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  • Article

    Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Tips

    Work in baby steps in the days and weeks ahead of the meal, and you'll be cool and calm on Thanksgiving day.

  • How-To

    How to Blind-Bake Pie Crust

    This simple step is the key to keeping pies like pecan and pumpkin from becoming soggy

  • How-To

    An Autumn Leaf-Trimmed Pie Crust

    Leaves cut from leftover pie dough scraps make a gorgeous decoration for a Thanksgiving pie. Assistant Test Kitchen Manager Allison Ehri Kreitler demonstrates some tips for making realistic leaves and…

  • How-To

    How to Crimp a Pie Crust

    Learn a simple technique for making a basic fluted crust

  • Article

    The Whys of Pies

    Learn how to avoid the most common pie challenges like cracking custards, tough crusts, and crusts that shrink or crumble, so that your Thanksgiving meal ends on a sweet, successful note.    

  • How-To

    A Clever Crust

    Learn how to give your Thanksgiving pies—or any special occasion pies—a festive look. 

  • Recipe

    Plum Tart with Lemon Shortbread Crust

    This tart crust is every pastry-phobe’s dream: you pat it into the pan—no rolling involved.

  • Recipe

    Black & Blueberry Pie with Lemon-Cornmeal Crust

    Blackberries paired with blueberries make a classic American pie, but I go easy on the blackberries; their more assertive flavor and seedy texture can easily overwhelm the blueberries.

  • Article

    Easy blind-baking

    When blind-baking a pie shell, instead of lining the unbaked pastry with pie weights, beans, or rice (which can be messy to remove and take on a weird smell after…

  • How-To

    How to Shape Pizza

    Want to shape pizza dough like a pro? Peter Reinhart, author of American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza, demonstrates how to stretch the dough over the backs of…