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Handheld Pies: Dozens of Pint-Size Sweets and Savories

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  16 reviews
What's better than small treats? Eating with your hands! This enticing cookbook delivers on both counts in one adorable package. Pie-lovers everywhere will be thrilled to find their favorite recipes plus fabulous new creations. Savory pies also make an appearance: grab a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pie on the way out the door in the morning! Ideal for beginning and se ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 23rd 2011 by Chronicle Books (first published November 18th 2011)
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Dec 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I selected this book as a gift for a friend. As I read it I was disappointed that there weren’t more pictures. Every cookbook should have pictures. I also found the recipes to be a bit more complicated than what I had expected. I don’t think this is for the novice chef. I would recommend for people with an interest in spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: foodie, non-fiction
Now I want pie. The profiles of various pie shops were interesting. But this book really could have used more pictures. I have no idea what some of these pies are supposed to look like.
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Probably wouldn't make most of these pies...but some of the poptarty kinda pies look interesting. Plus several recipes use a cream cheese base crust, which is my fav. ...more
Amanda Bright
Oct 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting pies to try.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Great pictures!! Not sure how easy it will be follow the recipes.

Update: tried two recipes and they were not like the recipes weren't tested.
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sweet and savoury pies - finger food - are immensely addictive to many people and there seems to be no limit to what you can encase in a piece of pastry. Yet many cooks seem to fall back on the same old traditional, albeit tasty, options. Maybe this book will change things.

Forty recipes, both sweet and savoury, are presented in a form that seeks to educate, inform and inspire at the same time. Written for an American audience, to this European reviewer some of the ingredients are not so well kno
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, cookbooks
I am definitely VERY happy about the range of recipes in this book; they are exactly up my alley. If any of them bake up even 1/2 as well as I imagine them to be, it will be worth it. (Hello Vanilla Malt Pie with chocolate pretzel crust!) Will be happy to add this to my cookbook library!

My one beef about this book (and many other cookbooks) is-- not enough photos! The photography that is present is LOVELY; why skimp? And the photo selection is frustrating; a noticeable number of recipes do not
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I saw this at the library and brought it home to read. I'm really interested in the chapter on 'jar pies'! I've marked this book as read although I had to do a very quick skimming through of most of it because it was due back to the library. I've put this one on my Amazon wish list. Definitely one I would like to own. ...more
Erin Price
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it

I didn't get the chance to actually make any of these recipes, but once I am up for baking experiments again, I'll borrow it and try some out, because they look delicious. I love how flexible the authors made their recipes, offering many options for filling and crust. I do think they should have included more photos, especially of some of the company owners and their locations!
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food
Great (and pretty) book to add to your foody bookshelf (you have one of those, right?), especially if you're a fan of The Great British Bake Off. This isn't for the lazy baker; these recipes use a lot of ingredients and will take more than a little effort. Bonus spotlight sections on cool bakeries around the US. ...more
Heydi Smith
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-non-fic
I really enjoyed reading this book. I will definitely be buying it and putting it to use right away. I love the pop tart recipes. All of these recipes would be perfect for freezing for work breakfasts and lunches.
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cooking, non-fiction
This has one layout feature I don't like which is a recipe that points to recipes on other pages. I don't mean pie crust from another page but fillings also. Some personal stories that I skipped over. Usual suspects of fruit and cream pies; wished there were more savory. ...more
Oct 10, 2015 rated it liked it
I suppose I was expecting more savory pies in the British tradition than banana cream pie in a jar. I'm sure they taste great, but I'd rather just make a regular sized pie for that.

Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it
great pictures...good ideas...makes you want to bake something for the weekend....enjoy
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Practical advice. Step by step instructions. Great pictures. Interesting stories. Get this book. What more can I say? The best.
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Perfect cookbook to read on Pi Day: 3/14/15.
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