Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. The Ultimate Book of Pies is a collection of nearly 200 delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual—My Big Fat Italian Strawberry Basil Wedding Pie—to the traditional, such as Apple Pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you’ll see why!
The Ultimate Book of 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. Whether it’s apple, custard, strawberry, or raisin that captures your taste buds, you’re sure to find a recipe that you can’t wait to try. Just be sure to share your tantalizing creations with friends and family, and get ready to serve seconds!