Do you have a favorite dessert to bake? In our house pies are one of the top favorite desserts. There has almost never been a pie that has crossed our lips that we didn’t enjoy. Which was why I jumped at the chance of sharing a new release baking cookbook that will be coming out this April 14th! The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes
Now let me hand you a napkin too wipe up the drooling that may happen from reading about this cookbook. There’s a wonderland of pie recipes in this cookbook and more. But, before I get into sharing a recipe, outline of the book and review, let me give you a little back story of the Norske Nook.
The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes
The Norske Nook, founded as a small-town café in 1973. Now a foursome of revered pie shrines in Osseo, Rice Lake, Eau Claire, and Hayward, Wisconsin. The Nook’s international fame grew from a tradition of Midwest home baking. Informed by Scandinavian roots. Enriched by the luscious ripe fruit, sumptuous sour creams and cream cheeses of America’s dairy land.
More than fifty new pie recipes have been created by the Nook bakers since 1990. Jerry Bechard purchased the Osseo café from founder Helen Myhre. The Norske Nook has won thirty-six blue ribbons at the National Pie Championships in Florida—including three in 2014, for Lemon Cream Cheese, Peaches and Cream, and Jamberry.
Recipes in the cookbook include:
- Toppings and Puddings
- Dutch and Praline-Topped Pies
- Double-Crust Pies
- Candy Pies
- Berry Pies
- Cream Cheese Pies
- Sour Cream Pies
- Meringue Pies
- Single-Crust Pies
- Stirred Pudding Pies
- Frozen Pies
- Sugar-Free Pies
- Scandinavian Specialties
Our thoughts on the cookbook:
The book is a hardback book with a lovely cover. Lovely photographs with a little history of the Norske Nook restaurant and bakery in Wisconsin . The images reminded me of our quaint town about 1 1/2 hours south of us Solvang.
There are tips throughout the book. At times even recommending firm store bought fruits or frozen for certain recipes to keep better. Let me say the pies look oh so good! Some of the recipes will refer you back to a specific section for the pie crust, or pudding or topping. There will be page flipping. But, they are easy to find pages indicated for which recipe to follow.
There is a section for sugar free pies. For me the cheesecake section could of been bigger but, the tortes and other recipes made up for it. I do already have a favorite cheesecake recipe. The book finishes with Scandinavian Specialties! I did try the strawberry cream cheese muffins recipe from the book. I’ll be sharing all about that recipe later. I can’t wait to make one of the pies to share with you!
I think if you love to bake, want to learn to bake or are wanting to have a variety of special recipes that this book is going to be a great choice! It’s easy to follow, straight forward recipes. Yummy! Additionally I think this would make a great gift item.
Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Recipe;
The cookbook features the restaurants’ award-winning baking. It has Scandinavian specialties, cheesecakes, tortes, cookies, muffins, and more. There is seventy recipes (and variations) for pies. Here’s one for you to use from the cookbook it’s their Lemon Cream Cheese Pie recipe.
Hope you enjoy making the Lemon Cream Cheese Pie!
- Find it here: The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes
- And their other cookbook: Farm Recipes & Food Secrets From Norsk Nook (which I didn’t review but, has 19 five stars on Amazon at the time I was writing this post.
Do you have a favorite cookbook for baking? Or for other recipes?