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Oh, my! Pie recipes, "how-to" videos and more from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

  • Fruit pies, perfected

    Fruit pies, perfected

    We tested, tasted and fine-tuned. Here's what we learned.

  • Recipe: Sweet cherry pie

    Recipe: Sweet cherry pie

    Sweet cherry pie Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie 3/4 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling over the pie 1/4 cup cornstarch 6 cups sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, preferably Grand Marnier Prepared...

  • Recipe: Nectarine almond crumble pie

    Recipe: Nectarine almond crumble pie

    Nectarine almond crumble pie Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling time Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie Crumble topping 2/3 cup whole almonds 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch...

  • Video: How to crimp the edge of a pie shell

    Video: How to crimp the edge of a pie shell

  • Recipe: Flaky pie crust

    Recipe: Flaky pie crust

      Flaky pie crust Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: This makes enough crust for 1 (9- to 10-inch) pie Note: The cider vinegar is used to help "shorten" the crust, improving the texture. Though you might smell the vinegar as you roll out the crust, you should not taste or smell...

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