If you want to learn how to make excellent pies, you need a copy of The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie by Paula Haney. My friend Jenny gave the book for Christmas. It took me until spring to find the time to bake a pie, but it was the best apple pie I have ever made. Why? The crust was perfectly browned, buttery, light and flaky. The apples were soft, but still had a bit of a bite to them. One friend told me it was "the best pie you've ever made". Making pie is one of my favorite things to do, and honestly, I thought I knew all I needed to know about making pie crust, but apparently, I have a lot to learn.