Pie Recipes that Everyone Will Love

Pie Recipes that Everyone Will Love

When talking about bakery goods, pies are a must. The United States is known for its great diversity in its creations, which range from the most traditional to the most innovative. Therefore, in this article, you will learn some pie recipes with which you will surely surprise.

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Pie Recipes: The American Pie, a Must at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most important celebrations in the United States. In fact, one of the star pie recipes for this date is the American pie.

Its origin is European, around 1381. At that time, the doughs were used to store fruits or nuts. Likewise, since 1890, it has been customary to enjoy these pie recipes with vanilla ice cream (Directo al paladar, n.d.).

Here is a step-by-step guide to make it (Villalón, 2021):

  1. Mix 310 g of flour with 3 teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of salt. Then, add 220 g of cold butter in cubes and knead.
  2. Add 7 tablespoons of cold water and form a ball with your hands. Then, divide the mixture into two, leaving one slightly bigger. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator for two hours.
  3. Melt 100 g of butter in a saucepan. Add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir until it cooks. Then add 200 g of sugar and half a teaspoon of cinnamon. At the end, cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Peel and finely slice the apples. Add them to the previous mixture.
  5. Then, take out the larger dough, roll it out with a rolling pin, and place it on the mold.
  6. Add the filling with the apples. Stretch the smaller ball and cut 1 cm thick strips. Then, place them horizontally and vertically to form a grid.
  7. Brush the pie with an egg and bake for 15 minutes at 428°F. Then, lower it to 356°F and bake for 45 minutes. Finally, let it cool and enjoy.

Banana Cream Pie: Another Favorite

This is one of the pie recipes that became popular in 1951 thanks to the Armed Forces. In fact, it is so famous that its day is commemorated on March 2. It is prepared in this way:

  1. First, spread 1 unit of shortcrust pastry on the mold. Prick it with a fork, place plastic wrap on top, and add a handful of rice.
  2. Then bake for 15 minutes at 338°F. Let it cool down.
  3. Dissolve 12 g of gelatin sheets in water. Hydrate for ten minutes.
  4. Peel 300 g of banana slices. Then, melt 23 g of butter in a frying pan and add the bananas. Caramelize them with 50 g of sugar.
  5. Next, for the cream, mix 30 g cornstarch, 125 g sugar, and 4 egg yolks. Make a slurry.
  6. On the other hand, heat 2 cups of milk with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla Add the previous mixture and keep stirring until it thickens.
  7. Remove from the heat and add gelatin to dissolve.
  8. Finally, transfer the filling to the base. You can sprinkle chocolate chips, spread the cream, and put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve and enjoy with cocoa powder.

As final tips for making your pie recipes, remember to use fresh ingredients, experiment with innovative flavors, and add an artistic touch to your creations. See you in the oven!


Bibliographic References

Clemente, E. (2018, November 16th). Banana cream pie: receta americana de postre. Directo al paladar. https://www.directoalpaladar.com/postres/banana-cream-pie-receta-americana-de-postre

Directo al paladar. (n.d.). American pie: así es la tarta favorita de Estados Unidos (receta imprescindible en Acción de Gracias). https://www.directoalpaladar.com/cultura-gastronomica/american-pie-asi-tarta-favorita-estados-unidos-receta-imprescindible-accion-gracias

Villalón, C. (2021, February 28th). Tarta de manzana estilo Apple Pie americana, una receta para triunfar. El Español. https://www.elespanol.com/cocinillas/recetas/postres/20210228/tarta-manzana-estilo-apple-pie-americana-triunfar/1002236826297_30.html