American Pie Month

February is usually known for Valentine’s Day, but did you know its official title is “Great American Pie Month? The art of pie making first came to America from the colonial settlers. The first pies were usually meat-based, but the Native American knowledge of fruits and berries influenced the creation of the fruit-based pies we know and love today. A wide variety of recipes have been passed through the generations and continue to be a staple of most American celebrations.


Don’t have a favorite dessert recipe? We can help you with that!

Betty Crocker’s desserts cookbook
Crocker, Betty
HPER Library – TX773 .C96

The Dessert Lover’s Cookbook
Storm, Margaret
HPER Library – TX773 .S76

Pastries and desserts
California Home Economics Association. Southern section.
Research Collection – TX773 .C2

The Pie Book; 419 recipes
De Gouy, Louis Pullig
Research Collection – TX773 .D33 1974

Pillsbury’s bake off dessert cook book; shortcutted prize winning favorites, the best of all the bake offs
Pillsbury Company
HPER Library – TX773 .P57

Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert
Krondl, Michael
Undergraduate Services – TX773 .K7154 2011

Sweet Serendipity: Delicious Desserts & Devilish Dish
Bruce, Stephens
Undergraduate Services – TX773 .B88 2004

If you’d prefer face-to-face instruction, check out the Bloomington Cooking School calendar. A sweet and savory pie making class will be offered on Saturday, February 25th, from 11am-1pm.

For more books about cooking in general, be sure to check out the Drake Cookbook Collection located in the HPER Library.