I read an article on the Internet that stated, “The first pies, called ‘coffins’ (which actually meant basket or box) were savory meat pies.” The roots of the pie have been traced back to 9500 BC!
Pies came to America with the Pilgrims and it was in the 1600s that fruit pies became a part of our diet.
How ever pies started, I know I am a lover of pie. I think pumpkin pie has to be my favorite. Apple, the all American pie, runs a close second!
We all know that a great pie begins with the best crust. There are many favorite crust recipes out there, I know I have tried a few. I think my Grandmother’s recipe is the best!
Here is a list of a few of the tools necessary to create the perfect crust.
2 – Pastry brush, used to apply egg wash on crust and to brush off flour
3 – Sparkling Sugar, used to add a little shimmer to your pie crust
4 – Leaf cutter set, necessary to add an decorative touch to your pie
5 – Sparkling Sugar, you can use mixed colors for different holidays
6 – Glass Pie Plate, glass distributes heat evenly and makes checking the doneness of the bottom easy
7 – Parchment paper, used for rolling out dough
8 – Metal Turner, used to manipulate rolled dough
9 – 3 1/2 inch paring knife, a small thin, sharp blade is best for cutting vents in the top of your pie
There are a few items I would love to own and will be off to Amazon to order them.
|Rolling Pin Rings|
Now that I have told you a bit about the history of the pie and given you the information on the tools you will need, here are a few recipes to enjoy from some of the best bloggy friends I have!
I hope you have enjoyed this article and had a chance to visit some of the above mentioned sites. You will find, not only great pie recipes, both other wonderful recipes as well.
I got my inspiration for this article from Martha Stewart Magazine!
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