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Pie Baking Techniques

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In this index, you'll discover all you need to know about making pies beginning with the necessary ingredients and the required equipment to photo instructions for making the pie crust I use all of the time. Also, be sure to look for recipes and much more on this page.

1. Grocery List for Making Pies

2009 Baking Ingredients2 Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2009 Baking Ingredients2 Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Here is a list of the ingredients needed for baking pies. If you keep all of these ingredients on hand, you'll always be able to make your favorite pies. Feel free to use this list to inventory your pantry and for grocery shopping.
Pie Making Grocery List

2. Necessary Equipment for Baking Pies

2009 Pie Plate Photo by Pricegrabber, licensed to About.com
2009 Pie Plate Photo by Pricegrabber, licensed to About.com
You may have all the ingredients necessary to bake a pie, but do you have the equipment needed to do it too? This is list also makes a great list for gift shopping for that new baker in your life. Not only can you purchase these items online or in a store, but check out garage sales and thrift stores. It's amazing what nearly brand new kitchen items I've found for very little money in the last few years.
Equipment Needed to Make a Pie

3. Photo Gallery of Pies

2009 Fruits of the Forest Berry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 Fruits of the Forest Berry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Warning! Don't enter this photo gallery if you're hungry. You'll find some tasty looking pies here. Also, please notice that my pies are not perfect. I think pies look even more appetizing when the fruit filling is oozing out of the crust.
Mouth-Watering Pie Photos and Recipes

4. How to Make a Pie Crust

2009 Making a Pie Crust - Step One Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 Making a Pie Crust - Step One Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Anyone can make a homemade pie crust by using these directions with photos. Just remember homemade tastes better that store-bought, and good is good enough. A pie crust doesn't have to be perfect to taste wonderful.
Making a Pie Crust with Photo Instructions

5. How to Make a Lattice Crust

Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Lattice Crust Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
You'll find step by step photo instructions for making a lattice crust for your fruit pie here. I promise it's much easier to do than you would think.
Making a Lattice Crust with Photos

6. Making an Apple Pie

Hot or cold, this pie is really good.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
You can't get more specific with these step by step photos for making an apple pie. Feel free to the basic instructions found here to make any fruit pie.
Making an Apple Pie

7. Baking Blind

2009 Making a Pie Crust Step Two Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 Making a Pie Crust - Step Two Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Several pie recipes, most especially the cream ones, will call for a pie crust that has been baked blind. Find out more about this technique in this feature complete with photos and step by step instructions.
Baking Blind with Photo Instructions

8. Baked Pies

2009 Blueberry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2009 Blueberry Pie Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Taking a freshly baked pie out of the oven will catch the attention of everyone in your household. Even the most ardent sports fan will get up from in front of the television to see that pie.
All Baked Pies
Favorite Fruit Pie Recipes
Chess Pies

9. Cream and Other Non-Baked Pies

Keep your pie refrigerated.
Photo © 2009 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Only the crust is baked for these pies. Most of these pie recipes are made with whipped cream, which makes them oh-so smooth and dreamy.
Cream and Non-Baked Pies

10. Pie Crust

2009 Pie Crust Making Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
2009 Pie Crust Making Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
You'll find several pie crust recipes on this page. Besides my favorite flour-based crust, you'll find ones made with cookies, breakfast cereal and more.
Pie Crusts

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