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America’s Best Pies
Nearly 200 Recipes You’ll Love
Showcases the Best of the Best From
the Annual APC/Crisco
National Pie
CHICAGO (September 6, 2012) –
Since 1995, amateur, commercial,
and professional bakers have
competed in the American Pie
Council (APC)/Crisco National
Pie Championships to determine
who makes the best pies in
America. America’s Best Pies:
Nearly 200 Recipes You’ll Love
Skyhorse Publishing, October
SRP $24.95) by the American Pie Council with
Linda Hoskins is a collection of 200 delicious recipes that
have won awards over the 18 years of the championship
competition. The book will be available for sale this
October on
and through select national
booksellers and online book retailers.
From the unusual like My Big Fat Italian Strawberry
Basil Wedding Pie to classic Apple (America’s Number One
flavor preference (Perishable News, 2012 Pie Survey), every
recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an
award-winning pie. The selections in America’s Best Pies are
the best of the best from amateur and professional bakers
from across the country. Recipes include:
Silky, Rich & Smooth Chocolate Pie
Lemon Raspberry Twist
Island Breeze Pineapple-Blueberry Cream Pie
Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chunk Pie
Deep-Dish Deluxe Banana Split Pie
Oreo Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
Californese Raisin and Nut Pie
Holiday Cranberry Mince Pie
White-Bottomed Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie
Vanilla Bean Brûlée Pie
America’s Best Pies showcases an abundance of color
pie photographs, many of which are the actual pies entered
in the competition. Packed with clear and concise recipes,
the book is for expert and future expert pie makers alike.
Whether it’s apple, custard, strawberry or raisin, there’s a
pie for every taste bud.
The APC/Crisco National Pie Championships is a four-
day event held annually in Central Florida drawing the
nation’s top commercial, professional, amateur and junior
pie bakers. Bakers win prizes, but compete for bragging
rights. Next year’s competition is scheduled for April 26-28,
at the Caribe Royal Orlando. For more information,
The American Pie Council® is the only organization
committed to maintaining America’s pie heritage, passing
on the tradition of pie-making and promoting America’s
love affair with pie. The APC offers personal, professional,
and commercial memberships and leads the nation in
celebrating National Pie Day every January 23. For more
information, please visit