Joy the Baker

How to Make a Double Crusted Pie

July 30, 2010

You Can Do It Apple Pie

Hey… remember that time I made a giant mess of my kitchen counter, spilling water and flour and butter every where while making a pie crust?

What?  I wore my big ghetto hoop earrings!  I made a big ol’ mess!  You don’t remember?

Fine… lucky for you, Jill and I made a video of the whole extravaganza.

That’s right.  It’s Bake Out time again.

If you haven’t yet made a big fruity summer pie, might I suggest you do so pronto?  That means like… right now.  This weekend.  Get on it.

For you pie pleasure, I’d like to humbly offer you this Blueberry Blackberry Pie or the Strawberry Banana Cream Pie.  Equally lovely.  Please consider the goodness then get in the kitchen and.. go.

Ps.  I like you.

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  • Can I make a pie crust without shortening? I read that it’s even unhealthier than butter (which, for me, is THE line).

    • Sure! Use all butter if you’d like!

    • butter gives it flavor, shortening gives it flake. so all butter crusts are nice because they are flavorful, but they are firmer and don’t flake as much as half-shortening, half-butter. all shortening crusts are usually not an option, as they have bad flavor.

  • That sure does look tasty! But I must admit, I’m more impressed with that kitchen than anything else! Is that where Joy the Baker does her work? I’m jealous for sure

  • AH dorable!! Joy, thanks for the pie crust encouragement. It really is all about playing with food isn’t it? I’m still scared. And every time I attempt pie dough I say I’ll never do it again. Not because it’s bad, just doesn’t turn out great… but I’m going to try it again and a again and, with your help, I’m sure I’ll be able to throw down a killer krust some day… hopefully soon! I’ve got fresh peaches and blueberries from my local market. Maybe I’ll make a double crusted pie with ‘em!

    Oh! Question! When is it appropriate to par bake the bottom crust? Is it more important to place pie on a lower rack in the oven? I always fear a soggy bottom… cuz it’s happened. I don’t know, really, I’m not insecure in the kitchen or even baking, just, when it comes to pies, they seem a little more mysterious. But I LOVE pie! More than cake or cookies! So it’s real important I get over this insecurity!

    K, I’m done. Thanks for listening.

  • Can I tell you how much I love the Bake Out videos? They are absolutely adorable, from the music, to your interaction, to the delicious food. Keep it coming!

  • I’ve never even heard of a double crusted pie. And I always love the videos!

  • Yay for blog movie time! That strawberry banana pie looks divine…and your ghetto hoops are just fabulous.

  • Yay, another video! I love it when you “Bake Out” with Jill. :D


  • I really have to learn how to bake…

  • I advice you to use fork to mix the butter and flour :) That`s faster way and you`ll have really clean hands! :)

    Have a nice time!

  • I LOVED that video of you making the pie – I was wishing I was in that kitchen when the pie came out of the oven. Thanks for the delicious and oh so professional video ladies :)

  • I LOVE IT!!!! This video is fantastic!!!
    I have no doubts anymore!! Finally!!!
    Joy, you’re lovely!!

  • …. am I the only person who kept thinking “thats what she said” throughout this pie-crust tutorial? :) anyways, loved the video… made me feel less intimidated by pie crust.

    also… you know what would be nice? how to work with phyllo dough because that can be stressful as well! :)

  • What a fun video! I read your blog every day, and I’ve tried several of your recipes (all of them AMAZING), and it was awesome to see you in action! Thanks for posting this. :-)

  • I’m going on vacation next week but when I get back I think I’ll have to put a pie on my list.

  • I’m glad I’m already baking tomorrow with my niece or this post would have made me go out and buy materials tonight to bake!

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