Category Archives: Pies

Apple season is here! It’s time to start making pies, crisps, chips, and all kinds of delicious autumn treats. An important thing to remember when picking your apples is that not all apples are created equal. Some apples are best for eating, some for baking, some for turning into sauce, etc. Check out the New York State Apple Association’s Apple Variety Guide including detailed descriptions of many varieties of apple including their best uses. For more varieties, contact your local orchard. For more tips...
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While we’re on the subject of the silicone mat, you can also use that to roll out your pie crust. You’ll need to flour the surface lightly and you will need to flour your rolling pin, but you’ll end up using a lot less flour than usual, preserving the quality of your pie crust and saving some money in the process. For more baking tips and tricks, check out our Baking Tip Tuesday archives....
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The thing I get asked about most often is pie crust. One simple, but very important tip about pie crust: COLD! Everything must be cold cold cold! So, put your ingredients in the fridge or freezer for at least 20 minutes before mixing them. Happy Holiday Baking! For more baking tips and tricks, check out our Baking Tip Tuesday archives....
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