Few things in life are as inviting as the smell of a fresh baked pie coming out of the oven. Pies and tarts take on many incarnations; they can contain sweet or savoury fillings, have a top-crust or be open-faced, may be served a la mode or handheld. In this book, you will find all the classics, including apple pie, peach cobbler and Tarte Tartin, as well as more unusual fare, such as pear and almond tart, Jamaican Patties and Epiphany Pie. "500 Pies and Tarts" is a comprehensive compendium that will inspire even the most reluctant cook to embrace their inner baker. If you've always wanted to bake a pie but don't know where to start, our detailed recipes will guide you with precision, taking the guesswork out of pastry making and providing useful tips that ensure success each time. For the baker who is looking to expand their repertory, our variations demonstrate just how easily this can be done and offer a wealth of inspiration.