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Why I Love the Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts Book

It is no secret that I love Martha Stewart recipes. Her cookie and muffin cookbooks are some of my favorite.

A few months ago I mentioned that I had bought the cookbook Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts. Since then several of you have asked how I liked it, so I thought I would post a full review of the cookbook.

All I can say is that I love Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts cookbook. Well, okay I can and will say more, but you get the idea, I really love this cookbook. And if you love to make desserts, especially pies, I think you will also enjoy this book.

From classic pies like Lemon Meringue and Apple Pie, to free form fruit pies and layered pies, it has them all. It also includes fourteen savory pie recipes including a tomato, mozzarella, and zucchini pie.

There is a section for rustic pies and one for artful pies. There is also a section for holiday pies, dainty pies, and several others.

The Yogurt Berry Pie and the Mounds Bar Pie I posted recently were both adapted from recipes in the Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts book, and I have several more recipes marked to try this summer.

And like most Martha Cookbooks, the pictures in this book are beautiful and make you want to make each and every one of them.

Anyone want to make a pie today? Because after all that talking about pies, I think I might need a piece.


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  1. I’ve been making a pie every weekend. I’m practicing for the county fair in august. I will be entering all 13 categories. I’ve been thinking of getting Martha’s new pie cookbook, maybe I’ll stop by barns and noble at check it out. I need some winning ideas.

    • @sunny, I hope you do well at the fair. That is one thing I have never done is enter something in the fair, but I know a lot of people really enjoy it.

  2. Julie Huey says:

    Dear Lynn,

    I trust your recipes because you also enjoy recipes by America’s Test Kitchen/Cooks Illustrated. How do you like Martha Stewart’s basic chocolate chip cookie recipes compared to say the one in The New Best Recipes cookbook or Cook’s Illustrated Magazine? I’m seriously considering getting her cookie cookbook.


    • @Julie Huey, I love her cookie cookbook, but not for the basics like chocolate chip cookies. I love the chocolate chip cookie recipe from CI Best Recipes. What I love about Martha’s Cookie Book is the wide range of cookie recipes and that many of them are unique ones. It is also divided into sections like bars, chewy cookies, crispy cookies, roll out cookies, etc. It is just a really well designed and though out cookbook. I hope that helps.

      • Julie Huey says:

        @Lynn, Yes, that’s helps a lot. Divided sections and unique cookies sound fantastic. I’ll have to get one. Thanks!

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