MagpieSweets and Savories from Philadelphia's Favorite Pie Boutique



Sweets and Savories from Philadelphia’s Favorite Pie Boutique

Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique is a jewel in Philadelphia’s food-town crown. Since 2012, the pocket-size shop has been turning out flaky crusts and luscious fillings. Now this book serves up Magpie’s seasonal menu for home bakers everywhere: the fruity, creamy, and nutty pies; hand pies, pot pies, and quiches; and even pie shakes and pie “fries,” all fine-tuned to exacting standards and with lots of step-by-step instruction for that all-important crust. Baker-owner Holly Ricciardi’s upbringing deep in the Central Pennsylvania countryside provided the basis for Magpie’s perfect synthesis of classic favorites and new twists—alongside down-home favorites like Sweet Crumb Pie and Shoofly Pie you’ll find Holly’s bourbon-infused update of her great-grandmother’s special butterscotch pie as well as the ingenious (and instant-sellout) Cookie Dough Hand Pies. Ninety-plus recipes also include sweets like Cranberry Curd Mini Meringue Pies, Blueberry Rhuby Rose Pie, and Chocolate Blackout Pie, and savories like Summer Squash Pie, Ham-Leek-Dijon Potpies, and Quiche Lorraine.

From crusts to crumbles and sumptuous savories to sweet confections, there’s a Magpie pie for every occasion.

Holly Ricciardi is a former graphic designer-turned-pastry chef. Her Pennsylvania German roots instilled in her a devotion to great pie from a young age, and she opened Magpie in September 2012. The shop’s constantly changing menu of seasonal sweet and savory pies has had Philadelphians lining up ever since. Magpie has been featured in Daily Candy, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Philadelphia Magazine, Where Magazine, Zagat, Yahoo, and Thrillist, among others. Holly lives in Philadelphia.

Miriam Harris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she developed a zeal for seasonal, eclectic cooking early in life. Decades later, after editing hundreds of cookbooks at Food & Wine Books and Rodale Books, she turned to writing them. Her writing collaborations have included The Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, The Latin Road Home with Iron Chef Jose Garces, and Indulge, with Real Housewives star Kathy Wakile. Miriam lives in New Jersey.

“Beautiful pies (and a lot of gorgeous atmosphere) from an iconic Philadelphia pie shop make this a book that will appeal to crust-making pros and amateurs alike.” -Eater.com naming MAGPIE one of Fall 2015’s Best Cookbooks: Sweet and Savory Baking