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Brûléed Pumpkin Pie

Brulee Pumpkin Pie

Creme brûlées are a dessert that never goes out of style. The silky custard is rich and satisfying, but it is that crackly, caramelized top that keeps people ordering it again and again. Creme brûlées aren’t the only dessert where you can brûlée the top and that same caramel layer can instantly elevate other desserts as well. This Brûléed Pumpkin Pie is the perfect example, ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma Pie Basket

Pie Basket

Pies are one of the top holiday desserts out there and that means that you are probably going to be transporting pies to various events this holiday season. I know that I often bring pies to holiday parties and get-togethers. Pies are difficult to transport because pie plates tend to be very slippery and the pies themselves tend to be delicate. I can’t count how ... Read More »

Flaky Vinegar Pie Crust

Vinegar Pie Crust

The basic ingredients in a pie crust are butter, flour, salt and water. I typically add in a little bit of sugar, even if I’m making a savory pie, because it helps the crust to brown more. One ingredient that you can add to a pie crust that is a little more unusual is vinegar. Vinegar helps tenderize pie dough because it slightly inhibits gluten ... Read More »

What is blind baking?

Blind Baking

Blind baking is a term used to describe the process of pre-baking a pie or tart crust before it has been filled. Blind baking crusts can be partially baked before filling or baked completely, depending on the pie recipe you are using. There are a couple of reasons that a pie crust might need to be blind baked. The first is that some pie fillings ... Read More »

Cherry Pie Pops

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Pie pops are the pie version of cake pops: one or two bite pies that are on top of a stick. Pie pops are very cute to look at and they’re not difficult to make, so they are a great choice when you’re looking to do something a little bit less traditional with your pies – or simply want to put a bite-sized treat out ... Read More »

Baking Bites’ Pie Week 2013

Pie Week 2013

I bake pies all year round, but the fall really is pie season as far as I’m concerned. Cooler weather is ideal for making pie crusts, so you don’t have to fight the heat and worry about your butter melting as you work the dough. And it is wonderful to fill the kitchen with heat from the oven and the house with the scent of ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma Pie Weight Disc

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Pie weights are a type of tool that bakers use to hold down pie crusts while they are blind baking, to ensure that they keep their shape as those flaky layers form in the dough. Pie weights can range from a bunch of ceramic beads to a pile of dried rice or beans (the least expensive pie weight out there), but the hardest part of ... Read More »

Fox Run Pie Saver

Fox Run Pie Saver

Leftover pie is not the easiest dessert to store. Cakes can be tucked away in a cake carrier and cookies can be stacked in a small storage box or ziploc bag. Pies require a lot of space, either in the freezer or on the countertop, and can be quite messy if they start to lose their shape once you’ve served a slice or two. Now, ... Read More »

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