This is the year of the pie – the stunning pie, that is, and no one makes them more stunning than Helen Nugent. The creator of some of Instragram’s most spectacular pie crusts, Helen is a well known ‘pie artist’, and she has just released her first book, Pie Style: Stunning Designs and Flavorful Fillings You Can Make at Home (Paige Street Publishing, 2020; $22.99). From her tricks for making a perfectly flaky pie crust to the decorating techniques that are used to create beautiful pie art, Helen shares some of her top secrets, tips and easy-to-follow instructions that make it possible to achieve your own spectacular looking pies (just in time for the holidays). Delicious fillings for fruit and savory pies, meringues, galettes and more can be mixed and matched with creative crusts for every occasion and skill level. We can’t wait to try her Thanksgiving Turkey Pumpkin Pie (the turkey is a design on top of the pie, not actually in the pie), her Rattan Chocolate Pecan Tart, her Walk in the Woods Salted Maple Caramel Apple Pie (she had us at ‘salted maple’) and her gorgeous New Year’s Raspberry-Champagne Tart. This book is a must-have addition to the library of any serious home baker, and is available here.

Tish Boylehttps://pastryathome.com
Tish Boyle is the Managing Editor of Pastry Arts Magazine, a food writer and cookbook author with expertise in baking, desserts and chocolate. A graduate of Smith College and La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Tish has written several dessert and baking books including Chocolate Passion, Diner Desserts, The Good Cookie, The Cake Book and Flavorful. Co-writing credits include Payard Desserts and the Grand Finales series of books.


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