Pie in the Sky: The Ultimate Pie Page

A delicious pie is a great dessert to enjoy at a large family gathering or at an intimate party for two. A few pie preparation tips can be the difference between a good pie and a scrumptious one.

Pie Baking Tips

The Perfect Pie Crust

There are a few general steps to follow when preparing a perfect pie crust. First, mix the ingredients of the particular crust you are making in a bowl. The basic ingredients of a pie crust are flour, salt, lard or fat and water. After mixing your ingredients, fashion the dough into a ball and place it in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes to a half hour. The coldness of the dough will help to make it more manageable to work with. Next, roll the dough on a flat surface that is sprinkled with flour so it won't stick. Flatten the dough into a slab that exceeds the edge of the pie pan by two inches. Then, press the dough into the pan working your fingers from the center of the pan outward. Make some holes in the pastry with a fork so it doesn't collect air and puff up in the oven. Finally, with scissors cut only one inch of the pastry that is left hanging over the pie plate's edge and fold the rest underneath.

Delicious Pie Recipes

A pie prepared for dessert can boast anything from tangy fruit to rich chocolate or even ice cream. The tastes of almost any guest can be satisfied with a pie dessert. So, put aside your cookie recipes for a month or two and try an inventive pie recipe for dessert.