Admit it: Most of your Turkey Day recipes look the exact same every year. Hey, that's half of the reason most people look forward to that meal so much. But pie is the one place where you can get creative. Try these tricks to make sure your dessert stands out amongst the spread.
Clamp the tip of your tong on the edge of your crust to add decorative patterns. Other useful tools for this? Your corkscrew or measuring spoons.
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When you need a shortcut, but don't want to use store-bought crust, look to you food processor to pulse and mix your ingredients faster.
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Line your crust with parchment paper or a coffee filter, then lay dry rice or beans on top. This will keep your crust from becoming a slumped mess.
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Everyone knows how to braid, but for some reason when it's done with pie crust it's so much more impressive, no?
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Who has time for cleanup? Use wax paper instead of a floured surface when rolling out a pie crust to make your life so much easier.
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There's no denying the crust is the best part, so why not add ruffled edges that look pretty and add double the crust on your pie.
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For the golden brown crust, cut the bottom of a disposable pie plate out and put it on top of your pie about halfway through the baking process.
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All you need is a cookie cutter to make this loving pie crust. To make the shapes look like they get bigger as you get closer to the edge, look to your rolling pin.
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Or, for a more seasonably appropriate touch, pile up leaf cut outs to turn your curst into the only pile of leaves you shouldn't jump into.
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Now, if you really want to take your skills to the next level, try this pattern. It follows the same basic principle of as your usual lattice crust, but in multiples of three.
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