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Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie

Add a layer of chocolate, and an already seductive banana cream pie will become even more seductive. This is a pie that you certainly have to try. Crust 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs, ½ cup sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp salt, ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted. Filling ½ cup sugar, 4 …

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Making a Lattice Top for a Pie Crust

Making a Lattice Top for a Pie Crust

To finish your pie nicely, you can make a lattice top for a pie crust.  Roll out the dough as you would for a top crust, but make it a little wider than usual. With a paring knife or a lattice cutter, cut strips of even width; you can make wide or skinny strips, …

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Crimping the Pie Crust

Crimping the Pie Crus

There’s a practical purpose about rolling the top and bottom crusts together: this creates a seal that keeps the juices inside. Crimping the pie crust edges at the end adds a pretty decorative touch to your pie. You can crimp the edges with your fingers or with a fork by pressing down along …

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Chocolate Cookie Crust

Chocolate Cookie Crust

To make certain pies, you’ll need chocolate cookie crust. For this recipe, you can use any chocolate sandwich cookies. Ingredients 24 chocolate sandwich cookies (if you use a large pie dish, use more cookies) 4–6 tbsp butter, melted Preparation Crush the cookies by placing them in a plastic bag, pushing out all …

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Graham Cracker Crust

Who couldn’t love the graham cracker crust? Its buttery, crumbly texture just melts in your mouth. It’s simply delicious. If you want to give the crust some more flavor, add some cinnamon and sugar. Most people don’t use additional sugar because graham crackers are already sweet. If you use a larger, deeper pie dish, …

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Blind-Baked Crust

Blind-Baked Crust

You need a blind-baked crust when you make cream pies. Because you cook the filling over the stove, the pie crust doesn’t get the chance to bake in the oven unless you bake it by itself first. Ingredients ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, chilled and cut into large chunks ¼ cup …

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Basic Pie Dough (For a Double-Crust Pie)

Basic Pie Dough (For a Double-Crust Pie)

How to make basic pie dough for a double-crust pie? Ingredients ½ cup (1 stick) butter, chilled and cut into large chunks ½ cup vegetable shortening, chilled 2½ cups all-purpose white flour, plus at least ½ cup extra for rolling pinch of salt ice water (just enough to moisten the dough, …

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Basic Pie Dough (For a Single-Crust Pie)

Basic Pie Dough (For a Single-Crust Pie)

How to make basic pie dough for a single-crust pie? Ingredients ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, chilled and cut into large chunks ¼ cup vegetable shortening, chilled 1¼ cups all-purpose white flour, plus at least ¼ extra for rolling pinch of salt ice water (just enough to moisten the dough, but …

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