Throwdown Cookbook

Pie Recipes from the LiBerry Music Festivals

You’ve tasted these delicious, sometimes outlandish, often beautiful pies at the LiBerry Music Festivals. Wouldn’t you love to be able to make them yourself at home? Well, now you can! Selected recipes donated by the generous cooks who have given their time and pies to the library fundraisers give again! Find the winners of previous Pie Throwdowns! Practice for next year’s Throwdown! Buy this book, add recipes to it each year, and support your local library every time you make dessert. Pick and choose your recipes, or get them all. Ring binding so it will lay flat in your kitchen for easy use. Only $30 plus $7 shipping! Order yours today! This is the 2nd edition, which features all of the basic recipes PLUS the 2013-2016 recipe updates!

If you already have the 1st edition (basic recipes in the binder) you can order the 2013–2016 recipe updates for only $10 + $7 shipping.

Please print out the cookbook-order-form and mail it in to get your very own cookbook!

Basic recipes

  • The Green Monster
  • Spicy Blueberry Pie
  • Cheesecake Pie with Blueberry Reduction
  • Mixed Berry Pie (winner 2009, “Sweet & Simple” Award)
  • Blueberry Chocolate Pie (winner 2009, “Most Surprising Ingredients” Award)
  • Blueberry Chocolate Cloud Pie (winner 2012, Best Sweet Pie)
  • Dark Chocolate Pie with Blueberry Topping (winner 2011, Third Place)
  • Fauxberry Pie
  • Blu-barb Crisp (winner 2006, Third Place)
  • Blueberry Rhubarb Pie
  • Boreal Cranberry Maple Country Bread Pudding Pie
  • Porknberry Pie, or, If Pigs Could Pie (winner 2012, Best Savory Pie)
  • Chocolate Lingonberry Pie, or, Maggie’s Take on Susan Risse’s Pastor’s Wife’s Mother’s Hershey Bar Mousse (as also amended earlier by Laura Bender)
  • Flower Power Pie
  • Fruit Pizza Pie
  • Lenin Meringue Pie (winner 2011, Best Sweet Pie)
  • Parsnip Custard Pie (winner 2010, “Most Unusual Pie” Award)
  • Raspberry “Popper” Pies (winner 2011, Second Place)
  • Easy Tomato Pie
  • Miniature Tomato Jam Pies (winner 2009, “Most Sophisticated” Award)
  • Zucchini-Lavender Pie (winner 2010, “Most Savory Pie” Award)

2013 recipe update

Eight additional recipes from the 2013 Throwdown. Recipes include:

  • Apple Blueberry Pie with Pecan Struesel (winner, Best Sweet Pie)
  • Banana Pie with Nutella on It
  • Blueberry Chocolate Bacon Pie, or, the Dogs’ Comeuppance
  • Blueberry Lemon Chess Pie
  • Coffee Raspberry Brandy Cheesecake
  • Lemon Cream Salmon Pie
  • No-Bake Thai Cheesecake (winner, Best Savory Pie)
  • Raspberry-Currant-Rosehip Pie, or, the Neighbors’ Bounty

 2014-2015 recipe update

These pie recipes are from the 2014 and 2015 LiBerry Festival:

  • Banana S’more Pie
  • Blue Comet Tart (tie winner, Best Sweet Pie)
  • Chili Chocolate Cheese Pie
  • Chocolate Raspberry Madness
  • Cucumber Ginger Mint Pie
  • [John] Lennon Meringue Pie with Strawberry Fields
  • Merritt Helfferich’s Ester Dome Blueberry/Rhubarb Pie
  • Mostly Strawberry and Raspberry Pie
  • Tomato Pie for Grownups (winner, Best Savory Pie)
  • Chocolate Blueberry Truffle Pie
  • Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Pie
  • Chocolate Rasp”berry” Pie
  • Peach Raspberry Pie
  • Raspberry Mousse Pie

2016 recipe update

This just in (as of November 30, 2016)—the 2016 recipes are here (or at least most of them)! An additional 18 pages of mouthwatering recipes, featuring:

  • Alaska Moosemeat and Crowberry Pie (winner 2015, Most Original)
  • Savory Ricotta Pie w/ Garden Tomatoes and Fresh Basil
  • White and Yellow Pie
  • Fish Pie
  • Avocado Chocolate Pie
    • Berry Hoo Hoo Garnish
  • Sweet Morning (winner 2016, Best Overall, The Holy Grail Award)
    • Chocolate Coffee Ganache
  • Kiwi Puddin’ Pie
  • Very Berry Pie
  • Oreo Cream Pie w/ Berry and White Chocolate Topping
  • Purple Serrano Cheesecake w/ Mascarpone

2017 recipe update

The 2017 update is still being prepared, but as of the first week of October, recipes so far include:

  • Happy Harvest (winner 2017, Best Savory)
  • Cranberry Ginger Tart (winner 2017, Best Sweet)
    • Cranberry Curd
  • Dark Chocolate Salt Caramel Pie
    • Caramel
    • Quick Chocolate Ganache
  • Lemon Whey Pie
  • A Farewell to Summer
  • Salmon Berry Surprise
  • Tomatillo & Tomato Pie (runner-up, Best Sweet)
  • Yam & Sausage Berry Pie