Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House

Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House

Beth M. Howard

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1937994686

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Beth M. Howard knows about pie. She made pies at California’s Malibu Kitchen for celebrities including Barbra Streisand (lemon meringue), Dick Van Dyke (strawberry rhubarb), and Steven Spielberg (coconut cream) before moving back home to rural Iowa. She now lives in the famous American Gothic House (the backdrop for Grant Wood’s famous painting) and runs the hugely popular Pitchfork Pie Stand.
With full-color photos throughout, Ms. American Pie features 80 of Beth’s coveted pie recipes and some of her own true tales to accompany them. With chapters like Pies to Heal, Pies to Seduce, and Pies to Win the Iowa State Fair, Beth will divulge her secret for making a killer crust without refrigerating the dough and will show you how to break every rule you’ve ever learned about making delicious, homemade pie.


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integrity—meaning that both my oven dials and my moral compass are operating properly—this is a tried-and-true recipe for which I constantly receive praise. The funny thing is, the recipe is just from the Karo corn syrup bottle. I just add extra vanilla and extra pecans. Because sometimes more is better. CRUST Basic Pie Dough for a 9-inch singlecrust pie (see page 28), crimped FILLING 1 cup corn syrup 3 beaten eggs 1 cup sugar 2 tbsp butter, melted 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups pecans, whole or pieces

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