"The undisputed Queen of Desserts. Following one of her recipes is an adventure. They are chatty and comforting, telling you what to do every step of the way."--Ladies Home JournalHer first-ever collection to focus on pies and fruit, Maida Heatter's Pies ∧ Tarts presents scores of delightful recipes to thrill the palate--the homey baked apple or wild blueberry pie, classic Key Lime Pie, an incredible Cassis Raspberries with Creme Fraiche. Of course Maida's love of chocolate and all things sweet is brought to pies, too, so along with your fruit there's Chocolate Mousse Pie, Frozen Peanut Butter Pie, and Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Pie, too. And there are pies and fabulous fruit concoctions to back and serve at any time of year, regardless of season, and for any occasion--chiffon pies, ice-cream pies, tiny tartlets, turnovers, cobblers and crumbles, mousses, flans, and puddings. Plus the flawless Maida Heatter touch is brought to every aspect of baking, as she patiently teaches critical details such as how to make the perfect pie crust and how to make souffles that never fall.