Part 1 of the Pie Series: The Crust
I have always loved to make pie. It confuses me when people say that pies are hard to make. After all, the saying is, "Easy as Pie"! I guess because I was taught to bake pie by my mother, who was always the world's best pie maker, I just thought that pie baking was supposed to be easy. My mother's pie crust recipe is the one I always use. It is simple and straightforward. No tricks or secret ingredients. It won my mom so many pie contests that they eventually just made her the judge to give someone else a chance.
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.
There is the recipe, but here is the gallery of instructions.
Here are a few more tips:
Here are a couple of alternative to eating raw dough when you have leftovers:
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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11/14/2016 08:01:12 am
Thank you for sharing this! Pie crust is still scary to me so the gallery of photos will be super helpful! Pinning for later!
11/15/2016 03:55:43 pm
You can do it!
11/16/2016 10:25:50 am
Oh good! I'm glad they help. Thanks for stopping by!
11/17/2016 07:29:39 am
Great crust instructions!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!
11/18/2016 05:04:53 pm
Thanks for the pin and tweet! See you next week. Thank you for hosting.
11/19/2016 09:34:33 am
Thank you so much for this tutorial. With thanksgiving coming up this is one of my worries. Not the turkey or stuffing, but the pies! I usually make crust homemade but I found a box version that I basically add water to that has come in handy, but now I'm second guessing my choice!
11/23/2016 11:05:57 am
There's nothing like homemade pie with scratch pastry crust! Thank you for sharing your Mom's recipe - and for the great ideas to make with the leftovers too! Hope to see you again this week at Hearth and Soul. Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/2016 02:19:49 pm
So glad you liked it! Happy Thanksgiving!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!