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...

Pie crust / shortbread hybrid recipe?

by Kaymoz 7 days ago

So often, we wish there was just MORE of a pie crust. Sometimes, a sweet filling just needs that balance! At the moment, I'm thinking of making a pie with fresh strawberries, so I'm wonderi...

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

by culinarypandastudent 11 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)...

Key Lime Pie by The Perfect Crumb Bakery (Monterey & Salinas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Yesterday was opening day for the farmers market at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. I dropped by to pick up some fresh fruits. But also got distracted by The Perfect Crumb Bakery's booth and the ...

Guerneville Bank Club | History, Art, Design, Ice Cream & Pie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Guerneville Bank Club opened last summer with the tag line "History, Art, Design, Ice Cream & Pie". Pies are courtesy of Chile Pies Baking Company in San Francisco. http://www.chowhound.com/po...

Lemon Juice in Pie Before or After Cooking the Filling?

by kjonyou 2 months ago

So I am new to baking pies. Was making a Blueberry pie and a lot of them add lemon juice to boost flavor. Some people pre-cook the filling to get rid of the water and thinking it up a bit. That'...

Cheap baking pan question

by Duane70515 3 months ago

I want to bake some pies for our local first responders. I want to use some cheap single use pans. Does anyone have an idea how to adjust temperature and cooking time so pies don't burn? I use glas...

Long Beach's Pie Bar: Pie It Forward

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 9 months ago

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

Hand pie dough cheats?

by seefoo 10 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 10 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 10 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...