How to Transfer Dough from the Counter

Learn how to move dough from the counter to the pie plate with ease, and tune in to Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship on Sundays at 9|8 c for more tips and baking ideas.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

A Step-by-Step Guide

Here's how to get your dough from the counter to anywhere else like a champion.

Step 1

Roll your dough out a little bigger than your pan. 

Step 2

Roll the dough up around your rolling pin …

Step 3

… keeping the dough loose around the pin.

Step 4

Then, hold the pin over your pan …

Step 5

… and unroll your dough, leaving a generous overhang on all sides.

Step 6

Work your way around the rim of the plate …

Step 7

… gently pressing the dough into place.

Step 8

If you're planning a double-crust pie, crimp however you want. But if you're going single-crust, or using a tart pan …

Step 9

… roll your rolling pin over the edge of the tart pan …

Step 10

… to neatly sever the dough.

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