Stop fighting with your pie crust! The perfect pie crust recipe is closer than you think. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, a list of the most popular Thanksgiving pies was published by Huffington Post and Food Beast.com. The list includes apple pie, strawberry pie, pumpkin pie, cherry pie, blueberry pie, pecan pie, lemon meringue pie, chocolate (cream) pie, and chess pie—in that order, and chances are you’re probably having problems with at least one of them this holiday season!
A press release issued by Crisco.com has this to say about making and baking Thanksgiving pies,
“Hundreds of home cooks are already shopping, kneading, measuring and baking all in hopes of achieving the perfect holiday pie. But what happens when those meringues begin to weep or–gasp–the crust caves in? Call in the experts!”
This year, the pros at the Crisco® Pie Hotline are back to serve up expert pie baking advice, recipes and the latest pie making tips and trends to help achieve pie-baking perfection.”
Best Pie Crust Making Secrets
If you’re thinking of making one of the above pies for Thanksgiving, or one of your family favorites this year, make sure to check out Crisco’s website and call the Crisco Pie Hotline to trouble-shoot all of your holiday pie questions!
Call the Crisco Pie Hotline!
- Live pie experts can be reached Monday through Friday (9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST) by calling 1-877-FOR-PIE-TIPS (1-877-367-7438).
- During the busy holiday season, the hotline offers extended hours (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST) from November 12-21 and (8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST) from December 12-21, 2012.
- For more information visit Crisco.com and find Crisco on Facebook Facebook.com/Crisco and Pinterest Pinterest.com/criscorecipes.
Home bakers can also tap-in to tips and tricks from pie expert and author, Michele Stuart the owner of Michele’s Pies in Westport and Norwalk, CT. and the author of the best-selling cookbook Perfect Pies including:
Double Duty Pie Crust: Use leftover pie dough to make a variety of savory appetizers. Dust with cinnamon and sugar, sprinkle with savory flavors like Parmesan cheese, fill with salsa or mashed potatoes or even roll into tantalizing fruit empanadas.
Less is More: The miniature trend is still going strong and it’s a fun way to sample a variety of pie favorites during the holiday season. Instead of making one 12-inch pie, let guests sample from a diverse variety of small 5-inch pies.
Crisco’s Holiday Pie Recipes
Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes: Apple Cranberry Raspberry Pie by Crisco.com
Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes: A Touch of Orange Apple Pie by Crisco.com
Double Crust Classic Crisco Pie Crust
Sources: Crisco.coml Huffington Post; Food Beast
Photo Credits: Photos used with permission by Crisco.com.