of directors, Linda has been responsible for gathering all aspects of the pie industry together for the National Pie Championships, the Great American Pie Festival, and the Pie Industry Seminar. Linda has been a judge for the Food Network and the Travel Channel, and has been named to Baking Management’s Influential 20 in both 2009 and 2011. She is the author of America’s Best Pies and lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.