One of my fondest childhood memories is of my aunt's pies cooling on the window sill, while father sat with his deputy . . . wait . . . that might be Opie Taylor. If you love pie, and I can only assume you do, Bubby's pies are the best. I'm eating one right now.—Jon Stewart
I almost ate the book! If my bubby made pies like this, I'd weigh 400 pounds.—Billy Crystal
Frequented by New Yorkers, tourists, and celebrities, Bubby's is the New York institution for down-home food and peerless homemade pie. Now, Bubby's founder Ron Silver, along with Jen Bervin, shows how to re-create the flavors of Bubby's famous pies in your own kitchen with this definitive pie compendium.
Like a good pie, Bubby's Homemade Pies begins with the crust. The first chapter offers more than 15 recipes, including flaky butter crusts, sweet crumb cookie crusts, and savory herb and cheese crusts. With detailed illustrations of how to mix, roll out, and crimp, vent, or lattice your crusts, your pies will taste and look perfect. Over 100 spectacular pie recipes follow, offering a cornucopia of choices—fruit pies for all seasons, savory pies, deep-dish desserts, fried pies and turnovers, cream and custard pies, and ice cream pies.
Inspired by recipes from grandmothers, accomplished bakers, and classic cookbooks, these pies have all been tested and perfected in Bubby's kitchens—and represent the very best of the pie-maker's art. Classic pies, like cherry or pecan, will comfort and remind you of your happiest pie memories, while variations, like Bluebarb Pie, Concord Grape Pie, Wild Ramps and Stilton Pie, Bubby's Original Peanut Butter–Chocolate Pie, and Beef Chuck Chili Pie, will amaze your imagination and taste buds.