Pie Making Basics
If you didn't learn how to make a pie by watching your mom, this is a great place to master the baking technique. We'll help you roll pie dough, make special pie crusts, and prepare basic pie ingredients to make gorgeous, easy pies that make great desserts any time of year.
How to Make a Pie with a Lattice Top
Try our shortcuts for a no-fail lattice-top pie crust. You’ll love the pretty decorative finish, and your pie recipe is sure to become a favorite.
Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. The look of a woven lattice top
pie crust is stunning but with our secrets to success, you can get a similar look with just a few easy shortcuts. Let me
How to Temper Eggs to Make Cream Pie
Many cream pie recipes call for tempered eggs -- we help you master this simple technique. The result is super-smooth custards, pie fillings, and puddings.
run across a recipe that calls for tempering eggs, like say for
cream pie or pudding? Tempering is a fundamental technique that's key to blending temperature sensitive ingredients like eggs or egg yolks and hot mixtures. Let me show you our secrets to success. Here, I'm making a cream pie filling by heating some sugar, cornstarch and Half and Half until they're thick and bubbly. Now, here's how to temper the eggs.
How to Make a Woven Lattice-Top Pie
Get a gorgeous lattice-top pie—we show you how! From rolling and cutting the dough to carefully weaving the strips, this method ensures you’ll have a beautiful pie presentation every time.
help you out. Let me show you what I mean. Line a
pie plate with the bottom crust then pour in your filling. It's best to keep the filling fairly flat in the dish like this.
How to Make Pie Dough
You can make your own pie dough! Watch as our Test Kitchen expert shows how to mix the ingredients to create a flaky piecrust for perfect pie recipes.
kitchen. You know, I hear it all the time, ??I can??t make pie dough .?? And I??m here to tell you yes you can with our secrets to success making perfect flavorful flaky pie dough is well- is easiest pie. Come on, let me show you what I mean. First, mix the
dry ingredients in a bowl, then cut in the fat usually butter or shortening, but sometimes lard or combination of any of them. Our
How to Roll Pie Dough
Enjoy a delicious pie recipe with homemade pie dough. We show you how to roll the pie dough and transfer it to a pie plate. Wondering how much dough to roll out? We’ve got the answer!
large the rolled out dough should be, but for a standard 9-inch
pie plate , we found that a 12-inch circle works just fine. To move the dough from the work surface to a pie plate , carefully roll it around the pin, then unroll the pastry into the dish. If necessary, gently move the dough to fit better
Make Homemade Pie with Decorative Crusts
Our five techniques change your homemade pie crusts from basic to beautiful. Pick your favorite for the most beautiful decorated pie -- each is very easy and the results are spectacular.
or thumb inside the edge of the pastry. Using the thumb and
index finger of your right hand, press the pastry from the outside into your first finger to form a crimp, continue around the edge.