Not-So-Humble Pies: An iconic dessert, all dressed up by Kelly Jaggers

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By Kelly Jaggers

It's pie--all grown up!
Pomegranate. clean figs. Sea salt.

Forget apples and blueberries. Today's fashionable materials are distinct, glossy, and indulgent--and you can now locate them within the pie plate on your kitchen! With greater than a hundred candy and savory pie recipes--and additional recipes for crusts and toppings--Not-So-Humble Pies makes use of those clean flavors to show an easy dessert into whatever deliciously refined. And those dressed-up pies glance pretty much as good as they style, so prepare to serve up a slice of the subsequent: * Blood Orange Curd Pie
* Cardamom and Saffron Chiffon Pie
* Apple, Brie, and Bacon Tart
* Chocolate Acai Chiffon Pie
* Pear Gorgonzola Tart
With those mouthwatering recipes--and striking ingredients--it's as effortless as pie to show modest standbys into not-so-humble standouts.

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