Step 5 - Serving Tippin's cream pie

Tips for Cutting the Perfect Slice of Pie

Pies look so lovely in their Tippin’s pie tins. But once you start cutting into them, they don’t always make it to the plate in such a pretty state. Since we have extensive experience in cutting the perfect slice of pie, we’d like to share the tips we’ve learned from nearly 40 years of cutting and serving pies.

Tippin’s Tips for Cutting Pie

Tip #1 — Tippin’s pies can be cut into however many slices you want, but we recommend six slices for our 8″ and 9″ pies.

Tip #2 — Each type of pie requires a slightly different cutting technique. Our crust is flaky and delicate, so we take extra care to keep from breaking it. Here’s the secret – all pies cut better and the crust breaks less when the pies are chilled or even slightly frozen.

Tip #3 — It takes not just one knife, but two! Use both a long serrated knife and a short paring knife for best results.

Tip #4 — The first piece of pie is always the toughest to serve. For best results, we recommend using a pie server that has a bend to it so it fits the shape of the pie. That makes it easier to lift the slices out of the pie tin.

Here are step-by-step instructions and photos to show you how to slice Tippin’s three different types of pie:

Fruit Pies

Use this method to slice and serve Tippin’s Apple, Cherry, Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blackberry, Blueberry, and other fruit pies.

Step 1 — Place pie in the freezer for about 15 to 30 minutes to chill before cutting. The fruit pie should be well chilled, but not frozen.

Step 2 — Use a long serrated knife to score the crust. Place the knife across the top of the pie and press gently to cut through the edge of the crust. Don’t saw, just press.

Step 3 - Slicing Tippin's fruit pie

Step 3 — Now use a paring knife to cut into the pie along the score lines. Start in the center of the pie and draw the knife out. Cut through the top and bottom crusts. Wipe the knife after each cut.

Step 4 - Slicing Tippin's fruit pie

Step 4 — Let the pie thaw to room temperature or warm the pie, if you prefer. {Pop the pie in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes to give it that just baked aroma and taste.} Serve and enjoy!

Step 5 - Slicing & serving Tippin's fruit pie

Cream Pies

Use this method to slice and serve Tippin’s French Silk, Key Lime, Coconut Cream, Lemon Supreme, and other cream pies.

Step 1 — Cream pies should always be stored in the refrigerator, so keep in the refrigerator until ready to slice.

Step 2 — Place a long serrated knife across the pie and press gently to cut through the edges of the crust. You’re just scoring the pie and marking the top, not cutting all the way through.

Step 1 - Slicing Tippin's cream pie

Step 3 — Wipe the knife with each press to keep the cream as neat as possible. Repeat to score the pie into six slices.

Step 2 - Slicing Tippin's cream pie

Step 4 — Now use a paring knife to cut into the pie along the score lines. Start in the center of the pie and draw the knife out, cutting through the bottom crust. Wipe the knife after each cut.

Step 3 - Slicing Tippin's cream pie

Step 5 — Serve and enjoy!

Step 5 - Serving Tippin's cream pie

Nut Pies

We have a super special technique for slicing nut pies like Tippin’s Pecan and Dixie pies. Follow these steps to slice and serve nut pies like a pro!

Step 1 — Place the pie in the freezer 1 to 2 hours before cutting. The nut pie should be firm and well chilled. It can even be frozen.

Step 2 — Hold the bottom of the pie tin in one hand. Place a cutting board on top of the pie and hold over the pie with your other hand. Flip so the pie is turned upside down on the cutting board. Gently remove the pie tin.

Step 1 - Slicing Tippin's nut pie

Step 3 — Use a long serrated knife to score the bottom of the crust. Saw gently to cut through the crust and into the filling, but not all the way through the pie.

Step 3 - Slicing Tippin's nut pie

Step 4 — Tilt the serrated knife to cut through the crust at the edge of the pie. Then cut through the other edge.

Step 4 - Slicing Tippin's nut pie

Step 5 — Once you have mostly cut through the pie, press the serrated knife into the scored line and press down with both hands to cut through the nuts.

Step 5 - Slicing Tippin's nut pie

Step 6 — Repeat two more times to cut the pie into six slices. Shape the pie back together as you go.

Step 6 - Slicing Tippin's nut pie

Step 7 — Put the tin back on the bottom of the pie and hold with one hand. Pick up the cutting board with your other hand and flip over.

Step 1 - Slicing Tippin's nut pie

Step 8 — When done correctly, the nuts on top of the pie may not appear to be cut until you use the pie server to remove the first piece.

Step 8 - Slicing Tippin's nut pie

Step 9 — Let the pie thaw to room temperature. Then serve and enjoy!

Step 9 - Serving Tippin's nut pie

 

Ready to try these pie cutting tips? Use our Pie Finder to find Tippin’s pies near you, or order online for home delivery.