Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan
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Ask any pie lover—the words "southern" and "pie" go together like ripe fruit and flaky pastry. And behind all the mouthwatering, light-as-a-cloud meringue peaks and the sticky dark butterscotch fillings lies a rich and delicious history. In Southern Pies, some of the South's most famous bakers share recipes for 70 pies. Perfect for bakers of all skill levels, these pies are made with simple, easy-to-find, and gloriously few ingredients. Featuring such classics as Sweet Tea Pie and New Orleans Creole Coconut Pie, this tasty homage will fill everyone at the table with Southern hospitality.
and add it to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until the strawberry sauce boils again, thickens up, and the berries are soft, 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and vanilla, and set aside to cool to room temperature. Beat the cream in a large bowl until it is very thick and luscious, holding its shape in round medium peaks that are not cottony-stiff. Stir in the strawberry jam mixture and gently fold the cream and jam together to make an even, rich mixture. Pile the
programs that introduced culinary traditions and created new ones for millions of eager cooks and eaters. Beloved as a teacher, food writer, author, and mentor, Nathalie has made a career of attracting the spotlight and then pulling friends and colleagues in to share it with her. After years in Atlanta, she now makes her home in the Low Country of South Carolina, cooking and writing her next book in a beautiful Charleston row house filled with great food, heavenly aromas, and good friends. Being
a fork to stir everything together well. In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, milk, eggs, and sorghum. Use a fork, a whisk, or a large spoon to stir everything together, mixing it up into a thick, smooth filling. Add the sugar mixture and stir to mix it in and combine everything evenly and well. Pour the filling into the piecrust and place it on the bottom shelf of the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 325 degrees F. Bake until the edges puff up and the center is fairly
Descended from the Geechee people who settled on Sapelo Island in 1803, Mrs. Cornelia Walker Bailey proudly tends the fires of remembrance and history in the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast. A walking treasury of cultural traditions, she tells stories of courage and strength in God, Dr. Buzzard and the Bolito Man: A Saltwater Geechee Talks about Life on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Noting that living off the land was a necessity rather than an option, Mrs. Bailey recalls life in a “make-do society,”
ONE 9-INCH PIE This cool, rich pie is beautiful and incomparably delicious; it stands out among the many luscious sweets you might find on a Southern table when great cooks are aiming to please. The cream pie filling is simple to make once you’ve done it a few times. Then you will be ready to make another Southern favorite, banana cream pie, using the same velvety custard as the foundation. An elegant meringue cloud is the classic finish, with a little extra coconut sprinkled atop the meringue