Whatever Thanksgiving looks like this year, it’s not Thanksgiving without pie. Did you know you can prep or even fully bake your pies ahead of time? Milk Street Contributing Food Editor Bianca Borges lays out exactly how—and when—to prep dough and filling in advance, whether you’re making a custard or fruit pie (or both, please!). Follow her lead and you’ll be able to enjoy the big day with less mess and less stress.

See here for a day-by-day countdown for all your Thanksgiving prep.