Spend money at the farmers' market, go for an all-butter dough, and stop worrying about making your pie look pretty. The best pies are the ugliest, says Nicole Mournian, pastry chef at Gjelina and Gjelina Takeaway. Mournian won the 2012 Good Food Pie Contest, and this year she'll be a judge.
Find a list of her tips on the Good Food blog.
Photo: After Nicole Mournian won the 2012 Good Food Pie Contest, she went on to nab another ribbon at the 2013 American Pie Competition in Orlando, Florida.