When we were living with our best friends, mine taught me how to make pie crusts. She makes them by hand and has her own little tricks. Her pie crusts turn out flaky and delicious every time.
I wanted to make a bunch of pies for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, the year before last. I wanted to make the traditional ones like, cherry, pumpkin, and apple, but I also wanted to try something new. I wanted to try lemon meringue pie. I had never done anything like this before, so it was going to take a few tries.
I made the crusts for all the pies. It took us all day long. Literally, we started after the kids went to school and we weren't done until dinner time. There were so many pies to make. Not only did I tell my MIL that I was going to be bring all the pies, I told my other friend, I'd make their pies too. Apparently, I lost my mind.
After we got all the easy pies done, I started on the lemon meringue pies. It really wasn't that hard. The most difficult part was getting the meringue the right consistency. Oh, and trying not to burn it when I had to brown the top. All the pies turned out delicious and the lemon meringue was a HUGE hit. It is requested now every time we have a family function.
Go over to Mel's site and see what everyone else is bring to show and tell.