Few things exude as much fall flavor as a delightfully golden-brown slice of sweet pie. Pies are a Thanksgiving standard and one we’d never want to live without. Here in New York, the local farm stands are buzzing as a chill fills the air. Cars line up down the wide-open road, waiting to purchase the perfect pie. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t those people too. It would be unfortunate to deny yourself the simpler pleasure of indulging in a fabulous slice of fall pie. There are so many to choose from and they’re all equally irresistible! But what makes a good pie great? Here are a couple of our “must have” features of a pie that’s worth the extra calories!
Pie is only as good as the warm blanket of crust it’s wrapped in. It can truly make or break a pie. If the crust is too flimsy it will not hold the filling properly and be an impossible mushy mess to slice! Pie falling apart before it gets to the plate? Not ideal. Our perfect pie has a firm but flaky crust with an unmistakably spice driven flavor. Bonus style points if the pie has a gorgeous lattice on the top! That takes patience, dedication and a love for the art of baking to achieve!
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When we think of pie filling our minds naturally jump straight to Apple pie. The perfect consistency and unrivaled flavor. On our must haves list, this filling has to be perfectly cooked. The apples should be soft but not mushy, and certainly not still crunchy. Making your own Apple pie at home with fresh picked apples is one of our favorite ways to spend a crisp fall afternoon! It’s everything we want out of fall and more when it’s served a la mode. Does anything else compare? Verdict’s out on that one… If you’re making a pie this season our best tips to achieve greatness (especially when it comes to the crust) are to cook with chilled ingredients and to not over mix or over blend! Keeping the ingredients chilled will allow you to achieve the perfect crust! Although sometimes, things taste better when somebody else prepares them. For this holiday season, let us do the heavy lifting.
If you’re drooling now thinking about the perfect slice of pie but don’t have the time to pull together your own Thanksgiving feast, bring home our famous Thanksgiving To-Go by Prime & Tellers! This incredible Thanksgiving feast arrives with a 22-pound Cider-Brined Turkey ready to pop in the oven with included Turkey Stock, heating instructions, and a thermometer! Gravy comes ready to heat and drizzle over the delicious slices of warm turkey. Trays of Roasted Garlic and Sage Stuffing, Sweet Potato Puree, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, and Whipped Potatoes arrive ready to heat and bring to the table; and of course, we cannot forget about the Cranberry sauce! Butternut Squash Soup comes ready to warm with Creme Fraiche and small Pumpernickel Croutons to garnish. Gooey, decadent Baked Brie comes with delicious Pear and Caramelized Onion Chutney with Cranberry Walnut Bread. Multigrain dinner rolls come with whipped salted butter (because who doesn’t love bread?) Thanksgiving could never be complete without pie, so this kit arrives with not one pie, but two! These Pumpkin and Pecan pies arrive with Whipped Cream and by the time you are ready for dessert, slice, serve and sit back, remembering to give thanks for the wonderful people around you.