7 Thanksgiving Pies Even a Novice Baker Can Handle
If you’ve never made a pie before and are tackling the challenge for the first time in honor of Thanksgiving, congrats! Conquering pie-baking is an intimidating task, but it can be done and the reward is the sweet finish after the meal. I used to hate making pies because I could never get the dough to roll out easily. However, pies are like many things in life—practice makes perfect. The more pies you make, the better you’ll become at it (I’m speaking from experience). So roll up your selves, grab your rolling pin, and get baking! To inspire you to make the most delicious pie on Thanksgiving, here are seven pies even a beginning baker can handle.
This recipe for classic apple pie has you make the dough in a stand mixer, but if you don’t have one, a food processor will work just fine. Roasting the apple mixture before you place them in the pie is a necessary step that will make the pie one of the best you’ve ever tasted.
Don’t be afraid of the homemade caramel in this recipe. You can do it! Caramel is just a boiled mixture of sugar and liquid; here it’s made with coconut milk so it’s vegan. The crumb topping adds a lovely textural element to the pie and it means you won’t have to roll out two disks of dough.
This chocolate caramel pecan tart is like a giant adult version of a candy bar. To make the filling, you make a quick and easy caramel sauce, then simply whisk all the other ingredients together. The hardest part is waiting for the filing to set!
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What kind of pie are you making for Thanksgiving dinner?