Thanks for the prompt and warm welcome, Mezzaluna! I've just started checking out the posts, and this seems like a good place for me.
I know for certain there have been discussions over the year about pie crusts. Everyone will want to hear what you have to say about them! What would you say is your favorite pie to eat? To make?
I'm a big proponent of less is more, with respect to pies. And my favorites seem to change weekly. A very basic sweet cherry pie, like the one pictured in my avatar, might be my favorite at the moment, but I love almost every fruit pie, and a coconut crunch topping sets off a cherry pie nicely, too.
I'm curious about what others might say about pie crusts, as well. I'm always trying to make my basic pie crust a bit flakier, and adding cake flour and a higher ratio of Crisco to butter seems to help a bit. I'd love to get some ideas from experienced bakers regarding how to firm up my other crusts - the graham cracker and chocolate crumb ones that I make crumble more than I'd like when sliced.