Monday, October 09, 2006

Pie Making Helpful Tips

Laurie R. sent in these helpful pie making tips to make delicious pies! Enjoy.

Hi Christina,

Although I have plenty of pie recipes I thought that'Tips' are also important so here are my tips formaking a perfect pie!

1. To prevent juices from leaking out of pies, insertuncooked pieces of macaroni in several of the slits inthe top of the pie.

2. Sprinkle fine bread crumbs on the bottom crust toavoid leaking from pies.

3. If you have leftover pastry, roll it very thin,place in muffin tins, fill with 1 tsp. jam and garnishwith coconut. Bake @350 for 10-12 mins.

4. Cut leftover pastry in fancy shapes, bake anddecorate smooth topped pies.

5. Sprinkle a little granulated sugar over the meringue before browning to produce a topping thatwill cut more easily.

6. Drain juice from canned fruits and rinse well with cold water. Washes away those unneeded calories.

7. Heat canned cherry pie filling and add a littlewater. It makes a sauce consistency. Stir in brandy to taste. Molds or desserts are delicious with this topping.

8. An 8 inch pie makes appx. 6 servings. A 9 inch pie makes about 8 servings.

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