The Pie Project is a collection of 60 sweet pie recipes, in all their bubbling, fruity, caremelised, buttery glory.
Pies are very forgiving desserts: spillages really are just an opportunity for more caremelisation and a mis-shapen pie just adds to the rustic feel. Readers are encouraged to use imperfect fruit, play around with lattice, design their own pastry top and bake the pies in whatever they have handy (some are cooked in skillets, or even enamel bowls).
There are four chapters in this stunningly photographed book. The Hot Pies section features a Grape, Marscapone and Honey Skillet Pie; the Cheats' section features a Blueberry and Pear Cider Pie; the Hand Pies section features a Maple Syrup, Apple and Stem Ginger Pie; and the Cold Pies section features a Coconut Pie with Watermelon and Mint Sorbet. Delicious. All skill levels are catered for, as some pies are made with homemade pastry, others with bought. These methods sit alongside pies featuring biscuit bases, as well as bottomless pies.
Phoebe and Kirsten are out to convince the world that pie really is a dish that should be enjoyed every day and The Pie Project is the collection to do it.