The Pie Guide: 23 Tips, Tools, and Ideas for a Perfect Pie

Wondering when to blind bake and when to dock? Looking for a good pie crust that doesn’t have to be rolled out? What about a basic step-by-step pie crust tutorial? It’s all right here. Basic Techniques:How to Make a Pie Crust from ScratchBasic Pie CrustSour Cream Pie CrustFlour Bakery's Pâte Brisée Pie CrustCook’s Illustrated Vodka Pie Crust: Recipe ReviewTop Only Pie Crust of Overlapping Shapes3 Ways to Make a No-Roll Pie CrustDIY Graham Cracker CrustHow and When to Dock a Pie CrustHow and When to Blind Bake a Pie CrustHow and When to Use Pie Weights

Tips and Tools for Better Pies:
How to Get a Perfectly Golden Pie Crust
Two Ways to Transfer Pie Dough
How to Keep Your Pie Crust from Shrinking
Pie Birds (aka Pie Funnels)
Pie Crust Bags
Tapered French-Style Rolling Pins

Recipes to Inspire:
Classic Apple Pie
Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Apple-Blackberry Pie with Ginger
Rustic Pear and Apple Galette
Brown Butter Butterscotch Pie
Green Grape Pie

What other tips - or questions! - do you have for baking pies?

Related: Break with Tradition: 6 Unconventional Pies for Thanksgiving

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