Before pie ever gets to the table, there are questions to ask yourself: What kind of filling, what type of topping, and, um, how do I make a good crust? Butter or shortening—or oil or lard? Can you make a good gluten-free pie? Or one for the person who's sick of the usual crust? And then there's the aesthetics to think about—how do you decorate and crimp and fold? Rest at ease, fellow bakers. We’ve got your back. Below you’ll find all the articles you may need this holiday season to make sure your pie game is on point.