Easy Caramel Apple Galette

Have you ever had a galette? I find it best described as: a pie with a sun roof.

Caramel Apple Galette - Easy, rustic, delicious dessert | via Pies Before Guys

Get this…a galette is a low-maintenance, approachable dessert.

They’re basically a down-to-earth rustic version of a pie. The best part? You really can’t mess it up.

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The only skills needed are the ability to fold your pastry over the filling—and you end up with an elaborately impressive looking dessert. Continue reading “Easy Caramel Apple Galette”

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

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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.

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

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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Friendsgiving Essentials

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We can all agree that the only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is TWO Thanksgiving dinners. So this week as everyone gets their to-do lists organized, we shall toast to the genius who created Friendsgiving.

Obviously the critical question on your Friendsgiving to-do list is: what pie am I making!? I would be seriously offended if that wasn’t your first priority.

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But people also get hungry for non-pie foods (weird…), and thirsty for things that are not pie shakes (strange…), and they want to take instagram worthy pics (gosh humans are needy). So I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Friendsgiving essentials for the overachiever in all of us.

Time to roll out the fat pants.

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Fill your plate

Friends don’t let friends get hangry.

  • The real reason I need fat pants is stuffing. If it was acceptable I’d probably eat an entire meal of the glorious dish. WOW your friends with this drool-worthy wild mushroom stuffing
  • No one says no to bacon—except maybe your one vegetarian friend—but that just means more bacon for you. Check veggies off your list with these bacon brussels sprouts. Yes, you do need these in your life right now.

Fill your glass

Drinks worthy of a toast.

Fill your already full guests

No one will judge if you eat dessert first.

Fill your camera roll

If you didn’t instagram, did it really happen?

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  • No matter which pie you choose, go all out with your pie crust: add some leaf cutouts, put something witty on top, craft a mind-blowing turkey out of dough…whatever floats your boat. Cue the impressed insta stories.
  • Note to self, take cute pics before your second helping of stuffing. Regardless, a cute banner takes your friendsgiving to the next level. Head to your nearest craft store and get to work. Stickers and pre-cut paper are your friend–or you can be a lunatic like me and cut scrapbook paper into the shape of leaves by hand (I don’t recommend it 😆).

Cheers to an epic Friendsgiving!