Oh, heck yeah! It's National Pie Day. Whether you love making pie or simply eating it, like me (mmm!), today is a really big, important day for all things pie.
Over on The Prowl, we're celebrating this most pie-oh-licious day with an awesome crowd-sourced roundup of pie goods -- from bakeware and cookbooks to straight-up pie fun for pie fun's sake! Before you head over to shop and add your favorites, check out these 10 pie-making essentials from our board, which offer you everything you need for the very best pie-making (and pie-eating) adventure.
1. Pie Inspiration
First, you're going to need some inspiration. If you've never had the pleasure of sitting down with a slice from Brooklyn pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds, now's your chance to make their recipes at home. Say hello to pies like Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, Green Chili Chocolate, and Salty Honey (oh man, this one is good!).
2. Good Ingredients & Great Crust
Good pie is highly dependent on good ingredients so don't skimp on your pie's insides. Possibly even more essential is good, flaky pie crust! Find a recipe (or a great prepared crust) you love and stick to it.
3. Pie Wear
Pie-making means wearing a very special uniform -- one that can essentially be covered in flour and globs of dough. An apron is a must; a fabulous apron is even better.
4. A King Pin
If you're rolling out your own pie crust, then you're going to need a good rolling pin. They come in many shapes and materials -- from sturdy wooden rod styles, like this one, to actual rolling pins with handles.
5. A Cool, Marble Surface
Sure, you can roll out pie crust without a fancy marble surface. However, marble stays cooler than room temperature, which helps keep your dough from turning into a gloppy, floppy mess. A great investment.
6. Beautiful Pie Dish
A beautiful pie deserves a beautiful pie dish. That's a fact.
7. Sensational Servers
When it comes time to dish up your pie masterpiece, you'll need the right tools for the job. A knife and a pie server. Gold ones are also nice.
8. Slice To-Go Boxes
Odds are your guests will want some of your fabulous pie to go. You also might want to pack a slice in your lunch. Be prepared.
9. Perfect Pie Tote
If you need to transport your pies, it's nice to have a good tote that fits your dessert.
10. A Fork.
I'm sure you have one or two of these. Now EAT. THE PIE. AND SAY YUM.
Head on over to The Prowl right now for more National Pie Day inspiration and to shop all kinds of great pie goodies. Our crowd-sourced board will delight pie makers and pie eaters alike.