Lion House Pies Cookbook (Hardcover)

by Lion House


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The first in a series of Lion House spiral-bound specialty cookbooks, Lion House Pies contains more than seventy recipes for their famous crusts, pies, tarts, and sauces. Full-color photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and a DVD packed with baking tips will help you create scrumptious, irresistible pies! Pie-making in your household will become “as easy as pie!”

Nestled in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Lion House was built in 1856 as the family residence of Brigham Young. The ground level is now the site of the Lion House Pantry, where hot meals and delicious bakery items are served to the public daily. The main and upper floors are used for banquets, wedding receptions, and other catered events.

Head baker at the Lion House Bakery since 1999. Brenda L. Hopkin compiled the recipes for Lion House Pies.

Table of Contents
Helpful Tips for Making Pies
1. Pie Crusts
2. Chocolate Pies
3. Fruit Pies, Tarts, and Crisps
4. Nut Pies and Tarts
5. Pumpkin Pies
6. Smooth and Creamy Pies
Metric Conversions
Equivalent Measurements
Emergency Substitutions

Product Details

  • Size:  5½" x 8½"
  • Pages:  144
  • Published:  2010

About the Author

The LION HOUSE, originally built in the 1850s as a residence for President Brigham Young and his family, has served for decades as a venue where good food served in a historical setting creates memorable occasions. From the Lion House Pantry to the children’s party room, the decor and ambiance invite visitors to understand and cherish our pioneer heritage.

The delicious, made-from-scratch dishes that have been the hallmark of the Lion House’s menus are enjoyed by visitors from all over the world. The building itself was listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1964 and continues to be a favorite gathering place of dignitaries, families, and anyone who appreciates home-cooked food served with a smile.


From 1856 to the present, the Lion House has been baking a wide variety of good for the enjoyment of all those who ever lived in the Lion House or, currently, for those who visit there.

When Brigham Young’s family resided in the Lion House, baking the essential breads, pies, cookies, and cakes went on almost around the clock. Approximately seventy-five people needed to be fed three meals a day, and there was only a wood-burning stove to bake everything in. Brigham Young’s wives became very skilled at turning out the best baked good of that day. There were no corner stores to run to if they ran out of bread or needed a dessert to feed unexpected guests.

Today the Lion House Bakery still bakes almost around the clock. The skilled staff takes great pride in providing baked good for fans throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and Colorado, plus the many new fans who happen to be in the area of the Lion House of one of its pantries in the Deseret Book stores. Of course they don’t use a wood-burning stove anymore, but just as much love goes into the baking of each roll, pie, cookie, and cake as it did in Brigham’s day.

There are some fun new recipes in Lion House Pies, plus some recipes from Lion House cookbooks that are now out of print. There are also several pie crust recipes. All are easy to make, but the Lion House Pie Crust is the easiest. It rolls out and forms into the pans just like sugar cookie dough. For those who have mastered the art of baking pies or want a little more challenge, we have included the Buttermilk Pie Crust and the Old Fashioned Pie Crust recipes.

May all who use this book have many hours of enjoyment in making delicious pies or in finding a new skill – one that will enrich your lives and bring a smile to all who partake of the pies you have made.

As it is with everything we do, making pies requires practice, practice, and practice to get the results you want. Happy baking!


by  Joyce  -   reviewed on  September 17, 2010

This has so many great pie recipes, it's the only pie cookbook you will need. The DVD has many helpful tips and offers great instruction for making the perfect pies. I can't wait to try some of them out.

Warning Pictures Make You Hungry!

by  B  -   reviewed on  September 02, 2010

I love to bake any kind of dessert, and this book is full of them! My favorite recipes were the FIVE different pumpkin pies, variations on the apple pies, and the White Chocolate Macadamia Pie! I also enjoy the advice for the perfect crust and the emergency substitutions listing.

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