Pie boxes are one of the things most people take for granted. Sure, they may be small and simple, but they play an important role in our everyday lives. Pie boxes keep pies from crumbling and make them easy to transport. But what about the pie boxes themselves? Are they just small pieces of wood with a lid on them? Not at all. We’ll explore the history and meaning of pie boxes, as well as provide you with tips on how to make your own. So whether you’re looking for a unique gift or want to improve your own cooking skills, pie boxes are definitely worth reading.
What is a Pie Box?
are another great way to package your pies. They’re easy to make, and they look great on your countertop. Plus, they’re a great way to show off your baking skills.
To make a pie box, you’ll need some supplies:
A pie crust
A lid or cover
Parchment paper or wax paper
Pie weights (or heavy books)
Pie pan(s) with removable bottom(s)
Offset spatula or metal spoon
Pie Server or 9″ Pie Plate
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set the pie crust in the center. Trim the edges of the dough so that they are even with the edge of the pan. Place a weight (like a book) on top of the dough, and press down evenly. Crimp the dough around the edge of the pan using your fingers. Make sure there are no gaps between the dough and pan. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup (120 ml) of sugar and 1 egg yolk until well combined. Set aside.
- Remove one of the pie pans from the oven and carefully pour 1/4 cup (60 ml) of sugar mixture into it. Bake again for five minutes and pies are ready to serve.
Why are Pie Boxes Awesome?
Pie boxes are awesome because they make it super easy to transport and serve your pies. They’re also great for storage and can be reused multiple times. Plus, they look really cool.
How to Make a Pie Boxes
Making pie boxes is a great way to protect your pies and keep them fresh. There are a few different methods you can use to make pie boxes, and they all have their own advantages. This guide will show you the best way to make pie boxes using two different methods:
- The folding method.
- The pressing method.
The folding method is the easiest way to make pie boxes, and it only requires two steps. First, cut a piece of cardboard that’s slightly bigger than your pie plate. Then, unfold the cardboard so that it’s in the shape of a box. Next, fold one side of the cardboard up so that it forms a hinge. Finally, fold the other side of the cardboard up so that it forms another hinge.
The pressing method is more complicated than the folding method, but it’s also more reliable. First, cut four pieces of cardboard that are equal in size to your pie plate. Then, place the pie plate on top of one of the pieces of cardboard so that the edges of the pie plate are touching both sides of the cardboard. Next, use a ruler or an inch gauge to measure down from one end of one side of the pie plate to centerline on one end of another side of same piece of cardboard. Make sure there is at least 1/2-inch between each centimeter measurement.
Tips for Making Perfect Pies
Making perfect pies is a skill that many novice bakers struggle with. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here, we’ll provide you with tips for making perfect pies every time.
1. Make sure your dough is properly chilled: Chilling your dough will help ensure that it’s easier to work with and less likely to shrink during baking.
2. Follow the recipe precisely: Don’t try to shortcut or change the recipe in anyway – if it doesn’t call for an egg, don’t add one; if it calls for sugar, use only what’s called for; etc. If you make a mistake, the end result may not be as pleasing as if you’d followed the recipe exactly.
3. Use the right-sized pie pan: When choosing a pie pan, make sure its diameter matches the size of your dough-ball – otherwise your pie will not fit in the pan properly and will end up being very thin and tall (or short and squatty, depending on how you look at it).
4. Don’t overfill your pan: Overfilling your pan will give your crusts a tough texture and won’t allow them to cook through properly -Resulting in a pale crust and soggy filling inside.
5. Preheat your oven before starting to bake: This will help ensure even baking across the entire circumference of your pie shell, which can result in a more evenly cooked pastry crust.
Pumpkin Cobbler Box
Pumpkin cobbler is a fall favorite and one of the easiest pies to make. All you need is some pie crust, pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, spices and milk. The only difficult part might be getting the pumpkin mixture just right so that it doesn’t end up too lumpy or watery.
To make a perfect cobbler, place the pie crust in a 9-inch baking pan. Spread the pumpkin mixture over the crust and spread evenly. Sprinkle with sugar and eggs. Pour milk over the filling. Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes or until set in the center.