Nothing beats the taste of homemade pie. And, because you can vary the fillings and toppings, there truly is a pie for every season and occasion. Once you've decided what kind of pie you'd like, all you need to do is master a few simple techniques. Click here for a complete guide to pie making, from creating the perfect crust, to constructing a lattice top, plus information on essential equipment and ten great recipes. Soon, making a hot crusty one won't be, well, pie in the sky.
Pies Versus Tarts
There's an almost endless variety of pies, including those filled with fruit, custard, or nuts, and those that have a bottom crust, a double crust, a lattice top, a streusel top, or a meringue topping. But two characteristics all pies have are a filling and a flaky pastry crust. Some are filled then baked, while others are baked empty, then filled-this is called blind baking and is explained in the baking section. Most pies are baked in a round, shallow, slope-sided pan, but aRead More »from 10 Perfect pie recipes