Homemade Pies: Tips From The Ranch

From cartoons to your neighborhood bakery, nothing draws in a crowd like fresh-baked pies! At Amadio, we have always taken special care to bake the best pies we can make. We got together with our chefs for some tips and tricks for baking and are excited to share them with you. A homemade pie is a religious experience, and that’s why we’re writing this blog.

Today we’re going to talk all about homemade pies and what makes them unique. We’re also going to break down some tips on how you can make the best pies around. And finally, we will tell you all about the pies we sell every week and how you can get your hands on one of our fresh baked desserts. We love everything about pie and were excited to talk about it with you. So let’s get started by talking about making pies from scratch.

Why Try Homemade Pie

Baking pie is no easy task. Depending on your needs, filling, or how complicated your top is, the whole process could take all day if you want to make it perfect. Of course, you can save time by buying pre-made ingredients, but you’ll lose the ability to add a personal touch to your creation. Similarly, the perfect pie crust requires some finesse to create, and while some brands are better than other, frozen crust rarely matches up.

While the flavor is one of the main reasons people prefer baking on their own, people also find it enjoyable. Between cubing butter, using your hands to knead the dough, and smelling a pie cooling, there are many things about baking that can be satisfying. But if the process is too involved, never fear; Amadio is always here to provide you with a homemade pie cooked with our local produce! We have several locations where you can come and find Amadio products for sale! But if you are interested in baking a pie, we have some tips for you.

Pie Baking Tips and Tricks

Baking a pie seems more complicated than it typically is. People can be Nervous about over kneading or too wet of a filling, but with a few essential tips, you will always end up with the perfect pie. At the ranch, pies have been a staple of our business from the very beginning. So you can be sure we know a thing or two about how to make a great one! 

Keep reading to learn tricks for every part of the pie, from a gooey filling to a flakey crust.

The first step to making a good pie is ensuring that you’re keeping the ingredients cold. The perfect pie crust is flakey and golden brown, ensuring butter remains frozen and no water is weeping into the four will help preserve this fluffy crust. If your dough gets too warm and water infects your crust, the result will be chewy and more breadlike. While the key to crust is temperature, the perfect pie filling is all about time. 

Making sure your pie comes out perfect is all about nailing the ideal cooking time. For the first section, many recipes will call for a short high-temperature bake to set everything. Similarly, fruit and custard-based pies need vastly different cooking times. Make sure that you’ve thoroughly read the recipe and strictly adhere to the cooking times.

Amadio vs. The Rest

Not every pie is made equal. If you’re looking for the best and freshest pies you can find in Arizona, Amadio Ranch is the place to be. We offer traditional favorites like apple, cherry, peach, and specialty pies like strawberry rhubarb or caramel apples! Our pies are made fresh, and we never ship out a pie that doesn’t meet our quality standards. Amadio knows that to ensure your dessert is the best possible, we have to be careful with shipping. So the ranch only sends out pies Monday to Wednesday to ensure freshness. 

Our competitors will often bake and store pies for long, which requires additional preservatives or gives the pie a chance to deteriorate. We only sell fresh pastry at the ranch, so you know it will be a hit at any party or event. If you decide to buy a pie, you won’t find a better shop than us.

Homemade Pies

Freshly baked pies are one of our favorite things in the world. And making a pie is a central part of the Amadio Ranch. Today we talked about pie, different baking tips, and why our pies stand out from the competition. The Amadio team has been making pies since day one, so we were excited to talk about the different things we’ve learned along the way. But of course, we started by talking about what makes a homemade pie special. But we didn’t stop there. We also told you two of our favorite baking tips. Amadio is proud to have provided Arizona with fresh homemade pies for many years to come. But you don’t have to take our word for it, check out the Kallen media company spotlight on Amadio for one of our partners’ perspectives. Head over to the Amadio shop today if you’re curious about trying a delicious dessert made with local ingredients.

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