Types of Pie
Before we get started you should think about what type of pies you’re interested in making. There are hundreds of varieties to choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down for you. Although typically categorized by type of crust, pies can also be categorized by filling. Let’s take a look!
Banana cream, chocolate cream, coconut cream…these pies are aptly named because of their, you guessed it, delicious cream filling.
Just as their name suggests, these pies are made with fruit. What’s your favorite fruit? Throw it in a pie. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
Savory pies are typically meat pies, or pot pies such as a chicken pot pie or a steak and kidney pie. Mmm…pie…
This type of pie has its filling on the bottom and some variety of crust or topping to cover the top only. An example of this would be a cobbler or a crumble.
A filled pie is the reverse of a top crust. It has a pastry or crust on the bottom with the filling on top such as a pumpkin or pecan pie.
These pies have both a top and bottom crust. The top can be a lattice style or a full crust. People often use cookie cutters to cut shapes in the top crust, which allows steam to escape and also adds a decorative flair.
So you've learned about all the different types of pies, now we're going to go over all the tools that you'll need in order to make a delicious pie yourself!
Learn the Tools