Cutie Pies: 40 Sweet, Savory, and Adorable Recipes
by Dani Cone
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pub. Date: September 27, 2011
Thinking about fresh berry pie puts most people in a good mood. Thinking about fresh berry pie in single-serve portions can make one even happier. For me, the problem with standard pies is the amount that I am dedicated to make. I know I’ll never eat it all- or shouldn’t eat it all. However, Cone has solved that problem by showing us how we can make the whole pie, or serve it up for one or two.
Cutie Pies is a good introduction to making pies, as it features simple recipes with basic ingredients, and is all explained well for both the beginner and the novice. It also allows for a choice of pie crust to make, with vegan and gluten-free options you can make yourself. Cone expands on the standard berry pie concept (of which she gives us quite a few recipes), and serves up hors d’oeuvres ideas as well, such as petite Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella- and keeps it easy and accessible the entire time.
Cutie Pies may not be the most useful or most used cookbook in your collection, but if you are looking for great recipes for pies to impress, this will fit that niche. It is also a good selection for those who are following a vegan or gluten-free diet. I know where I will be getting an idea to present at my next gathering- for appetizer and dessert.
This book can be purchased at Amazon.com, as well as your local independent bookseller.
For more about Dani Cone, read the feature from Seattleite magazine here.