Cranberry Meringue Pie – pictured above
Pumpkin Coconut Pie – pictured above
Apple Pie with Oat Streusel – pictured above
Very Easy Turkey Pot Pie – (pictured above)This pie! Yes, this pie! You totally have to make this turkey pot pie with your leftover turkey. It is delicious!!!
apple with oat streusel toppping
blueberry limoncello pie with sourdough crust
Pie baking tips:
Here is a great post on how to blind bake a pie crust.
Tips on how to avoid overbrowning your pie crust.
15 tips for making perfect pies.
The Art of Pie’s pie dough making tips.
Food52’s pie crust tips (for making by hand)
Hope my friends that celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful weekend! Tomorrow we will be back with our December #TwelveLoaves challenge…can’t wait to share it with all of you!!!
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 cup (a stick and a half) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 1/2 cup of all-vegetable shortening (8 Tbsp)
- 6-8 Tablespoons ice water
make sure you refrigerate for at least an hour. Reserve the second disk for your next pie in the fridge. It can stay for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.
When it is time to roll the dough out to make my pie, I take it out of the refrigerator and I usually let my dough sit out for about 5 minutes before rolling. It’s hot here in Florida. Doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to get to the perfect rolling temperature.
On a lightly floured surface, using a rolling pin, apply light pressure while rolling outwards from the center of the dough. Every once in a while you may need to gently lift under the dough You have a big enough piece of dough when you place the pie tin or pie dish upside down on the dough and the dough extends by at least 2 inches all around.
When the dough has reached the right size, gently fold it in half. Lift up the dough and place it so that the folded edge is along the center line of the pie dish. Gently unfold and be sure to not stretch the dough to fit. Fold pastry into quarter folds and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.
*Fill with your choice of filling and bake according to the recipe. You may need to blind bake the crust, depending on the filling.