Test Kitchen Tips

Our Test Kitchen is full of culinary experts who have picked up plenty of handy tricks and techniques over the years. Check out our favorite cooking tips that’ll make cooking and baking at home easier than ever.

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10 Tips for Best-Ever Pie Crusts from Professional Bakers

Have no fear, the pro bakers are here! Get the inside scoop from the bakers and bloggers who make pie almost every day.

10 Pie Decorating Ideas You Need this Holiday Season

They're (almost) too pretty to eat.


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The Ultimate Guide to Baking Pies & Tarts

We'll show you how to make pie and tart baking, well, easy as pie! We've got all the techniques you...


The Best Apples for Apple Pie

Some apples are good for snacking, and others are better suited for baking. These are the best apples for apple...


This Is How to Cut a Slice of Pie the Right Way

This easy method promises picture-perfect slices every time.

This Is What Is in Apple Pie Spice (and How to Make It at Home)

Ever wondered what is in apple pie spice? We're going to teach you the core ingredients so you can make...


How to Use Different Pie Thickeners

A juicy fruit pie is the perfect way to end any meal. Wondering which thickener to use? We'll help you...

Here’s the Secret Ingredient for Perfect Pumpkin Pie

You can make a pumpkin pie from scratch that will have everyone asking, "How DID you do that?"


9 Mistakes You’re Making When Baking Pie

From forgetting a thickener to overworking the pastry, we'll help you correct these common pie mistakes.


11 Ingredients You Can Turn into a Crumb Crust

From graham crackers to nuts to ice cream cones, you can make a delicious crumb crust out of just about...