Every year, I post a series of links to recipes, suggestions, and hints for Thanksgiving Day Pie Help. My goal is that that you will find something in them to help to make your pie making experience easy and joyous. Sometimes, I think I should change my blog address and phone to CALL-PIE-1-1!
For the first time since 1999, Thanksgiving will be at my home. Duncan and Robin are coming and I am thrilled to be hosting Robin’s parents and brothers, too. My doughs are already in the freezer, ready for me to defrost Tuesday morning in the fridge. I’ll make my filings, and roll out the doughs and bake the pies off on Wednesday so my kitchen will be ready on Thursday to make the rest of the meal. Yesterday I went to my local farmers market and bought some beautiful Delicata squash to roast, and pounds of lovely green Brussels sprouts. I’ll pick up my turkey tomorrow and plan on brining it (something I’ve never done before) before roasting. A cornbread stuffing is on the menu, as well as green salad, cranberry sauce, and of course pies. This year it will be apple, pumpkin, cranberry, and a lemon meringue which I will make the morning of, just like my grandmom did.
If you have questions and suggestions about things you would like to know about, please do leave a message for me in the comments section. I do read each and every one of them and I do my best to respond to you!
From how to travel with a pie on a plane to a tutorial on how to make a beautiful lattice crust, here is this year’s offering.
Art of the Pie Dough How to Make Pie Dough
This is like being at an Art of the Pie workshops and reading it may be all you need to make a great crust. It’s also a good review for those who have already taken a workshop. (Recipe)
Best Gluten Free Pie Dough (Recipe and Instructions)
I think this recipe makes the best GF dough ever! The technique is very different so be sure to read the instructions through carefully.
Gluten Free-Vegan Dough (Recipe)
A link to dozens of recipes. (Recipes)
Including lots of sweet pies and a Chicken Pot Pie in which you can substitute turkey leftovers!
How To Make A Lattice Crust (Video)
In no time at all, you’ll be making a lattice crust like a pro! This short video lesson has taught thousands.
A few words about them but my Fletcher’s Mill Double Ended French Tapered Rolling Pin has been my favorite for many years!
Tips & Tricks for Making Pie in Hot Weather
I know from teaching around the country that extra care needs to be taken to keep that pie dough chilly in hot and humid climates.
Another Post about Checking the Weather
Pay attention to the temperature of your fats!
Traveling with Pie
Yes, TSA says you can travel with pie domestically. Here are some tips on how to get your beautiful pie safely across the country.
And Kate’s Three Rules for Pie Making:
1. Keep Everything Chilled, Especially Yourself
2. Keep Your Boundaries
plus one more…BE HAPPY, MAKE PIE!