Have you ever baked a pie and when you go to serve it you realize the bottom crust is moist and doughy, not flaky as it should be? This is caused because of the moisture in the filling and the pie not being baked long enough. There are ways in which you can try to avoid this from happening. The tips below will help you ensure that your crust comes out flaky every time.
- If using a moist filling, blind bake the crust before adding the filling to keep crust crisp and flaky.
- For moist fillings, coat bottom crust with egg white to prevent crust from becoming soggy.
- To prevent soggy double crust pies, be sure to make slits in the top crust so the steam can escape as the pie is baking.
- Bake double crust pies in bottom third of the oven so the bottom crust cooks enough to prevent sogginess and so that the top crust does not brown too quickly.
- Cook the pie in the microwave for approximately 5 minutes before placing in the oven to bake. This will help get the baking process going around the sides and bottom of the pie.