Apple pie is classic, iconic, and full of challenges. Soggy crusts, runny pie filling, and overbaking are just a few of the problems that keep people from even attempting to bake their own apple pies. With a little prep and attention to the details a perfect homemade apple pie (or mini pies) is possible. These two quick how-to videos will help you serve up just the right amount of pie filling in flaky golden crusts.
How to Make Perfect Pie Crusts
Homemade crusts will set your pies light years ahead of pies with store-bought crusts in terms of flavor and texture. Plus, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. A pastry blender is essential to integrate shortening into the dough for the right texture. Then once the dough is chilled, a weighted rolling pin makes rolling out the dough easier and faster, so the dough stays cool and less sticky. See how it all comes together:
Try Mini Apple Pie
Does the thought of making a large pie make you start sweating without evening turning on the oven? It’s OK; start small with mini pies. The Mini Pie Pan Set makes it easy. The pie pan’s interior nonstick coating helps evenly bake crusts so they come out of the pan easily. Prepping apples for your filling is fun and fast when you use this apple peeler that makes uniform apples slices. See it in action in the video: