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Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today: everything you need to know about pies and tarts.

Pies and tarts

Don't get us wrong: we love our cherries pies, our raspberry pies, our peach pies: those warm-weather, eating-in-a-bathing suit kind of pies, the ones meant to sit out in the sun, to serve with hamburgers and sangria.

But when it comes to pies, autumn -- and that food-filled celebration that falls within it -- is prime pie season. Because what's a Thanksgiving table without at least one kind of pie? (Or, really, at least three?)

In honor of this prime pie season, here are all of our pie-making tips and techniques. Better start practicing for the big day!

How to Hack a Tart Pan (with just a baking sheet and some foil)

How to Roll Out Pastry Dough

A Pastry Trick: The Best Way to Use Butter

Peeing an apple

And some tips and tricks for what to go in, around, and on top of your pie:

How to Make Whisk-Free Whipped Cream

How to Peel an Apple

Making the Perfect Caramel

Automagic Thanksgiving Menu Maker!
Automagic Thanksgiving Menu Maker!

Tags: Tart, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Holiday, Bake, Tips & Techniques, DIY Food, Holiday Entertaining, How-To & Diy