Do you make your pies from scratch? Making the crust and figuring out the filling can feel pretty overwhelming if you're not in the habit. Before you give in to holiday pressure and pick up a store-bought crust, take a look at our helpful tips for making pies yourself!
If the idea of making your own crust fills you to the brim with fear, we wholeheartedly recommend starting with the Vodka Pie Crust from Cook's Illustrated. This crust makes use of the food processor and uses a few tablespoons of vodka to ensure a soft flaky crust, every time. It is nearly impossible to overwork this dough!
The only trick with this crust is that it starts to soften really quickly, sometimes making it difficult to roll out or transfer to the pie pan in one piece. Just be patient and stick it back in the fridge for a few minutes if you notice this happening.