In Icebox Pies
, Lauren Chattman offers 100 recipes that will sweeten the stigma of the standard homemade no-bake pie. Thanks to Chattman, what used to seem only appropriate for the church bake sale has been refined with a chic twist. Though she offers the basic graham-cracker-crust recipe, she also includes an array of crusts that use lemon nut cookies, amaretti cookies, zwieback, and gingersnaps. Her featured fillings include the traditional lineup of no-bake pies (Chocolate Mousse Pie and Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie, among others), but the trendy and unusual recipes are what make this cookbook a lot of fun. Raspberry and Cocoa Mascarpone Cream Pie, Caramelized Pineapple and Cream Cheese Pie, and Cranberry and Butterscotch Chip Ice Cream Pie are just a few examples of delicious flavor combinations. The author also recommends toppings that range from Maple Walnut Sauce to Cranberry Dessert Sauce to Nougatine. (All filling recipes feature several suggestions for complementary crust choices and toppings.) With this book, Chattman provides a variety of no-bake pie options--guaranteed not to burn--that are interesting and elegant. --Teresa Simanton
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From Library Journal
Chattman's previous cookbooks Instant Gratification, Mom's Big Book of Baking, etc. have featured easy, no-fuss recipes, and her latest dessert book offers more of the same. Her refrigerator/freezer pies run the gamut from custard pies like classic banana cream to "fruit and cream combos" such as cherry and mascarpone pie to ice cream parlor treats like peanut butter cup pie. (There aren't quite as many pies as you might expect here, though, since 30 or so crust, sauce, and garnish recipes help make up the 100 the subtitle promises.) For most dessert collections.
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