The Good Cook Pies & Pastries by Editors of Time-Life Books
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Time Life Education; 1st edition (March 1981)
This is a great book for anyone who loves to bake pies and pastries, and even for someone who is new to baking but wants to try it. There are many recipes in the book and a lot of them have step by step photos. There are even recipes for fondant and fondant icing.
Some of the recipes are Sheet Pie Filled With Apples, Japanese Fruit Pie, Latticed Chocolate One Crust Tart, Corsican Cheese Pie, Mocha Ricotta Pie, Eclairs, Stuffed Pastry Tubes, Thousand Leaf Pastries and all kinds of different dough.
You can find this book online pretty cheap. The book I have is a first edition and belonged to my husbands aunt.
My favorite fruit is Tangerine, and as I was going through the book I found a recipe for Tangerine Pie. Tangerine Pie? Never heard of it before. So I decided to share the recipe for Weekend Cooking. I might decide to make it sometime.
To make one 9 inch pie
1 fully baked pie shell, made from 1/2 lb. short-crust dough
1 cup fresh tangerine juice
2 tbsp. julienned tangerine peel
3 tbsp. flour
3 eggs, the yolks separated from the whites, and the whites stiffly beaten
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 cup sugar
Heat oven to 400℉
In the top of a boiler, combine the tangerine juice, flour, egg yolks, lemon juice, orange peel and sugar
Stirring constantly, cook over simmering water until thickened – about five minutes
Remove from the heat and cool
Fold in the stiffened beaten egg whites, then pour the mixture into the baked pie shell
Sprinkle the top with finely julienned tangerine peel
Brown in a preheated 400℉ oven for 10 minutes
Chill before serving
I was going to add the recipe for the short-crust dough, but to be honest it was very long and I just didn’t feel like spending the time typing the recipe. But, you can search online for it or you might even have it in one of the cookbooks you own. Or, if you’re like me and not that big of a baker, you could just buy one already made from the local store bakery or in the freezer section.
Weekend Cooking is hosted @ Beth Fish Reads