Even the most experienced bakers will take a lifetime to perfect their pies. With Chowhound's pie crust recipes—for cookie crusts, flaky crusts, buttery crusts, and more—and a plethora of fillings to choose from, you'll be well on your way to your own signature creation. It's all about practice, and plenty of taste tests.

How to Bake Three Amazing Pies in One Morning

“Why don’t we just bake all three pies ourselves?” asked my beau. I paused in the middle of my panic attack. My brother, who was hosting Thanksgiving dinner, requested that we bring pies from an amazing...

Mission Pie vs. the Gig Economy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . In April, the news broke that DoorDash — one of the many food delivery services of the sort Heisler will not do business with — was applying tips given to its delivery workers to their base...

Berdoll Pecan Farm pie vending machine (Cedar Creek)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The pecan pie machine—thought to be the only one of its kind in the United States (thank you Texas)—is located out front at the Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Company shop. It’s restocked ever...

Freezing Potato Pierogi

by luciaannek 7 years ago

Hello! I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried freezing poatoe and cheese pierogi. It would be sooo nice to have homemade pierogi ready to go. At what point do you freeze them? I'd assume that you...

Seedless blackberry pie?

by AnnieWilliams 5 years ago

I've been invited to a dinner on Saturday and I volunteered to bring dessert. I asked the host what he wanted, and he said seedless blackberry pie. LOL, I thought, very specific. Ok fine. So ...

Pi(e) Day 2019

by TorontoJo 4 months ago

Yesterday was my friends' annual celebration of the magical number Pi. This year was a little crazy with the sheer numbers of people and pies (16 people, 24 pies). Everyone brought their A game and...

Looking for a great lunch with Key lime pie on drive to Key West

by nyperr 7 months ago

I saw so many superb posts about Ma's Fish Camp and it appears to have closed. Can anyone recommend something similar? Just a great fresh fish sandwich and the best Key lime pie...doesn't need to...

Apple Crumb Pie @ Criminal Baking Co.[now Undercover Baking Agency] in Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

With recent talk of apple pie, here’s a suggestion for apple crumb pie. Criminal Baking Company in Santa Rosa’s SoFA District makes a lovely butter-y one served up with a cup of creamy custard ...

Patch crack on baked pie shell?

by TracyPark 8 months ago

My baked pie shell using Christopher Kimball’s no shrink recipe is as beautifully high sided as usual. However, this one developed a 4-inch Longitudinal crack along the side. The pecan-bourbon-choc...

Good pie out of frozen rhubarb?

by ninrn 6 months ago

Hello, A dear friend has a birthday coming up and the only thing I know she’d love is a rhubarb pie. Can’t find one already made here, not even frozen. I can get frozen rhubarb from Sprouts...

Pumpkin Pie Questions

by salmon 12 years ago

Hi! I am making my first pumpkin pie and have a few questions I was hoping you CH'ers could help me with. I have decided I am def. going with the whole canned Libbys pie (love the traditional ones)...

Can melted chocolate be added to Cool Whip?

by pinshure 8 months ago

I'm making a chocolate pie with Cool Whip and boxed chocolate pudding, but I would like to add some real chocolate into the mixture if possible. I've never made a pie before so I don't really know ...

Pumpkin Pie No Spice?

by catrinarf 4 years ago

I am trying to find a pumpkin pie recipe with no spices. I am allergic to Balsam of Peru, which means no cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, ginger, so on. I am also allergic to coconut, and have an intol...

Apple Pie Goof - Forgot the butter!

by mcsheridan 9 years ago

Bottom Crust into 8" pie pan - check. Apples Peeled and sliced (two Braeburns, one Honey Crisp, one Granny Smith) - check. 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, 1 tsp cinnam...

Pumpkin Pie Temperature

by gridder 12 years ago

I just made my first pumpkin pie of the season, and was wondering how you chowhounds like it temperature-wise -- cold or room temperature? (I imagine there are a few of you that may even like them ...

ISO pie recipes that don't use cinnamon/nutmeg and the like or stonefruit

by ebenay 8 months ago

I know I could just omit these items, but I tend to like making recipes exactly how they're meant to be if they're known to be particularly good. That said, due to food allergies by Thanksgiving at...

Taking the sweetness down a couple notches on pecan pie

by debbiel 4 years ago

I've been making this NYT rye pecan pie recipe several times a year the last few years. I've always liked it, and it is always a hit. My taste must be changing, because the one I made for Thanksgiv...

Variations on apple pie?

by christy319 9 months ago

Can anyone recommend a pie recipe that has apples and another major flavor? I love the idea of apple pie, I've tried a number of different fillngs, I can make a picture perfect one, but it always s...

Crack Pie recipe is a LIE

by helena143 7 years ago

Now I know that many cookbook authors/chefs "fudge" (read: LIE about) their recipes a little so they don't give away their most prized secrets, but this is ridiculous. I have tried to make the Crac...

Egg Custard Pie

by ptaylor15 10 months ago

Why are my pies turning MUCH TOO WATERY and NOT creamy? TX