A homemade pie is always sure to be a showstopping dessert, and it doesn't have to be complicated. In just five easy steps, you can make your own homemade piecrust from scratch, add your own filling, and bake. Our how-to guide will teach you everything you need to know about making and baking a piecrust, but if you're looking for more specific information, like what temperature to bake apple pie or how long to bake a blueberry pie, it's best to pick one recipe and follow those instructions.
First, decide what type of piecrust you want to make—it depends at least in part on what you want the filling to be. For example, for most pumpkin and pecan pies, you'll want to learn how to make a single-crust piecrust. But for most fruit pies, like apple and cherry, you'll want to make a double-crust piecrust. Once you've chosen your recipe, follow these steps for success:
For a lot of new bakers, transferring a piecrust to the pie plate without tearing, stretching, or breaking it can be a little tricky. But if you follow these instructions, it'll go just fine:
You can learn how to give your piecrust a special edge if you want, or you can keep it simple:
One of the most important parts of making a homemade pie is testing it when it comes out of the oven to make sure it's done (and we don't mean taste-testing). There are different tests for different pies, so follow these instructions when your pie comes out of the oven:
Get the recipe: Pecan Pie