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Cookbook Club (2/3) -- Favorite pie-making tip you learned this month?

Tell us about your favorite trick you learned from Art of the Pie (or from your pie-making peers in the Facebook group)!

(Thread 3/3 will be questions specifically for author Kate McDermott, and will go up closer to our 12pm EST chat time with her!)

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Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added over 1 year ago

I'm now set on using my cocktail shaker for ice water thanks to Amy Chen (and the fellow pie lover in the Pie Nation Facebook group (co-founded by Kate McDermott) that she learned it from)—it eliminates the chance of rogue ice cubes slipping out and messing up your ice water measurement!

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Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie
added over 1 year ago

This is the best tip ever! I'm going to be using it, too!

Spenser Durrick
added over 1 year ago

Leaf lard is the key to an amazing crust!! Also, I learned that the fridge is my best friend when making dough. :)

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Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie
added over 1 year ago

It was a real game changer for me when I first learned about it!

Lindsay-Jean Hard
Lindsay-Jean Hard

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added over 1 year ago

I also really appreciated the very precise food processor directions for pie dough in Art of the Pie. When I've used a food processor in the past before for pie dough it came out tough, but Kate's came out perfectly, her all-butter dough made in the food processor is my new go-to dough!

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Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie
added over 1 year ago

Great to hear! I always hold back a little water and then finish off the food processor crust by hand.

Aryss
added over 1 year ago

To chill my flour as well as my bowl as well as a fork to mix the dough with. The dough turned out so beautifully! Also, due to the failure of one of my meringues, I learned a ton about how meringues work, why they sometimes don't work, and how to work with them which I thought was fantastic!

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Kate McDermott-Art of the Pie
added over 1 year ago

Excellent! It's all about the continued learning of this craft.

MomMom
added over 1 year ago

Keeping flour and bowl in my freezer - great tip, thanks!

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