COOKBOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Mini Pies

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Pies can be really yummy, both dessert pies and dinner pies. I accepted the offer to check out the new cookbook Mini Pies because I like the idea of small pies, because that way they’d be easier to serve when entertaining and easier to get into everyone’s hands that wants some.

Mini Pies Cover

MINI PIES: ADORABLE AND DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR YOUR FAVORITE TREATS

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569759804
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569759806

ABOUT MINI PIES

What’s more delightful than the smell of a homemade pie baking in the oven? How about a dozen mini pies?

That’s right, your favorite homemade desserts are now bite-size and fit perfectly in the palms of your party guests’ hands. Mini Pies serves up your favorite classics and also features a handful of new mouthwatering creations:

  • Apple Chai
  • Very Berry
  • Ginger Peach
  • Cranberry Almond Pistachio

… and more!

However, this is not just a book for dessert fanatics; Mini Pies serves up savory recipes, too: Sweet Potato, Apple Chile, and Caramelized Onion Tart… you’ll want to try them all.

Authors Morgan Greenseth and Christy beaver guide you step-by-step through the process of making the perfect traditional crust, as well as graham cracker, vegan, shortbread, and gluten-free variations – and it’s much easier than you think. “Pies can be intimidating… something Grandma makes with an ancient recipe and years of trial and error, ” Greenseth says. “Christy and I wanted to remove that stigma and make pie accessible for bakers at every level.”

So whether you’re baking a batch of mini pies for your family or for peckish party guests, these are yummy treats everyone will want in their face!

MY THOUGHTS

I received a copy of Mini Pies. Chapters include Pie Crusts, Fruit Pies, Creamy Custard Pies, Nut & Savory Pies, and Toppings. The cookbook starts by showing you different types of pie crusts and how to make them. Then come recipes for different types of pies. Each recipe includes a list of ingredients, as well as which pie crust to use from the beginning of the book. Recipes are all easy to follow, and from what I saw use ordinary ingredients. Many, but not all, recipes include a pretty color photo. I do wish each recipe had a picture as I find pictures really helpful, both in helping me decide what to make and in helping me know what something is supposed to look like. Recipes that I’d like to try include Sweetheart Cherry, Sweet Strawberry, Sue’s Pink Lemonade, and Aunt Jimma’s Chocolate Cream. This cookbook would be a great stocking stuffer for anyone that likes to bake or entertain.

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ONE winner will receive a copy of Mini Pies.

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To enter leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of mini pie you’d hope to find a recipe for inside this cookbook.

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THE SMALL PRINT.

The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Friday 10/28/11 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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25 comments

Henrietta October 17, 2011 - 8:21 pm

That apple chai sounds amazing! i’d also hope to find a mini chocolate pie of some sort – YUM!

MelodyJ October 18, 2011 - 12:58 am

I’d hope to find Pecan.

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patricia Marsden October 18, 2011 - 11:10 am

Sering would be easier. Add in the variety option. But it seems they have more crust. Ideally my pies would be all filling but then they wouldn’t be a pastry.

Caroline October 18, 2011 - 7:13 pm

I hope to find a recipe for a mini key lime pie. Yummy!

Marj M. October 19, 2011 - 5:07 pm

I’d like to find a Mini Coconut Cream Pie Recipie.
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Sharon R. October 24, 2011 - 1:09 pm

I hope to find a sweet potato pie for the holidays

Mark October 24, 2011 - 6:40 pm

If you only do Minis, will that be considered being diet conscious?

Gianna October 24, 2011 - 7:06 pm

Chocolate mousse pies.

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karen M October 28, 2011 - 12:10 am

Love to find mini Pumpkin or Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Jamie Brigham October 28, 2011 - 1:34 pm

I hope there is a recipe for a chess tart pie.. My Hubby loves those and we can’t find a recipe anywhere

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Claire October 28, 2011 - 4:44 pm

mini pumpkin pie for fall.

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