The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet & Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Flavors of Fruits, Herbs & Vegetables

Healthy and seasonal eating doesn't mean eliminating all baked goods from one's diet. Pastry chef and "dean" of the Pie Academy Ken Haedrich's recipes feature an assortment of fruits and vegetables paired in creative ways. Mix summer and winter squashes into savory muffins. Tuck eggplant into turnovers. Blend blueberries with gingerbread. Hearty entrées include vegetable-laden pizzas, quiches and calzones. There is even an herb and vegetable bread that is baked in a flowerpot.

Haedrich dedicates chapters to selecting proper bakeware and an overview of techniques, such as perfecting the art of making dough and working with yeast. With these thorough instructions, cooks of every level will find inspiration in The Harvest Baker to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into all their baked goods without sacrificing taste. --Melissa Firman, writer, editor and blogger at

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