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Taste of the South Southern Pies 2018

Taste of the South helps you savor the unique dishes, cooking personalities and culinary destinations of the South - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! For readers who love Southern cooking or simply experimenting with new flavors, this magazine is a guidebook. Taste of the South is for those who have a passion for good food, at home and on the road. Every issue is a guide to Southern lifestyle.

United States
Hoffman Media
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6 Issues


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what’s your favorite pie?

IS IT STRAWBERRY, RED AND GLISTENING? Perhaps peach—ripe, juicy, and lattice draped? What about the whole host of dreamy cream pies—coconut custard, chocolate silk, even banana pudding? And let’s not forget about the darlings of the icebox, taking the edge off the summer’s heat one cool, sweet slice at a time.No matter your pie persuasion, you’ll find the perfect one in this collection. We’ve packed these pages full of pies for every palate and skill level—from grab-and-go hand pies, to heirloom Southern pies, to couldn’t-be-easier summer cobblers. It’s a treasure trove of blissful summer desserts, just waiting for you to dig in.So go ahead—preheat your oven, or make room in your icebox—it’s high time for your favorite slice of pie. ■…

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the finishing touch

1 RUSTIC FLUTINGUse the thumb and forefinger of one hand as spacers, and push the dough in with your other thumb.2 FORK CRIMPINGUse the tines of a fork to gently press into the outer edges of the dough.3 SCISSOR CUTUsing scissors, cut the edge of the dough at an angle. Alternate folding the cut dough inward.4 SPOON PRESSUse a spoon, bowl down, and push into dough to create indentations.5 SCORE & FOLDMake evenly spaced ½-inch cuts around the dough. Fold alternating strips.6 CORKSCREWPress the side of a corkscrew into the dough to create a unique pattern.7 BRAIDINGUsing two thin strips of extra dough, twist the dough around itself to create a braid. Brush edge of pie crust with water, and place the braided dough on top.8 CUTOUTSCut out shapes such…

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lattice-topped pie

STEP 1Place three or more dough strips over pie, spacing evenly.STEP 2Fold back center or alternating strips. Place one strip across first strips.STEP 3Unfold folded strip or strips.STEP 4Fold back alternating strips. Place another strip across first strips, spacing evenly.STEP 5Unfold folded strips.STEP 6Fold back center or alternating strips. Place another strip across first strips, spacing evenly.STEP 7Unfold folded strips.STEP 8Trim strips even with edges; crimp as desired. ■…

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classic southern pies

COCONUT CREAM PIEMAKES 1 (9-INCH) PIECRUST1¼ cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon sugar8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed4 tablespoons whole buttermilk, chilledFILLING½ cup sugar3 tablespoons cornstarch⅛ teaspoon kosher salt1 cup whole milk1 cup unsweetened coconut milk4 large egg yolks1 cup sweetened flaked coconut1 teaspoon vanilla extractTOPPING1½ cups heavy whipping cream6 tablespoons sugar½ cup unsweetened coconut milkGarnish: toasted sweetened flaked coconutFOR CRUST1. Preheat oven to 350°.2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, and sugar. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.3. Add buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; shape into a disk. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.4. On a…

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icebox pies

STRAWBERRY SWIRL CHEESECAKE PIEMAKES 1 (9-INCH) PIECRUST1½ cups graham cracker crumbs7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 tablespoons sugar¼ teaspoon kosher saltFILLING2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened⅔ cup sugar1 tablespoon all-purpose flour2 large eggs¼ cup sour cream, room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extractTOPPING⅔ cup strawberry preserves½ cup chopped fresh strawberriesFOR CRUST1. Preheat oven to 350°.2. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.3. In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and salt. Using the bottom of a measuring cup, press mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate.4. Bake for 5 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.FOR FILLING1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a mixer at medium speed until creamy, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Beat…

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old-fashioned fruit pies

PLUM-BLACKBERRY PIEMAKES 1 (9-INCH) PIECRUST2¾ cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons kosher salt1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed10 to 14 tablespoons ice waterFILLING4 to 5 fresh plums, pitted and sliced2 cups fresh blackberries1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided1 lemon, zested and juiced1 teaspoon kosher salt2 tablespoons low-sugar pectin*2 tablespoons cornstarch1 large egg, lightly beaten2 tablespoons turbinado sugarVanilla ice cream, to serveFOR CRUST1. In the work bowl of a food processor, place flour, sugar, and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter, and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, just until dough comes together.2. Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a disk. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Dough may be refrigerated for up…