My sincere love of pie has had me experimenting in the kitchen for years. I've eaten my share of last slices straight from the pie plate at midnight. And many, many pies later, I've discovered a few surprises. The truth is, there are tons of ways to take your pie up a notch, without even straying too far from the basics. Impress dinner guests (and yourself!) with these fancy pie tips and tricks. They really are as easy as...well, you know.
Check out the slideshow above for nine ways to fancy up your pies.
This article originally appeared on Food52: 9 Ways to Fancy Up Your Pies.