Kitchen Tip: To prevent cracking, let dough stand at room temperature to soften slightly before rolling, about 10 min.
Kitchen Tip: To make a foil cover for the pastry edge, trace the bottom of your pie plate on a large piece of foil. Cut out the inner circle. Add filling to pastry crust and set foil ring over the edge of the pie before baking.
Kitchen Tip: In a pinch, use a store-bought 9-in. frozen pie shell. Just reduce the pre-baking time to 15 min.