While making the pies, I used a couple kitchen gadgets I had never used before. The stainless steel scraper thingy and the pastry cutter. The scraper was a gift from family that I'm sure Nate has utilized, but I hadn't yet. It worked great for scraping pie crust off the counter. The pastry cutter was a garage sale find from a few years ago. I had no idea what it was when I bought it, I just liked it's age and the red handle that would match my kitchen. Since then it has lived in a kitchen drawer. It worked perfectly. I imagine it will get more use with time and look forward to adding to it's patina.
Rolling out the crust and getting it into the pan and on top of the pie in one piece was the hardest part (the filling was easy). It seemed that the dough was a little dry, but then again, I really had no idea what I was doing. For the peach raspberry pie, I just laid on a classic top, but it looked so boring! So, I added polka dots. Polka dots make everything better. Then for the triple berry pie, I made a lattice top. I realized part way through it may have been a bit ambitious, but I did it and it turned out! Overall, once I had the pies assembled, I was just hoping they would look better after baking!
No cat hair was added to the recipe.
I stopped Filibuster before he could get any closer.
Luckily, they looked better and much less amateur after coming out of the oven. Thank you heat. The family liked them...which was the goal...so mission accomplished!
Did I really just make an entire blog post about pie? Yup, I did. Totally worthy of a post in my book and I recommend you make a pie if you have never done so. Super satisfying.