Pie doughs are sensitive. Try not to pull or tug the dough when fitting it in the pan—it can cause it to shrink when baking.
Glaze to Amaze
For an impressive, shiny finish, brush the top of a double-crust pie with a beaten egg or egg white mixed with a little water.
Add Your Own Flavor
Because shortening is flavorless, it is great to use in frosting recipes. It lets the flavor shine!