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It's always time for pie! Whether it's Blueberry-Pineapple Pia Colada, Triple-Layer Pumpkin-Chocolate, Ricotta Pie with Chocolate and Toasted Almonds, or a Classic Lemon Meringue, Ken Haedrich, dean of The Pie Academy, dishes up the how-to for bakers of all levels, from the first-timer to the pie-passionate. Step-by-step instructions and photos offer reassuring guidance and reveal the secret ingredients of truly great pie, such as the best tools to use; recipes for crust and pastry variations including gluten-free, whole wheat, and extra flaky; how to bake with fresh versus frozen fruit; suggestions for decorating pies with cut-outs and dough designs; and much more.

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Ken Haedrich

Ken Haedrich is one of America's leading baking authorities and a prolific writer. The author of fifteen cookbooks, his bestselling 2005 book - PIE - was named one of the top seven baking books of the last 25 years by Cooking Light magazine. Ken has received numerous accolades for his work and is the recipient of The Julia Child Cookbook Award. He has spoken about food and food writing at The Smithsonian, appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Good Morning America, and has been a regular contributor to such magazines as Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Real Simple, and Better Homes and Gardens. Ken is the creator of the popular website, The Pie Academy (ThePieAcademy.com) where he shares his passion for pies and expertise with thousands of subscribers. Each fall, he and his wife Bev host the Lowcountry Pie Getaway in Charleston, S.C., where folks converge from all parts of the country to hone their pie making skills under Ken's tutelage. Ken's most recent release is The Harvest Baker (Storey Publishing/2017) a collection of 150 recipes celebrating the pure joy of preparing muffins, biscuits, quick breads, pizza, calzone, yeast breads, cakes, cookies and more with the very best of fresh, seasonal produce. Ken is available for interviews, speaking engagements, cooking demonstrations and more. Contact him at ken@thepieacademy.com

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