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

Thanksgiving is prime time for pies, but it's hard to choose—and not just between pumpkin and pecan. Luckily, it is possible to bake multiple pies at once, and this writer will tell you how. “Why don...

Long Beach's Pie Bar: Pie It Forward

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Adore this idea for sending a treat today to the Long Beach Community and earning a gift card for future use. "Pie It Forward Collection Here’s how it works- you purchase whole pies and we de...

Why won't my Key Lime Pie Set?

by Mila 14 years ago

Inspired by the message just below, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of why mine didn't work. I tried baking it for 10 -15 minutes and still didn't set. Are there tips or tricks? Thanks...

Pi Day: Strawberry Pie @ Elli's in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 years ago

We commemorated Pie Day (3.14) with an individual strawberry pie, $4.25, house-baked at Elli's Great American. While I was somewhat leery of the gigantic berries, assuming they were cultivated mor...

If you wanted really good apples for a pie where would you buy them?

by Aston01 2 months ago

A lot the apples I buy at the various grocery stores look really good but don't necessarily have a great deal of flavor when you actually attempt to make them the centerpiece of a dessert. They tas...

Costco Pumpkin Pie Why?

by kjonyou 9 years ago

What is the deal with Costco's Pumpkin pies? I keep trying to make a really good pie from scratch including pie crust but I always get compared to Costco. Friends and in-laws swear it’s the...

"Pie" cookie platter

by thatswhatshemade 3 months ago

I'm going to make apple, blueberry and cherry "pie" cookies for a party. I am going to slice cheddar for the apple pie as a garnish/topping. Is there anything (other than whipped cream or ice cream...

Cooking pies in gastronorms

by Sarah1 3 months ago

I'm cooking for about 50 people next week and am thinking of doing a beef pie with either shortcrust or puff pastry topping (no base). I'll be in a professional kitchen so figured I'd just make a b...

Marilyn Miller Certified Farmers Market | Tuesday morning, Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Such a sweet midweek market . . couldn't leave Redding without shopping at one of the certified farmers markets. They'd been shut down for more than a week during the Carr Fire (August 2018) and e...

Brown spots in pie crust

by rlp 4 months ago

I could use some trouble shooting for why my crust has brown spots. I followed a new recipe (bc pastry is my kryptonite and it never goes right). Ingredients were all-purpose flour, unsalted butter...

Hoosier Mama Pie

by bighound 4 months ago

first visit to Hoosier Mama pie shop which was quite good. The crust was layered like phyllo dough. The choices seemed reduced as it was so late. But they had two right up our alley- chocolate che...

Can you use nuts as pie weights?

by sophie5311 6 months ago

Wondering if you could use nuts such as almonds or walnuts as pie weights. Thanks!

Hand pie dough cheats?

by seefoo 6 months ago

I made a lot of really chunky applesauce. I like it, it’s delicious but it’s a lot. I’m thinking of some fried hand pies! I don’t own a stand mixer since I rarely make dough. Store bought p...

Cafe Fina | Santa Fe, NM

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Lucky for me, Cafe Fina is the closest eatery to my hosts' home, a wonderful starting point for Day 2 of my May vacation. Though I was very tempted by migas for breakfast, I heeded the advice of mo...

Buttercup Pantry Restaurant & Bakery | Placerville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The place was packed early Saturday morning in May. I was here for breakfast because Buttercup Pantry was less than a two-block walk from my hotel in the drizzle. And, reputedly the best biscui...

Briermere Pies?

by Motosport 7 months ago

I was yearning for a nice Lemon Meringue pie yesterday so I went to my go to spot, Modern Snack Bar, but they were closed on Mondays. I hit Briermere and found what looked like a nice Lemon Meri...

Kickstarter for Breadboard Bakery, Arlington MA

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

My friend Daisy Chow is close to opening her own bakery. Here's her dream: "One thing they don’t always tell you about big dreams is how much of pursuing one is just showing up and consistently put...

Burek, brik or boureka in Manhattan

by prima 8 months ago

Anyone have recs? I noticed a breakfast boureka on Balaboosta's weekend brunch menu. Open to any style, from any part of the world. Veg, potato, cheese or meat. I tried Djerdan when it still...

Healthy Meals in Minutes Cards (Group 13: Pies, Cakes, & Tarts)

by culinarypandastudent 8 months ago

Hi everyone! :) I'm looking for cards #s: 25 (Glazed Apple Tart), 28 (Harvest Pumpkin Pie), 26 (Light Ambrosia Cheesecake), 31 (Peaches & Cream Torte), 29 (Southern Pecan Pie), 17 (Strawberry Tart)...

Mission Pie vs. the Gig Economy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 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 1 year 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...