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The Food Lab's Top Nine Tips For Perfect Apple Pie

The perfect pie is equal parts science and art, and there are few things more intimidating in the American culinary repertoire than pie crust. How many of you have slaved away at a crust only to have it crumble upon rolling? How many of you have pulled a beautiful pie out of the oven only to realize upon slicing into it that the perfectly golden brown crust is leathery or tough? Or that your apple pie filling has turned mushy in the oven? Here are the most essential tips and techniques that will guarantee a perfect pie for your Thanksgiving table. More

Gluten-Free Pie Crust

This recipe makes enough dough for one single crust 9-inch pie. Double the recipe for double crust pies, such as apple. Unlike traditional wheat-based pie crusts, this recipe is rolled out directly after making and then chilled. Once chilled, the... More

Chocolate Cookie Crumb Crust

This homemade version of a chocolate cookie crumb crust blows the kind made with packaged cookies away! It's a perfect crust for cheesecakes, crumb crust pies, and tarts. It's a little extra work, but I promise, the pure chocolaty flavor and sweet/salty balance is worth it! More

Oat Crumble Crust

I often use this recipe as an alternative to a graham cracker crust. It's very crumbly, tastes like a buttery oatmeal cookie, and has a nice salty and sweet thing going on which is a great contrast to most sweet fillings. Use it whenever recipes call for a graham cracker crust. More

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