Thanksgiving is obviously the time of year that most pies are baked. When I was growing up, my mom would make an array of about 8-10 pies for the holiday. With my own family over the years, it has been about the same. We usually meet with extended family, so there has to be lots of pie. Since we are getting so close to Thanksgiving, I have decided to do a Pie Series. I will share recipes for some of our most loved pies. We have to start with the basics, so today we are starting with the crust.
- I never make a double batch of dough. It just doesn't seem to work. But, you will learn to save the left over dough to put with the next batch so that two batches can make 3 single crust pies. If you are organized, you will end up having to make fewer batches of dough when you need a lot of pies.
- I do all of the pie baking the day before Thanksgiving because the oven is going to be busy with the turkey on Thanksgiving day.
- My kids always loved to eat scraps of pie dough. There are no eggs in it, so I thought it was pretty safe. We never had any problems. But, recently I have read that even raw flour can be dangerous to eat. Use your best judgement.
Be sure to join us all next week for the rest of the pie series! There are sure to be some recipes that you will want to try baking for your family this Thanksgiving!
*I just read this to my husband and he asked me to tell you not to forget that someday we will get back to cookies! (He is missing the Oatmeal Raisin Quest.)
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