Making a homemade pie crust is easier than it seems at first. After you have some trial and error in terms of working with soft, pliable pie dough, making it look like a professionally made dessert just takes a small amount of additional work. For the upcoming holiday season, take the time to learn the tricks and make a truly exceptional dessert with these awesome tutorials from experienced food bloggers on the web!

In this first video, Cara and Phoebe of Big Girls Small Kitchen, show you how to make 2 very simple pie crusts. One is a classic pie dough that you roll out to fill the pan, and the other is a great shortcrust that you press directly into your pan after you make it!

This next video comes by way of Leite's Culinaria, featuring Libbie Summers! It shows tons of awesome, super creative ways of decorating pie crusts, from cut-out stars to braided rings. There are 20 pie crust decorating techniques in 20 seconds, and they're all just that easy too.

Do you have any tips, tricks, or favorite techniques to achieve the perfect pie crust? Tell us!

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