The day before Thanksgiving and we are (almost) all in the kitchen getting the food ready for tomorrow’s dinner…with friends that are coming up from Texas!! We are having a larger variety of pies then we usually do, partially because I decided we needed chocolate pies since there was no chocolate on the menu.
Confession: I am no pie maker. I don’t like doing it and I don’t like eating them…most of the time. Some pies I like and I’ll eat the filling and leave the crust. It’s mainly the crust I don’t like 🙂 But I love pumpkin pie (minus the crust), so I started making gingersnap crust for them…way more delicious (but time consuming if you’re making your own gingersnaps)!!!
The main thing I don’t like about making pie crusts is the edges. 1)figuring out what to do, 2)time consuming, and 3)they burn easy. But Pinterest changed my life!!! Not really, but I do enjoy doing the edges more now that I have more ideas 🙂
Earlier when I was bemoaning the fact that I didn’t know what to do, Anna remembered something she saw on Pinterest and told me about it. Bingo! Pinterest is so helpful. Found it, had a lot of fun with it and didn’t burn it!! 🙂 I also found some other fun ones:
Checker Board. I wanted to do this on our pumpkin pies, but was afraid they would burn black after 50 minutes of baking.
Here’s nine fun ideas. I really like the stars 🙂
There you go, some fun ideas to decorate your pies 🙂
What not to do? Drop the crust in the middle of baking.
How did the crust drop in the middle of baking? (I know you’re wondering 🙂 )
I had it wrapped in foil so it wouldn’t over bake and half way through I removed the foil….and the pan slipped out of my hands and nearly landed upside down in the oven, but I caught it and the crust “only” folded in half. It’s amazing I didn’t burn my hands grabbing it like that! I was able to salvage it for the most part, but it ruined the edging.
What pies are you making for Thanksgiving? Are you going to try out any of these edges (not the dropped one of course)?
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