Cranberry Apple Pie, perfect for Christmas | Pies Before Guys

Cranberry Apple Pie

Christmas season is in full force my friends. Of course Christmas cookies are a main staple in your holiday dessert table, but don’t overlook the classic pie.

Cranberry Apple Pie, perfect for Christmas | Pies Before Guys

Cranberry Apple Pie, perfect for Christmas | Pies Before Guys

This recipe is perfect for the holidays with the bright red cranberries. Grab yourself a few holiday pie crust cutters before they’re sold out for an extra festive touch. Continue reading “Cranberry Apple Pie”

10 Fall Pie Crust Designs for all your fall pie baking | via pies before guys

10 Fall Pie Crust Designs

Happy fall y’all! Pie season is officially here. (I personally think it’s pie season, year round…but that’s just me).

If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of pie in your future. Between apple picking, Friendsgiving, and Thanksgiving—your oven is about to be in overdrive.

Which means you need insta-worthy pie crust ideas…naturally. Take a peak at a few of my favorite autumn inspired pie crusts. Hap-pie baking.

For these fun crust designs, you’ll find a few tools very handy:

Fall Banner

Throw some leaves and pumpkins on your pie and top it with an adorable fall banner.

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via @acarriedaffairdesigns

 

Don’t Stop Be-leaf-in’

No such thing as too many leaves. All you need is a bit of patience and a lot of pie crust dough.

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LatticeLeaf

via @thepieblog

 

Watercolored Fall Leaves

Use a bit of watercoloring (aka food coloring) to add fall colors to your pie crust.

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via @mariesaba

 

Hap-pie Thankgiving

Puns on pie are always a good idea. Letter cutouts are essential, unless you have the hands of a surgeon.

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via @thepieblog

 

Pumpkin Toppers

Pumpkin pie may not have a top crust, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a few embellishments. I love these with leaves, pumpkins, and cranberry decorations.

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via @fortyninefigs

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via @thepieblog

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via Sally’s Baking Addiction 

 

Mini Fall Pies

Make your mini pies even more adorable with a big leaf and a tiny braid.

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via @jojoromancer

 

Hope you feel inspired! There’s more where that came from. Follow @thepieblog on instagram for all the essential pie tips and inspiration this pie season.

 

 

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7 Valentine’s Day Pie Crust Ideas

Everyone knows I’m a fan of fun pie crust designs. So naturally I’ve been stocking up on Valentine’s Day pie ideas for weeks.

Break out your heart-shaped cutouts because I’ve found some of the most creative, Cupid-approved pie crust ideas our there. Here are my favorites:

Go Heart Crazy

Pro-tip: Crust is easier to cut when slightly frozen (it’s sturdier!)

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Roses are Red, Pie is Tasty

And this one is drop-dead-gorgeous

Roses

via The Kitchen McCabe

Get Sassy

The pun-ier, the better

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8 Christmas Pie Crust Ideas

The final countdown is on. Christmas will be here before we know it. There’s a million things left on my to do list, but the good news? I’ve been stocking up on puns all year, so I’m well prepared to wish everyone a Meowy Christmas.

I’ve also been accumulating a list of Christmas pie crust design inspiration. Because if it’s not insta-worthy, did you even bake it?

Santa & His Reindeer

Santa & His Reindeer - List of Christmas Pie Crust Design Ideas

via @mariesaba on instagram

 

Ho Ho Ho

Ho Ho Ho Slab Pie - 8 Christmas Pie Crust Design Ideas

via @jojoromancer on instagram

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Creative & Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner. Which means you’ve picked out a costume, chosen a spooky cocktail, and purchased a surplus of candy…but what’s the status on your epic halloween pie?!

I know halloween is typically a strictly candy holiday, but I’m of the belief that every holiday deserves a delicious pie. So, I’ve searched the internet for the most creative, funny, spooky, and boo-tiful pie ideas to help you kill it this year.

 

Frankenstein Pie

Creative & Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

via I Wash You Dry

 

Mummy Pies

mummy-pie

via veggie desserts

 

Spiderweb Pie

Spider-pie

via Bigger Bolder Baking

 

Jack-o-lantern Pies

Jack-o-lantern

via DIYs

 

Graveyard Pie

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via Very Best Baking

 

Pumpkin Pie Pops

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via one little project

Happy Halloween! Hope you eat too much candy, enjoy a creepy cocktail (or two), and step up your game with a spooky pie.

Creative & Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

To quote my British coworker, “that American holiday is next week, right? …what’s it called again?” Apparently “the 4th of July” is a tough one to remember 😂

If you can remember the name or not, it’s right around the corner. Time to break out your American flag tank and whip up a red, white, and blue pie.

For those of you in the mood to be adventurous overachievers—I’ve scoured the internet for the best patriotic pie ideas. Dust off your star-shaped cutouts and get to work.

1. Seeing Stars
Patriotic Pies - Seeing stars

via The Recipe Critic

2. Red, White, and Berries

Patriotic Pies - Red, White, and Berries
via Simply Recipes

3. Star Spangled Slab

Patriotic Pies - Star Spangeled Slab pie
via Wife Mama Foodie

4. Mini Stars

Patriotic Pies - Mini star pie

via eHow

5. American Flag

Patriotic Pie - American Flag

Last but not least, one of my favorite pies of all time. And I promise it’ll be a show stopper at any BBQ.

Fine more red, white, and blue pie ideas on our Pinterest board →5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

10 Decorative Pie Crust Ideas

We all know the importance of inner beauty…but I think every pie should have a touch of outer beauty too. Who doesn’t want to make a good first impression?

Now, I’ve had my fair share of delicious pies hidden in plain old pie crust, but there’s something special about a pretty pie. Plus they’re a hit on instagram/snapchat/your-social-media-of-choice.

The options are endless so I’ve compiled a few creative ideas to get the inspirational juices flowing. Take a peek at my favorite decorative pie crust designs:

1. Braided Crust

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You will need an entire extra recipe of dough for this beauty, but trust me–it’s worth it! I spent what felt like forever making this for Abby’s birthday pie, but Bon Appétit’s tutorial was a total savior.

2. Zig Zag Pie

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This crust design works great for juicy berry pies and is honestly so easy.

3. Say it With Crust

There are endless options when it comes to adding puns to your pie. But here’s my pro-tip: get some letter cutters. Biggest. Time. Saver.

4. Fall Leaves Crust

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This beauty is a perfect design for all your fall pies. Goes great with a pumpkin spice latte #basic

5. DIY Pie Stencils

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How cool is this? Studio DIY thought of another fun way to add a few puns to your pie.

6. Crimped Edges

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It’s a little touch that adds some pizzaz to your pie. Just crimp with your thumb and forefingers.

7. Patriotic Flag Pie

I promise this jaw-dropping impressive crust is easier than it looks. It will make you the life of every summer BBQ and get you a record number of insta likes.

8. Unique Lattice

Alternating between thin and thick lattice strips makes for a fun unique twist on the traditional crust topper. I’ll be honest the thin strips are definitely more difficult to work with, but just keep them really cold.

9. Floating Lattice

Take another spin on a traditional lattice with what @jojoromancer calls “floating” lattice. Plus that heart crust edging is adorable.

10. DIY Banners

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Tap into your crafty side and add a banner. Plus side–no fancy crust technique needed!

I’m always on the hunt for new crust ideas, stay tuned for more on our Crust-Haves pinterest board.

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