Three Pie-Making Tricks for Pi Day!

March 14, 2012 | By | Comments (3)

In case you were considering making a pie this evening, here’s a little more motivation. It’s Pi Day! (A little explanation on Pi Day.) To help you celebrate, here are our favorite pie-making tips, along with several recipes.

Illustration of how to transfer pie crust

Make transferring your pie crust easier by rolling it out on a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Then you can lift the paper up and slide the crust into the pan. See the steps of how to make a pie crust without rips and tears here.

Illustration of making a foil pie crust shield

Prevent your pie crust from over browning by using a pie crust shield. Thankfully there’s no need to run out and buy one, you can make one out of aluminum foil.

Illustration of pie baking in an oven

For a crisp crust every time, bake your pie on the bottom rack where most of the heat is concentrated. A clear pie plate will also help you bake a better pie, find out why.

And now for the best part—our favorite pie recipes! You can find them over on our Pinterest board, Delicious Desserts, including the Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie shown on the Simply Stated main page.